Graph for the Day for June 12, 2011

"The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change... The Kyoto Protocol was adopted in Kyoto, Japan, on 11 December 1997 and entered into force on 16 February 2005."  UNFCCC.

"The US accounted for more than 36 per cent of greenhouse emissions in 1990, but has refused to ratify the protocol, saying it would cost too many jobs."  ABC News.

 "As talks on a new world emissions treaty opened yesterday in Bali, companies and investors such as General Electric, Chevron and Lehman Brothers are backing Mr Gore's push for global limits on climate-changing carbon emissions, a strategy Mr Bush opposes."  New Zealand Herald, 2007.


Source:  US Statistical Abstract, Table 1389.


Hoven's Index for June 12, 2011


Change in carbon dioxide emissions from consuming fossil fuels, 1997 to 2008:

US:  4.4%

Canada:  5.0%

Switzerland:  5.6%

France:  8.0%

Netherlands:  10.1%

Iceland:  19.0%

World:  31.2%

Spain:  34.9%

India:  70.7%

China:  110.3%

Source:  US Statistical Abstract, Table 1389.

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