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Global carbon dioxide emissions hit a record 9.1 billion tonnes in 2010, after a year of the highest growth ever, a new study has found.
"This is the highest total annual growth recorded, and the highest annual growth rate since 2003," reported an analysis by the Global Carbon Project published Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change.
Originally posted by mnmcandiez
Oh man we better stop using electricity and driving!~~@~!@~#~!#~
We should stop breathing, we need to save the oxygen in the atmosphere too
Originally posted by fenceSitter
reply to post by Praetorius
You make an interesting point and I agree that this is a small percentage of our atmosphere. From my point of view though there has to be a 'tipping point' where to amount of man-made pollutants does cause some effect. My calculations only take into account one year of CO2, not including other gases and does not take into account how much we've dumped in all the years since we've started.
Even if that amount is still a small percentage, no body knows how much it too much. After all, only small amounts of asbestos, lead, arsenic in the human body can cause nasty health problems. Can't we safely assume that only small amounts of pollutants on the planet can also cause great harm?