Yale’s e360: Environmental Outlook Worse But People Just Don’t Care

The Yale School of Forestry site e360 has this juxtaposition of stories up now:

It reports: “Emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels soared by 41 percent from 1990 to 2008 and have jumped 29 percent since 2000, according to one of the most comprehensive studies to date of global carbon emissions.” At the current rate, the authors predict the globe will warm 9 to 11 degrees by the century’s end, much faster than scientists say it can handle without unimaginable climate changes.

The site is also featuring an op ed titled “Apocalypse Fatigue: Losing
the Public on Climate Change,” by the controversial duo Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger.

Scary stuff, especially in combination.

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I'm Christine MacDonald, a journalist and the author of the book: "Green, Inc., An Environmental Insider Reveals How a Good Cause Has Gone B

Posted on November 18, 2009, in Carbon footprint, Climate Change, lifestyle and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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