NC Media Watch

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Friday, June 17, 2005

One reason for joining Kyoto

The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, The Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy By Peter W. Huber and Mark P. Mills.

The authors reveal that the US emits about 1.6 billion metric tons per year of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the air -- and absorbs 1.7 billion! West-to-east prevailing winds should make CO2 concentrations in the North Atlantic 300 parts per billion higher in the North Atlantic than in the North Pacific, but "they're about 300 parts per billion lower." This information was published in October, 1998 Science.

So, the US is not contributing to global CO2 concentrations. Humm. If we joined Kyoto we could get a refund.

More on Huber and Mills book (here).

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