Friday, 13 February 2009

Three sobering facts about climate change

Courtesy of the Environmental Defense Funds

Increase in the global carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of
fossil fuels since the Kyoto Protocol was signed in 1992.

1000 years
Length of time changes in the earth's surface temperature, rainfall, and
sea level will remain even after carbon dioxide emissions are completely

US$427 million
Amount spent by the (US) oil and coal industries in the first six months
of 2008 in political contributions, lobbying expenditures and
advertising to oppose climate action.

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