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  •  Yes, and that's good news. (1+ / 0-)
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    translatorpro

    The U.S. is starting from a higher per capita CO2 emission level, though, so it's kind of like comparing apples to oranges.

    "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

    by Lawrence on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 03:49:25 PM PST

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    •  Agree, it's good to see that the US is making some (1+ / 0-)
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      progress on that front, and there are some relevant graphs in the following article, which is one of the more recent ones I found:

      http://www.consumerenergyreport.com/...

      Unfortunately, the overall trend isn't exactly confidence-inspiring.

      „Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.“ - Bertolt Brecht

      by translatorpro on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 04:24:54 PM PST

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    •  and pop growth is faster than CO2 reductions (1+ / 0-)
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      adrianrf

      so on balance, we're DEFINITELY headed in the wrong direction

      Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

      by Mindful Nature on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 04:25:18 PM PST

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