G8 Leaders Agree to Limit Their Hot Air
Posted on Jul 8, 2009
G8 summit participants have all agreed to cut carbon emissions by 80 percent over the next four decades. Enough to keep Florida above water? The world leaders involved have to keep their promises first, as do successive governments over the next 41 years. Then there are the developing nations that could just absorb all that outsourced pollution. Nice start, though.
Leaders of the G8 leading industrial countries have agreed to try to limit global warming to just 2C (3.6F) above pre-industrial levels by 2050.
The summit, in the Italian city of L’Aquila, also set tough new targets for carbon emissions considered necessary to achieve the goal.
Developed nations are to cut carbon emissions by 80% by 2050, to allow a global 50% reduction by the same date.
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