Thursday, June 22, 2006
Emissions of CO2 are up 78% since 1960 in Wisconsin
Judging from what wev'e seen in the last 5 years, at least, perhaps mankind is not fit to survive.
The Capital Times:
"Emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, thought by most scientists to be a cause of global warming because it tends to trap the sun's heat near the Earth, rose 78 percent in Wisconsin from 1960 to 2001, according to a new analysis of government data by the Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group.
WISPIRG found that emissions from coal-powered power plants made up 38 percent of the increase, while vehicles caused 32 percent.
Using data compiled by the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the organization examined trends nationally and in Wisconsin and found that: (Read On ^)