This really deserves as wide dissemination as possible:
One would think that countries that committed to the Kyoto treaty are doing a better job of curtailing carbon emissions. One would also think that the United States, the only country that does not even intend to ratify, keeps on emitting carbon dioxide at growth levels much higher than those who signed.Source: American Thinker; hat-tip: Britain and America
And one would be wrong...
If we look at that data and compare 2004 (latest year for which data is available) to 1997 (last year before the Kyoto treaty was signed), we find the following:
- Emissions worldwide increased 18.0 percent;
- Emissions from countries that signed the treaty increased 21.1 percent;
- Emissions from nonsigners increased 10.0 percent; and
- Emissions from the United States increased 6.6 percent.