Carbon Credits Central to Preventing Catastrophe

Spratt, David; Lawson, Damien
March 2007
Chain Reaction;Mar2007, Issue 99, p14
The article discusses a report by Christian Aid and EcoEquity regarding the global emergency on climate heating. The report stresses the need for efforts to have a likelihood of preventing a climate catastrophe. It indicates that by 2010, emissions should intensify and fall by 4% every year to maintaining atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations below 420 parts per million.


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