TITLE

Emissions pledges will still bust the 2 °C limit

PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
New Scientist;12/5/2009, Vol. 204 Issue 2737, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the pledges made by U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao to reduce the carbon footprints of their countries. Obama pledged that the U.S. will reduce its emissions by 17 percent by 2020 and 83 percent by 2050, while Hu Jintao said that China will reduce its carbon footprint to 40 to 46 percent by 2020. However, the author argues that such pledges are not enough to prevent climate change.
ACCESSION #
46710981

 

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