Monday, December 17, 2007


Would the World be Better Off if No Country Signed Kyoto?

Here is a fascinating little story at the American Thinker about CO2 emission increases since Kyoto was signed. Guess who did relatively well in holding down emission increases?

The Kyoto treaty was agreed upon in late 1997 and countries started signing and ratifying it in 1998. A list of countries and their carbon dioxide emissions due to consumption of fossil fuels is available from the U.S. government. 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.


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