Study: World exceeds "budget" of CO2 emissions

11/30/2009 | Reuters

The world emitted greenhouse gases this decade over its "budget" of 1.3 trillion tons, which is considered the highest permissible level to avoid the worst effects of climate change, according to a study by PriceWaterhouseCoopers. The excess amount of carbon emissions is equivalent to the greenhouse gases emitted by China and the U.S. last year, the study found.

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