|Carbon Monitoring for Action (CARMA) is a massive database containing information on the carbon emissions of over 50,000 power plants and 4,000 power companies worldwide. ***|
|Texas is the state with the greatest CO2 emissions from electricity generation (290 million tons) carma.org|
|"What countries can do about cutting carbon emissions,
Greenhouse gas emissions can be cut significantly—and, surprisingly,
without huge disruption." McKinsey Quarterly Article.
|"The economic justification for imposing restraints on carbon emissions" This publication clarifies why government intervention is needed to impose restraints on carbon emissions and, because it is a global problem, why an international policy is necessary. Swiss Re 2007.|
|Since 1800, carbon dioxide parts per million have increased 36 percent, to 387 ppm by volume in the Earth's atmosphere, and half of that increase occurred in the last 30 years.|
|Swamps, marshes, peat bogs, river deltas, mangroves, tundra, lagoons and river flood plains (wetlands) contain 771 billion tonnes of CO2, that is one-fifth of all the carbon on Earth and about the same amount of carbon as is now in the atmosphere. Together they account for 6 percent of Earth's land surface and store 20 percent of its carbon. INTECOL International Wetlands Conference www.cppantanal.org.br/intecol/eng/index.php|
"Covering only an estimated
3–4% of the world’s land area, peatlands are estimated to
hold 540 gigatons of carbon, representing about 1.5% of the
total estimated global carbon storage and about 25–30% of that
contained in terrestrial vegetation and soils."
"Ecosystems & Human Well-being: Wetlands & Water" Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.
|The average American is responsible for emitting approximately 20 tons of CO2 each year. A newly planted tree with a hundred year life span, will absorb approximately 1 to 1.3 tons of carbon dioxide over its lifetime. The Conservation Fund.|
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