Monday, April 17, 2006

EPA: global warming emissions up again!

Despite an attempt to put a rosy spin on the subject, the Bush administration conceded today that global warming emissions went up again in the most recent assessment.

Note EPA in a press release: "Overall, greenhouse gas emissions during 2004 increased by 1.7 percent from the previous year. This increase, which occurred during a period of economic expansion, was due primarily to an increase in carbon dioxide emissions associated with fuel and electricity consumption. Fossil fuel combustion was the largest source of emissions, accounting for 80 percent of the total. "

The administration declared victory by announcing it had reduced the "intensity" of emissions.

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