US Population Growth Will Make 2050 Emission Cuts Hard

December 15, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

David Clair of Time Magazine, who is on this mailing list, included family planning in this week’s Acoustic News, focused on climate change. Check out: THE WEEKLY ACOUSTIC NEWS: Global Climate Solid Gold Special:,32068,55008620001_1946019,00.html

Thanks to Joe Bish for the article below from Red Orbit.

US Population Growth Will Make 2050 Emission Cuts Hard

The United States will have a much harder time meeting goals for 2050 greenhouse gas emission cuts than Russia and a number of other wealthy countries that have decreasing populations, according to the results of a Reuters survey.

In July, those heading up the Group of Eight came to an agreement that they would make an expensive move to reduce emissions in developed nations by an average of 80 percent by 2050 by making the switch to renewable energies. They believe this goal could advance a U.N. climate treaty set to be drawn up in December.

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