TITLE

Reducing the Polluting Emissions. A Source for Diminishing the Climate Changes

AUTHOR(S)
Dobrescu, Emilian M.
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Revista Romana de Economie;2009, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The USA and the Western Europe are responsible for 2/3 of the CO2 emissions accumulated until today. On the other hand, Africa has produced only 3% of polluting emission since 1900 until today, by burning mineral fuels. Since 1992, the most industrialized countries have promised to help "the most vulnerable nations face the adverse consequences of climate changes" by supporting the costs of adaptation. The commitment was included in the convention frame that gave birth to the Kyoto Treaty, which was rejected by the George W. Bush Administration, even though the initial document, issued in 1992, had been signed by George Bush. The industrialized countries that signed the Kyoto Treaty have decided to create a special fund for "climate adaptation". Hundreds of millions of dollars had to be used in order to diminish the impact of the global warming in the most exposed areas. Lately, maybe because the CO2 emissions increase due to human activities, the planet climate has changed for worse. 2007 was a key year in evaluating the reply the planet would give to the global overheating, mainly caused by the green-house effect and worsen by El Nino oceanic stream. This superposition of climate factors made 2007 to be one of the warmest years ever registered.
ACCESSION #
48001085

 

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