Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Economic growth is officially decoupled from greenhouse gases

In the dirty 20th Century, if you wanted economic growth, it came with an increasing dose of fossil fuel-driven greenhouse gases. But that has changed. Take a look at the charts in this article. The world has proven it can have GDP growth with less climate-forcing gases. This is especially heartening because GDP counts all economic activity, stuff that adds to our quality of life (education, food, entertainment) and stuff that doesn’t (cleaning up oil spills, extreme weather events, fracking.)

New data gives hope for meeting the Paris climate targets | Dana Nuccitelli - the guardian

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