A report developed for the United Nations by the United States Climate Action, stated that the emission of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases will grow in a similar way as noticed in the previous decade, but, will be at a slower rate compared to the economic growth.
Interestingly, the report matched to what the U.S President, Mr.George.W.Bush had mentioned, when he spoke about the Clear Skies and Global Climatic Change Initiatives in 2002.
He set a goal, saying that the gas emissions in the next decade should not be allowed to grow faster than the economic growth.
But despite the similarity in the report, many feel that emissions will continue to grow, when there is a growth in economy and stood in support to the President’s views, who had also mentioned that his administration is committed to reduce the overall gas emission by 18% over the next decade.
Supporting the President’s views is Mr. Myron Ebell, a member in the Competitive Enterprise Institute, who says that the growth in emission is only 1% to every 3% economic growth.
As a result, the U.S maintains a better index than other countries enrolled in the Kyoto Protocol which includes Japan, Canada and the European Union.
But environmentalists, who studied the issue, fear that the situation could go worse in the future as the continuous growth of gas emissions will only invite the risk of global warming. They feel that the Kyoto Protocol for gas emission reductions can be achieved by utilizing technologies to lower the energy consumption.
It will be interesting to see if Mr. Bush’s administration would better the situation, which was not seen in more than two decades.