The conscious decoupling of greenhouse gases and economic growth


Global emissions of carbon dioxide, the main long-lived global warming pollutant, flatlined in 2014, despite global economic growth, a report released Friday found

This is the first time in 40 years in which there was a halt or reduction in greenhouse gas emissions without an economic downturn, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Vienna, Austria. The new data may indicate some progress is being made in addressing global warming, which is caused largely by increasing amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere

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