In Historic Turn, Global Economy Grows While CO2 Emissions Stay Same

In Historic Turn, Global Economy Grows While CO2 Emissions Stay Same

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A key stumbling block in the effort to combat global warming has been the previously intimate link between greenhouse gas emissions and economic growth.

Now, for the first time in nearly half a century, that duet between a nation’s economic engine and the emissions emitted from power plants and factories seems to have ended, according to the Paris-based International Energy Agency.

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If the numbers are correct, this would be proof the greenhouse gases that exacerbate climate change can be cut at the same time as an economy is growing.

(READ the full article in Forbes)

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