‘C’ for the Economy’s Carbon Cycle
Posted by edro on February 22, 2009
‘C’ for the Economy’s Carbon Cycle [Boosted by Bailouts and Stimulus Plan]
Thought for the Day: The Depth of Human Intelligence!
The most intelligent species on earth, human, in its quest for the total subjugation of nature has created the ultimate conundrum:
1. He measures his livelihood gains by the strength of the GDP, and his ills by the size of carbon footprint.
2. The larger the GDP, however, the bigger the carbon footprint!
‘C’ for the Economy’s Carbon Cycle [Boosted by the Bailouts and Stimulus Plan.] Credit: CASF. Insets used to build image may be subject to copyright.
[Note: To produce a GDP of 65.17 trillion (International Dollars), the world economies emitted about 10.38 billion metric tons of carbon [~38.06 billion tons of CO2.] That is, for every dollar paid (or received) each time in 2007 an average of about 160 grams of carbon, or 584 g of CO2 were released to the environment!]