Giant machines dig for brown coal at an open-cast mining facility near the city of Grevenbroich in western Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
Global News |
March 15, 2015
A key stumbling block in the effort to combat global warming has been the intimate link between greenhouse gas emissions and economic growth. When times are good and industries are thriving, global energy use traditionally increases and energy-related carbon dioxide emissions also go up. Only when economies stumble and businesses shutter — as during the most recent financial crisis — does energy use typically decline, in turn bringing down planet-warming emissions.
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March 13, 2015