Debating Greenhouse Gas Emission Responsibilities

Implications of Per-Capita Emissions Restrictions

Consider the implications of basing emission reduction targets in relation to aggregate national emissions or the national average emission rate per person.

The area of the rectangles in this graph, represent the aggregate national emissions of countries around the world in 2000.

From MacKay, D. J. C.. 2008. Motivations. Pgs 2-21 In Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air. Cambridge, UK: UIT Cambridge


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