There's a story about Canada's pitiful attempt at reaching their Kyoto targets :::[Worldcoolers]
Kyoto committed Canada to cutting emissions by 6 percent from 1990 levels by 2012. Emissions are now 35 percent above that target and are set to rise more rapidly as oil-rich tar sands are opened up in western Canada, which happens to be the Conservatives' power base.
And a BBC At-A-Glance Stern Report Review. :::[Worldcoolers]
Extreme weather could reduce global gross domestic product (GDP) by up to 1% A two to three degrees Celsius rise in temperatures could reduce global economic output by 3% If temperatures rise by five degrees Celsius, up to 10% of global output could be lost. The poorest countries would lose more than 10% of their output In the worst case scenario global consumption per head would fall 20%
To stabilise at manageable levels, emissions would need to stabilise in the next 20 years and fall between 1% and 3% after that. This would cost 1% of GDP
Global Warning Climate Change Environment Science CO2 Economics Stern Report Canada Kyoto