Monday, February 26, 2007

Whose Carbon Is It?

Recognition that global warming is anthropogenic grows daily, but sweeping solutions to clean up pollution mature at a different rate. This is not surprising. We're dealing with invisible gases. When determining moral responsibility and economic motivation (or vice versa), we must ask an important question: Whose molecules are they? When the factory is in Bangalore and the corporate HQ in London, who accounts for the emissions? Christian Aid senior climate change analyst Andrew Pendleton writes that the UK has been massively underestimating its contribution to the problem. He calls for standardized and more accurate corporate reporting on emissions, reinforced by legislation.

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