Well at least President Barack Obama is reaching his climate protection targets by cutting CO2 emissions like he promised he would. The USA’s CO2 emissions fell a whopping 7% last year.
While part of the reductions came from energy conservation and more efficient technology, a big part came from the nasty economic slowdown.
Heck, at the current rate the USA will be practically carbon-free by 2020! Not everybody thinks there’s been an economic price and pain. Take Joe Romm for example. The USA Today writes:
Romm says the CO2 decrease, larger than previously expected by the EIA, shows that such reductions are possible without harming the U.S. economy.
Say what! 10% of the workforce is idle and 20% is under-employed. Just how stupid can one possibly be?