World emissions were up to 31.6 Gigatonnes, which is an increase of 3.2 percent over 2010 levels.
Japan has increased emissions by 2.4 percent (28 Megatonnes). These 28 Megatonnes are slightly less than 0.1 percent of the World emissions. The IEA blames “a substantial increase in the use of fossil fuel for power generation.”
If you are opposed to nuclear power, this is one more reason to go ahead full speed with the deployment of renewable energy, including large scale desert projects.
If you still think that nuclear has a future in Japan, this shows that nuclear is farther away than ever from solving the climate crisis without the help of renewable energy, so this report is one more reason to go ahead full speed with the deployment of renewable energy, including large scale desert projects.
The biggest increase comes from the leading CO2 emitter, China, and most of that comes from coal. China has emitted 720 Megatonnes more than 2010, an increase of 9.3 percent, most of it from increased coal use.
I recall that one of the strategic advantages of a large scale renewable energy project in the Mongolian Gobi desert would be the fact that if would help displace coal where that help is most needed.
Canadian Social Networking by the Numbers In recent presentations and teaching I have been sharing some numbers about social network use compared against mobile use by Canadians. I have put those numbers together in a few slides that might be of interest–these slides are downloadable for anyone who would like to use them...
Charts of the day, payrolls accuracy edition Many thanks to Steven Guichard and Zubin Jelveh, who picked up my gauntlet and ran the numbers on whether payrolls numbers released at the beginning of the month are any less accurate than payrolls numbers which come out a bit later.
APRIL 2011 VISA BULLETIN RELEASED Guest writer Legal and Still Waiting has once again did a superb job summing up the movement of visa numbers since last month. Very bad news for Family 1st applicants and the India and China numbers are still not keeping up in the employment categories...