Letter: Paying for pollution
Tuesday 21 September 1999
The imbalance is what matters and it amounts to about 3.5 billion tonnes of CO2, about half of man's production. This annual unbalanced contribution by man is almost certainly the cause of the tremendous growth of the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere, from about 285ppmv in 1900 to 360 or more today, increasing at about 15ppmv or 4.5 per cent per year. This, arguably, is resulting in the global warming being recorded.
I fully support the comments in the other letters from David Adams and Richard Woodhurst. We must do ever more to conserve energy ourselves.
Our biggest problem, however, is convincing the USA that they are criminal in their waste of energy resources and in their blatant disregard of the environment in continuing to emit CO2 on such an irresponsible scale.
E J M HEPPER
Is the comedy album making a comeback?comedy
Artists unveils new exhibition inspired by Hastings beachart
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Calum Chambers: Southampton's latest example of Generation X-factor
- 2 Crash victims in car flattened by shipping container emerge with just minor injuries
- 3 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
- 5 Joey Barton and Yossi Benayoun become involved in Twitter row over Israel-Gaza conflict
Britain's Got Talent and The X Factor 'wheel on people who have mental health problems' says comedian Jo Brand
Fifty Shades of Grey trailer: First look at Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey
Orange Is The New Black season 3: Pornstache isn't coming back
Fifty Shades of Grey trailer provokes moral outrage from US parenting groups
Coolio has sold his soul to Pornhub
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains