NICOSIA (Reuters) - A slowdown in the global economy "may give the planet a breather from the excessively high carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions responsible for climate change" according to one report this week byNobel Prize winning scientist, Paul J. Crutzen.
According to the report, when the economy is in the shitter, everyone else is, too! As Crutzen suggests, sluggish economic global growth could help slow down carbon dioxide emissions and trigger more careful use of energy resources, though the global economic turmoil may also divert focus from efforts to counter climate change, said Crutzen, winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on the depletion of the ozone layer.
"It's a cruel thing to say ... but if we are looking at a slowdown in the economy, there will be less fossil fuels burning, so for the climate it could be an advantage."
Stay tuned to find out what the two fastest growing polluters with billions of citizens, China and India, will do to stop the unsustainable output of global carbon dioxide emissions.