Where CO2 Comes From

Whether or not you think that human-generated carbon dioxide has any significant effect on the Earth’s climate–I don’t–the data on where CO2 comes from are interesting. This chart, based on data maintained by BP, was generated by Ed Hoskins and reported by Anthony Watts on Watts Up With That:

A few observations: 1) CO2 emissions are mainly a measure of economic growth. 2) U.S. emissions are lower today than they were 15 years ago. The current decline is due to natural gas. 3) The Kyoto Protocol, which liberals both here and in Europe have berated the U.S. for not signing for the last 15 years, excluded China and India, along with other developing countries. Can we now all agree that the Senate was correct when it voted 95-0 in favor of a resolution rejecting Kyoto?

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