Under Kyoto, each government calculates how much carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide its country emits by adding together estimated emissions from individual sources. These so-called "bottom-up" estimates have long been accepted by atmospheric scientists, even though they have never been independently audited.Read on over here at New Scientist.
Now two teams that have monitored concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere say they have convincing evidence that the figures reported by many countries are wrong, especially for methane. Among the worst offenders are the UK, which may be emitting 92 per cent more methane than it declares under the Kyoto protocol, and France, which may be emitting 47 per cent more.
Kyoto protocol a bunch hot air
Posted on Sunday, Jun 25 2006 @ 12:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
New Scientists has an article on global warming. They write many governments, including some of the self-claimed leaders against global warming, are harbouring a dark secret..