Whatever we’re doing, it’s not enough

Emissions from greenhouse gases continue to rise. That’s according to the 2009 Draft U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report by the Environmental Protection Agency. Emissions rose by 1.4 percent from 2006 to 2007. Overall, total U.S. emissions have risen by 17.1 percent from 1990 to 2007. The report said the primary contributors were 1) cooler winter and warmer summer conditions in 2007 than in 2006, which increased demand for heating and electricity; 2) increased consumption of fossil fuels; and 3) “a significant decrease in hydropower generation used to meet this demand.”

To read the full report, visit http://epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/usinventoryreport.html