Item of General Interest
March 12 Update. Not too long ago, I added a tab along the top called PDFs of posts for some recent posts. I added these particularly for viewers who are having trouble viewing images. Some other readers may prefer them in this form as well.
I know that China (and perhaps other countries) block images hosted on Wordpress. These PDFs are hosted on a university server, so should not be blocked.
Tag Archives: Kyoto Protocol
A primary reason why coal consumption is rising is because of increased international trade, starting when the World Trade Organization was formed in 1995, and greatly ramping up when China was added in December 2001. Figure 1 shows world fossil … Continue reading
The number of jobs available to job-seekers has been a problem for quite a long tine now—since 2000 in the United States, and longer than that in Europe. If we look at the percentage of the US population who are … Continue reading
In a recent post, I discovered something rather alarming–the fact that in the last decade (2000 to 2010) both world energy consumption and the CO2 emissions from this energy consumption were rising as fast as GDP for the world as … Continue reading
In recent years, we have heard statements indicating that it is possible to decouple GDP growth from energy growth. I have been looking at the relationship between world GDP and world energy use and am becoming increasingly skeptical that such … Continue reading