Despite contributing to increasing emission levels, population growth will not be on the agenda of major climate change summits this year. An interesting piece in the Ecologist considers this – ‘the topic politicians won’t discuss.’
According to a report by the International Energy Agency carbon dioxide emissions will fall by 2.6% in 2009 – the largest in 40 years. Declining industrial output during the recession and greater governmental intervention across the world have made such figures possible. See New Scientist blog for summary.