The Cost Of North America's Success

U.S. and Canada have had success at improving local environments -- but at what cost?

"The United States and Canada have had some success in improving local environments where their citizens can enjoy clean air and water and green space, but these improvements have come at the expense of global natural resources and climate, according to a United Nations sponsored study released today... The report urges Canada and the United States to accept more responsibility for the environmental changes they are causing. With only about five percent of the world's population, both countries accounted for 25.8 percent of global emissions of the major greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, created by the combustion of coal, oil and gas."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Full Story: North American Success Comes at Global Expense


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