Japan Cannot Follow Its Own Lead
Japan wants to be a leader in the fight against the global warming.
First they will need to find the monster, but that's another story.
For now…Japan can't even follow its own lead.
Under the 1997 global agreement known as the Kyoto Protocol, Japan pledged to reduce its emissions to 6% below 1990 levels by 2012. Instead…emissions have GROWN by 8.1%.
PM Abe has proposed a 50% reduction by 2050. Big words. Perhaps he ought to start with any kind of reduction, no?
C02 emissions in Japan are 3.2% below 1990 levels…but
Household emissions are up 37.4% and
Transportation emissions are up 18.1%.
Germany is the real leader with a decrease of 17.5%.
Japan thinks they can take the lead says Tokyo because technology in Japan is 'second to none' in the anti-global warming effort.
The proof is in the reductions.
But…again…first they have to find the monster.