iONiUM writes: "Last year, green house gases rose a record amount to 30.6 gigatonnes. From the article: "Professor Lord Stern of the London School of Economics, the author of the influential Stern Report into the economics of climate change for the Treasury in 2006, warned that if the pattern continued, the results would be dire. "These figures indicate that [emissions] are now close to being back on a 'business as usual' path. According to the [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's] projections, such a path
... would mean around a 50% chance of a rise in global average temperature of more than 4C by 2100," he said." This is very troubling indeed."