Kyoto unable to meet Kyoto

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Department of Irony - japan is having to increase their emissions and will not be able to meet the levels set by the Kyoto Protocol... From Reuters:
Japan's emissions to rise: report
Japan's greenhouse gas emissions will rise by 0.9 percent in the fiscal year ending in March 2011 from levels in 1990, clouding its prospects of meeting its Kyoto Protocol target, a newspaper said on Wednesday.

While emissions from industry are expected to fall by 9 percent, those from households are likely to rise 13-16 percent and from offices by 29-31 percent, the Nikkei business daily said, citing a government report due out this week.

The figures mean Japan's emissions are likely to rise 0.9-2.1 percent from 1990, requiring it to cut emissions by more than an additional 20 million tons to meet its Kyoto Protocol target, the newspaper said.

Japan has a target under the Kyoto Protocol to cut its emissions by 6 percent from 1990 levels in the 2008-2012 period.

A trade ministry official could not comment on the figures, but said a government report would be released on Friday.

Japan has vowed to meet its Kyoto targets, although its emissions were 14 percent above the goal as of March 2006.

The government has floated the idea of industry energy-saving benchmarks, but business groups have dragged their feet on previous energy proposals, such as a carbon tax, out of concern for their economic impact.
Kyoto is junk science -- it ignores the most major greenhouse gas (water vapor) as well as a bunch of other metrics. It hampers development and commerce and the science doesn't even prove that it will have any effect on climate change.

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