In this great article on the Oil Drum Gail Tverberg explains why worldwide "decoupling" is not happening and has even been reversed in the last decade. She also puts her finger on the weakness of the Kyoto Protocol. It has probably increased CO2 emissions worldwide because of the shift of manufacturing industries to coal-centered Asia.
Thoughts on why energy use and CO2 emissions are rising as fast as GDP
07 Wednesday Dec 2011
Posted Decoupling, Energy, Sustainabilityin