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Copenhagen summit carbon footprint biggest ever

• Reuters

The Copenhagen climate talks will generate more carbon emissions than any previous climate conference, equivalent to the annual output of over half a million Ethiopians, figures commissioned by hosts Denmark show.

Delegates, journalists, activists and observers from almost 200 countries have gathered at the Dec 7-18 summit and their travel and work will create 46,200 tonnes of carbon dioxide, most of it from their flights.

This would fill nearly 10,000 Olympic swimming pools, and is the same amount produced each year by 2,300 Americans or 660,000 Ethiopians 

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Comment by Lola Flores
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 I beg to differ with those stats.  Nobody can emit more carbon emissions than a "good" Southern Christian in an SUV with a Jesus fish on the tail

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