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Getting on Track: New England's Rising Global Warming Emissions and How to Reverse the Trend

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Abstract:

In 2005, more than three years after New England's governors adopted a landmark agreement to reduce the region's contribution to global warming, emissions of carbon dioxide--the leading global warming gas--continue to rise. Getting on Track: New England's Rising Global Warming Emissions and How to Reverse the Trend documents recent emissions trends, analyzes the effectiveness of various policies and approaches to reducing global warming that have been adopted by various states in the region, and suggests five steps that the New England states should prioritize in order to reverse the trend of increasing global warming emissions.