Economic productivity and population growth have impacted New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and carbon trading are an odd construct. Mark Schapiro, writing in Harper’s Magazine (February 2010) pointed out that ‘carbon exists as a commodity only through the decisions of politicians and bureaucrats, who determine both the demand, by setting emissions limits, and the supply, by establishing criteria for offsets.

Economy dominates final US presidential debate; candidates promise to end dependence on Middle East oil; Nikkei down 11 percent; new corruption charge rock Thai PM; US drones drop missiles in Pakistan; and more

Top of the Agenda: Last U.S. Presidential Debate