Global Climate Change: U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Status, Trends, and Projections

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This report reviews U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases in the contexts both of domestic policy and of international obligations and proposals. On October 15, 1992, the United States ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which entered into force on March 21, 1994. This committed the United States to “national policies” to limit “its anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases,” with a voluntary goal of returning “emissions of carbon dioxide [CO2] and other greenhouse gases [methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)]” at the “end of the decade” to “their 1990 levels.”

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Blodgett, John E. & Parker, Larry August 15, 2003.

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This report reviews U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases in the contexts both of
domestic policy and of international obligations and proposals. On October 15,
1992, the United States ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on
Climate Change (UNFCCC), which entered into force on March 21, 1994. This
committed the United States to “national policies” to limit “its anthropogenic
emissions of greenhouse gases,” with a voluntary goal of returning “emissions of
carbon dioxide [CO2] and other greenhouse gases [methane (CH4), nitrous oxide
(N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride
(SF6)]” at the “end of the decade” to “their 1990 levels.”

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19 Pages.

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Blodgett, John E. & Parker, Larry. Global Climate Change: U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Status, Trends, and Projections, report, August 15, 2003; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs3733/: accessed February 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.