Japan Backs Off Climate Accord
The Japanese government has revised its goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 25%. The new target allows for an increase in CO2 gases by 3.1%. This revision aroused negative comments from among other countries who have also targeted a reduction in CO2 emissions other the several years. Japan defends its decision by pointing out the elimination of nuclear power, resulting in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. This revision and new target set for CO2 emissions sets the stage for other revisions from other counties and a breakdown in the worldwide promise to better the environment. Japan is currently the fourth largest producer of CO2gases.