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Tons of Emissions from Power Plants Are Already Locked In, Study Says
Description: The world's existing power plants are on track to pour more than 300 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and current monitoring standards often fail to take these long-term emissions into account, according to new research. The researchers suggest that current United Nations accounting methods, which chart annual carbon dioxide discharge, should also tally the projected lifetime emissions of power plants to provide a more accurate picture of their impact on global warming. [Source: National Geographic]
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Source: National Geographic
Publish Date: 8/26/2014
Reading Level: Basic
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