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40 % of landfill waste is from construction. Carbon emissions are higher and cause higher global surface temperature change. Climate change and environmental impacts -agriculture and biodiversity, drought and flooding, intensity of hurricanes, ecosystems very vulnerable. Changes in flora and fauna which will impact local community. Hurts a lot of coastal places in third world countries who have contributed the least to this. Kyoto Protocol -By 2012, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by >5% below 1990 levels -drafted by UN 1997, signed by Clinton in 1998, rejected by Bush, went into effect in 38 other industrial nations. An Inconvenient Truth: global warming and its impacts, movie day in section =] The US represents 4% of worlds population but we use 30% of the energy. US uses second most energy per capita. China is more than doubling, though currently it doesn’t use much. US accounts for nearly 25% of the world’s CO2 emissions - the highest producer (until
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