The National Journal clearly anticipated the latest global emissions news:
The impact of the global financial crisis on reducing carbon dioxide emissions was short-lived, with emissions quickly rebounding to a record level.
Emissions from fossil fuel burning and cement production grew by 5.9 per cent last year to a record high of more than 9 billion tonnes of carbon, preliminary figures show. This increase overwhelmed the 1.4 per cent reduction recorded in 2009.I've been looking for a definition of a brainfart - certainly found a perfect illustration of the collective version.
Emissions hit record as effect of financial crisis eases (The Age 4 Nov 2011)