"...the solution to the challenge of global climate change is as plain as day. The only chance of improvement is to decouple economic growth from energy consumption and emissions. This must happen in the emerging countries, and even more urgently in the old industrial economies."
The "only chance of improvement" does not show convincing signs of ...eh... improvement yet. New research shows that 1% growth in the economy corresponds to 0.8% growth in greenhouse gas emissions. Very few countries diverge too much from this norm.