And I am proud to say that the United States has done more to...reduce carbon pollution in the last eight months than at any other time in our history.
From the International Energy Agency:
The International Energy Agency has put a quantitative estimate on an effect that we all suspected — this year’s economic recession is contributing to a reduction in global carbon emissions. They estimate that 2009 carbon emissions will be 2 percent lower than 2008, with 75% of the reduction attributable to the economic slowdown and 25% attributable to carbon-reduction policies...
Call it "Green Unemployment"!