Joined: Feb. 2007
|Quote (Kristine @ April 06 2007,17:09)|
"I read in a magazine today (I think it was Time) that China is forecast to surpass the US in total CO2 output by 2010. They will, however, still lag behind us in CO2 output per person."
I'm not an expert, and [b]I don't think they're going to actually surpass us[b], but China's and India's CO2 output is going to increase significantly and is a growing problem as well.
China is on course to overtake the United States this year as the world's biggest carbon emitter, estimates based on Chinese energy data show, potentially pressuring Beijing to take more action on climate change. -- http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070323/sc_nm/carbon_china_dc_1
Last month the International Energy Agency announced that China would probably surpass the United States as the world's largest contributor of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide by 2009, more than a full decade earlier than anticipated. -- http://www.futurepundit.com/archives/003957.html
China is the new big dog on the block with a rate of growth which is itself accelerating. Curse my sleepy brain, as I can not recall the source, but I saw some Chinese growth projections compared to CO2 production for various countries. There are many first world countries with total CO2 output levels lower that what China will be adding as an increase on an annual basis.
And just to stay on topic, another thanks for the great collective mockery. (or should I be thanking UD for that?) I may no longer visit on daily basis, but long will this thread retain an honored spot near the top of my bookmarks.
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