Thursday, June 21, 2007

China Tops US in CO2 Production

China’s overtaken America as the world's top producer of carbon dioxide emissions, based on the latest widely accepted energy consumption data, a Dutch research group says.

According to a report released Tuesday by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, China overtook the U.S. in emissions of CO2 by 8 percent in 2006. While China was 2 percent below the United States in 2005, voracious coal consumption and increased cement production caused the numbers to rise rapidly, the group said.

"It's an expression of their fast industrial production activities and their fast development," Jos G.J. Olivier, the agency's senior scientist who compiled the figures, said Wednesday. The agency is independent but paid by the Dutch government to advise it on environmental policy.

If only China had stuck to its Maoist agrarian economy, none of this would’ve happened.

Capitalism strikes AGAIN!!!


Dan O. said...

Sick Algore on 'em!

JMK said...

Now THAT would be funny!

Although I think that AlGore might have felt a lot more at home in pre-Capitalist China.

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