posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 11:19 PM
a reply to: LDragonFire
I'm sorry but I think your question ignores one critical point, it's really not the world vs the US. There are a number of countries with comparable
and worse CO2 per capita emissions and China alone is responsible for about a quarter of the world's emissions.
See this page from
or slightly different table compiled from the World Bank data at
To ask this question is to pretend that any
of the top emitters are doing anything
. The real question should be what recourse do the
most vulnerable people in the poorest countries have against the denial of the majority of industrialized nations.
To me the answer is clear, we need a viable alternative for generating electrical energy that can be plugged into the existing energy infrastructure
and a cheap, durable and high capacity battery technology that isn't vaporware. There is nothing else to be done. Nobody will relent.
I'm not trying to point fingers or shift blame, I'm just saying that we can't stick our heads in the sand about other major emitters anymore than we
can about ourselves and that there are fewer countries in a position to place demands on US than you might assume considering their own CO2 (and
a reply to: intrptr
Actually, the Toyotas are made here. It's the "American manufacturers" who are shipping their cars here.
edit on 2015-6-22 by theantediluvian
because: (no reason given)