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China, detroyer of mother earth, still Kyoto exempt

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posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 05:24 AM

"China has overtaken the US in the consumption of basic agricultural and industrial goods, a survey has found.
With a booming economy and 1.3bn people, it is now the world's largest consumer of grain, meat, coal and steel, said the Earth Policy Institute.

But China's insatiable demands are putting ever more pressure on the country's natural resources.

Air and water pollution are already serious problems, and there is talk of a looming ecological crisis.

China is well ahead of the US in the consumption of goods such as television sets, refrigerators and mobile phones, according to the Washington-based Earth Policy Institute.

However, per capita consumption in China - the world's most populous country - remains far below that of the US.

According to the report:

64m tons of meat were consumed in China in 2004 compared to 38m tons in the US

258m tons of steel were used in China in 2003 compared to 104m in the US

China's factories and homes burned 40% more coal than in the US

The number of PCs in China is doubling every 28 months.
The latest official figures for the Chinese economy, the sixth-largest in the world, show it is growing at an even faster rate than expected.

It expanded by 9.5% in 2004, its highest rate for eight years, the figures show.

"China's eclipse of the United States as a consumer nation should be seen as another milestone along the path of its evolution as a world economic leader," Lester Brown, the institute's president, said.

"China is no longer just a developing country," he said. "It is an emerging economic superpower, one that is writing economic history".

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The report said China's massive appetite for goods ranging from grain to platinum had placed it "at the centre of the world raw materials economy".

The treaty that was designed to save the planet still exempts the largest offenders, China and India. This is the first article that tells the truth about China. Oh, my, the US is no longer the greatest evil toward "mother earth". Amazing stuff.............

posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 05:31 AM
I agree with you on this one.

China is fast becominga great threat to our world, more so than the United States.
population wise, China is soon going to run out of space and food.... and we all know where that leads in the long run.

i hope soon that the world sits up, looks at this crisis, and lets us work together to find a non destructive power source for our world, or we are soon going to see the start of the so called "energy wars".

posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 05:54 AM
Your title mentions that China is still Kyoto exempt!!!

Forgive me if im wrong, but so is the US!!!

[edit on 17/2/2005 by MickeyDee]

posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 05:58 AM

Originally posted by MickeyDee
Your title mentions that China is still Kyoto exempt!!!

Forgive me if im wrong, but so is the US!!!

[edit on 17/2/2005 by MickeyDee]

No the US has refused to sign the stupid thing because China and India are exempt. That's the whole point............Kyoto was designed to destroy the american economy by america hating enviro-morons............

[edit on 17-2-2005 by DrHoracid]

posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 06:09 AM
Now i get it. No point US signing if China and India dont.

Thanks for the info..

Forgive me for bein wrong.

posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 06:23 AM
DrHoracid good post. The Kyoto treaty is nothing more then a bit of scrap paper to keep extremists opps Im mean environmentalists happy. Thrid world countries are the biggest Pollutants and most of them are exempt ! For all its worth the Kyoto treaty should have been written on toliet paper so it would be ease to get rid of.

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