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China will Top US for CO2 Emissions In 2009

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posted on Nov, 8 2006 @ 09:02 AM
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Due to its increasing use of coal,China will become a bigger CO2 polluter than the USA by 2009,according to the International Energy Agency. This is a decade sooner than previous predictions!
 



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China's increase in emissions, fueled by its enormous reliance on coal, is particularly troubling to climate scientists because carbon dioxide is the main ingredient linked with global warming, Moreover, China is exempt from the Kyoto Protocol's requirements for reductions in emissions of global warming gases, The New York Times reported.

The IEA's prediction, issued Tuesday, highlights the unexpected speed with which China is emerging as the biggest contributor to global warming.

Instead of limiting emissions, Chinese officials have called repeatedly for tighter limits on the emission of global warming gasses from industrialized countries, claiming rich nations are responsible for the planet's already high CO2 levels, the Times said.


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Great policy China-Trying to get the rest of the world to clean up their act so that you don`t have to.
A nation who behaves in this way should have no say in how we deal with emissions until it has at least owned up to its of pollution problem.
For a country the size of China to be so reliant on coal,and pumping out more and more CO2 could lead to problems for the whole planet.



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posted on Nov, 8 2006 @ 10:25 AM
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"You cannot tell people who are struggling to earn enough to eat that they need to reduce their emissions," said Lu Xuedu, the deputy director general of the Chinese Office of Global Environmental Affairs.

I dont think that this is a good policy. If china wants more fuel they should switch to natural gas or natural oil and they should build electrical plants like the cars that we have in america we have cars that run on electricity. The best way for china to reduce their emissions is to make more fuel efficient cars, that could reduce emissions. >_>... also... such babble is showing their insecurity about their nation, maybe another nation will realize that pollution is a bad thing.



posted on Nov, 8 2006 @ 10:25 AM
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[edit on 8-11-2006 by Maverickhunter]



posted on Nov, 8 2006 @ 10:34 AM
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Nice1 Maverick,
True,at least the western world is slowly waking up to alternatives.
Hope you are right that this may make other countries take notice-
Although it may have a bad effect-
Big polluters could say"We`re not going to do anything until China sorts itself out-they are the biggest polluter."



posted on Nov, 10 2006 @ 10:30 AM
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Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
Nice1 Maverick,
True,at least the western world is slowly waking up to alternatives.
Hope you are right that this may make other countries take notice-
Although it may have a bad effect-
Big polluters could say"We`re not going to do anything until China sorts itself out-they are the biggest polluter."

They could do this just to smite the protocal set by the world standards... then them and their allies will potentially make their area more polluted and that means that they will be stuck with more pollution then they wanted. If they dont take care of pollution, that will mean that the protocal has gone to waste!



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