28 Sep '11, 3pm

China’s per capita emissions could rival U.S.’s by 2017, report predicts #carbon #emissions

28 Sep 2011: China’s Per Capita Emissions Could Rival U.S.’s By 2017, Report Predicts The carbon footprint for the average Chinese individual is quickly approaching levels common in the world’s industrialized nations and, if current trends continue, could match or exceed U.S. levels by 2017 , a new report says. Since 1990, CO2 emissions in China have increased from 2.2 tons per capita to 6.8 tons, roughly equal to those in Italy and greater than in France, according to a report conducted by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and sponsored by the European Commission. During that period, CO2 emissions in the U.S. decreased from 19.7 tons per capita to about 16.9 tons, according to the report. While China passed the U.S. as the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases in 2007 — and has doubled its total carbon emissions since 2003 — Chinese officials have argu...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/chinas_per_capita_emissions_c...

Tweets

China May Surpass U.S. Per Capita Carbon Emissi...

ecogeek.org 28 Sep '11, 7pm

The report states that China's per capita carbon emission were at 2.2 tons in 1990, but have since risen to 6.8 tons. That...

China may emit more carbon per person than U.S....

grist.org 29 Sep '11, 4pm

China is now the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, but its per-capita emissions are still less than those ...

Airlines launch latest all out assault on EU's ...

businessgreen.com 28 Sep '11, 12pm

UK airlines have written to Vince Cable, asking the business secretary for assurances that non-European carriers will not ...

China Warns Asia Not to Hide Behind U.S. Military:

Asian countries should be on guard against the “danger” of feeling they can “do whatever they want” because of the U.S. mi...

[TOC] Population: Foreigners rate of growth up ...

theonlinecitizen.com 29 Sep '11, 3am

Government may try to forestall the inevitable, which is their downfall. They may try to naturalise foreigners so that mor...

EIA predicts a grim future for carbon emissions via @grist

EIA predicts a grim future for carbon emissions...

grist.org 22 Sep '11, 12pm

Cross-posted from Climate Progress . The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) issued its "International Energy Out...

India, Bangladesh and the Philippines lead the world in child-labour products, says US report

India, Bangladesh and the Philippines lead the ...

straitstimes.com 04 Oct '11, 3am

India, Bangladesh and the Philippines lead the world in the number of products made by child workers, a US government stoc...

Thanks for sharing our report, @GreenCarCongres...

greencarcongress.com 01 Oct '11, 2pm

EMBARQ report points to need to reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled per capita in the US to meet emission and oil consumption ta...