Wednesday, June 20, 2007

China is No1 - So is the US still the evil one?

China just passed the US in CO2 emissions and is building coal plants at the rate of one per week. At the same time The US is the only country complying with the spirit of the Kyoto Treaty actually reducing emissions despite our growing economy. Meanwhile the great blowhards in Europe continue to increase their emissions while criticizing the US for not signing Kyoto.
Will this cause the environmental crowd to turn their attention to China? After all, China is only one-sixth of the worlds population but emits 25% of the CO2. Don't bet on it. To them the US is the Great Satan because we are a capitalist country.
Scott Adams has the Inconvenient Truth - the Greens need to make the sacrifice. The rest of us can let market forces change the world.

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