China Rebukes Calls To Curb Greenhouse Gases newsvine furl google yahoo netscape

Claiming that industrialized nations are responsible for most greenhouse gas emissions, China has said that growing its economy with the goals of economic development and poverty eradication is more important. They did however commit to being 20% more energy efficient than 2005 by 2010.

If China can meet their 2010 commitment, that would be a step in the right direction.

Despite their claims, however, China is on track to pass the U.S. as the number one emitter of greenhouse gases by 2009. However, when you consider that China is nearly four times the size of the U.S., they are lagging far behind.


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