April 24, 2007

WE’RE NUMBER TWO!

China will pass the United States as the world’s biggest source of greenhouse gasses this year, an official with the International Energy Agency was quoted as saying.

China had been forecast to surpass the U.S. in 2010, but its sizzling economic growth has pushed the date forward, the IEA’s chief economist, Fatih Birol, was quoted as saying in an interview appearing in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal newspaper. . . . China is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol on reducing greenhouse gasses, but is exempt from its restrictions because it is a developing country.

Will we try harder? (Via Lou Minatti).

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