Saturday, August 18, 2012

Nice infographic showing the growth in carbon emissions in China. We can congratulate ourselves on our efforts to reduce emissions, but does it matter?

If you are interested in the topic of carbon emissions, this graphic is for you. It shows the changes in carbon emissions primarily in China and secondarily in other parts of the developing world.

I have seen a recent graph that shows carbon emissions in the US have dropped dramatically in the last few years. Some due to efficiencies, some due to the wider use of natural gas,  BUT I would venture to guess MOST of the decrease is due to the recession and high(er) gas prices.

Do we have global carbon emission reductions (lead by the US) or has it just shifted to other places?


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