FYI: Outsourcing Carbon

By on 11/29/2010 in Uncategorized

For some reason, I’d thought I’d posted this already, but since I can’t seem to find it, and since the next round of climate change talks are about to start, it’s worth repeating.

This is a picture of the carbon emitted by China that turns out to be accounted for by consumption in other countries. In other words, what has happened is that countries in Europe and North America, for instance, have managed to shrink their carbon footprint by getting China to do a great deal of emitting. And then they turn to China and refuse to move forward in the negotiations until China does its bit to reduce greenhouse gases.

Read the full report here.