Saturday, February 6, 2010
Developing nations new leaders in greenhouse emissions
Many believe the United States and other industrialized nations are the primary culprits behind emissions of greenhouse gasses. But is this true? Not according to new data which shows that it is now the developing world, led by China and India, which release most of the world’s greenhouse gasses. A peer reviewed study released by Nature Geoscience Journal found that nearly 54 percent of carbon dioxide is produced by developing countries, while only 46 percent comes from countries like the United States or Japan. So while developed countries like the US and Japan have had no increase in recent years, China, India, and Brazil have roughly doubled their carbon emissions in the past decade alone. Read more.