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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

China gas emissions 'may pass US'

Air pollution from a factory in north-eastern ChinaWith such a huge population it is indeed not surprising that China will sooner or later become the largest emitter of greenhouse gases, yet I do not feel particularly worry.

Not because I am biased towards my own country, indeed China can exercise a better control over civilians in these kinds of affairs. The largest problem in China are still poverty, welfare and education, controlling carbon emission is a comparatively small issue and the government should be capable to tackle this well.

A strict regulation and control can be arguably good or bad. While it can be interpreted as a lack of human rights or whatever, I do believe in this context, strict regulation is the quick clean solution we ever need.

The International Energy Agency had predicted China's carbon dioxide emissions would pass the US by 2010.

Source: BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | China gas emissions 'may pass US'