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BBC News: China 'Now Top Carbon Polluter'

The IntersectionBy Sheril KirshenbaumApril 15, 2008 6:50 AM


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According to the BBC News, China has already overtaken the US as the world's 'biggest polluter.' Dr. Max Auffhammer, lead researcher on an upcoming report in next month's Journal of Environment Economics and Management, explained his projections assume that the Chinese government's recent aggressive energy efficiency program would fail and called figures for emissions growth 'truly shocking.'

"But there is no sense pointing a finger at the Chinese. They are trying to pull people out of poverty and they clearly need help. "The only solution is for a massive transfer of technology and wealth from the West."

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