Rantings and tirades of a frustrated economist.
What's deceiving though is that most people forget to look at Alaska. Combine the continental U.S. with Alaska and that looks quite a bit bigger.
You've hit upon one of the great lies of environmentalists: that the US is the world's greatest polluter. You hear them cite things like X percent of the world's population emits more than X percent of carbon.But people don't emit (relatively much) carbon. Production and consumption do. China continually claims to have low pollution per capita, dividing their FILTHY production by their vast quantities of living bodies, most of whom do not contribute to nor share in the consumption of their GDP.The US is one of the most, if not THE most efficient producer, emitting less carbon per unit of output than any other country.So if all you cared about was reducing pollution, then WE should be producing more and China less. They should be subsidizing us.When Americans were paying record high real gas prices and cutting back on consumption, China was SUBSIDIZING gasoline.China is the number one user of dirty coal and will soon be the number one user of oil.And the Kyoto Protocols were going to EXEMPT China from reductions in carbon. Under the pollution permit scheme, we would actually have to PAY China in order for us to produce more.The Greenhoax Effect is nothing more than an anti-capitalist lie. There is no anthropogenic global warming. The leftist professors who invented this myth are liars and America haters.Green is the new red.
You've hit on here something I've been arguing with my enviro-weenie friends. PPP vs. Carbon emissions. No matter which way you put it, if you don't factor in the economic production of a country in any environmental computations, it's an invalid comparison as Russia will always have more land and fewer people (same with Canada), and China and India have a large number of people, but don't produce as much on a per capita basis.
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