Thursday, January 12, 2012
Greenhouse footprints: Who are the real pigs?
We all know that Americans produce way to much greenhouse gas per person, but Canadians have been catching up in the past 10 years, and Gulf nations like Kuwait and Bahrain are even dirtier per person, while Saudi Arabia is not far behind the US and Canada. The nations of Europe, Japan and Israel are cleaner per person, but the emerging world of Brazil, Cuba, Egypt, Nicaragua and India produce a fraction of the greenhouse gas.
Even if everyone on the planet was as clean as Japan or France the world's production of greenhouse gas would got above the current level, while if we all produced as little as the average Indian the world would be vastly cleaner.