China and India greenhouse gas emissions rise
July 20, 2006
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
According to a World Bank report released May 9, the U.S. is still the world's largest emitter of carbon dioxide, b...
According to a World Bank report released May 9, the U.S. is still the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide, but China and India are catching up quickly.
China and India are the world’s most populous nations and the fastest growing economies. In the decade before 2002, China’s greenhouse gas emissions increased 335 and India’s grew 57%.
The Worldwatch Institute has issued a report that tracks and analyzes international trends in various categories, including energy and climate, global economy, communications and transportation, etc. Among the findings in “Vital Signs 2006-2007,” are that the world’s use of fossil fuel continues to grow, that global ecosystems are under more stress, slums grow as urban poverty escalates, and action is needed on water and sanitation.
On the positive side, the Vital Signs report indicates that alternative energy sources are growing, infant mortality rates have fallen and the number of violent conflicts have dropped.