China top carbon emitter, Beijing under pressure
Original post made by samuel, Stanford, on Jun 13, 2008
China's ranking as top emitter of the main planet-warming gas, carbon dioxide, seemed confirmed by a Dutch report on Friday, putting more pressure on Beijing to come up with their own figures, experts said.
The finding from the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) is the third published in English by either European or U.S.-based researchers to show China at the top.
It says China's CO2 emissions raced 14 percent ahead of the total emitted by the United States last year.Web Link
China accounted for two-thirds of last year's global 3.1 percent rise in carbon emissions, from consumption of fossil fuels and cement production.