The Hard Facts of China’s Carbon Emissions
Should that be C(hina)O2? Did you know it is estimated China’s carbon output will rise 70% by 2020?
Check out the following extraordinary facts about a country that is already the world’s largest carbon dioxide emitter. It makes you question Australia’s carbon tax, which will increase our cost of living and decrease manufacturers competitivity, while countries like China are surging ahead with massive consumption.
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China has 19% of the world’s population, but consumes
53% of the world’s cement
48% of the world’s iron ore
47% of the world’s coal
…. and the majority of just about every other major commodity.
In 2010, China produced 11 times more steel than the United States.
New World Record: China made and sold 18 million vehicles in 2010.
There are more pigs in China than in the next 43 pork producing nations combined.
China currently has the world’s fastest train and the world’s largest high-speed rail network.
China is currently the number one producer in the world of wind and solar power.
But don’t use it themselves. While they manufacture 80% of the world’s solar panels,
they install less than 5% and build a new coal fired power station every week.
In 1 year they turn on more new coal powered electricity than Australia ‘s total output.
China currently controls more than 90% of the total global supply of rare earth elements.
In the past 15 years, China has moved from 14th place to
2nd place in the world in published scientific research articles.
China now possesses the fastest supercomputer on the entire globe.
At the end of March 2011, China accumulated US$3.04 trillion
in foreign currency reserves – the largest stockpile on the entire globe.
Chinese consume 50,000 cigarettes every second…
They are already the largest carbon dioxide emitter and their output will rise 70% by 2020!
And these little Vegemites are saving the planet ………
You are wasting your time and ours with your carbon tax. All you are doing is increasing our cost of living and rendering our manufacturers uncompetitive. It will make no difference when countries like China are consuming at these extraordinary rates.