Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Chinese emissions ARE down to us

Just over a year ago, I was pontificating that China's massive carbon footprint was due to the fact that we've exported our dirty industries there - in fact those who know me will tell you I've been like a cracked record on this one. Well, a report from the New Economics Foundation backs up my theory.

NEF has also pointed out that much international trade is wasteful - we often export similar amounts of certain goods as we import. An intelligent carbon tax might be able to sort this out - although could be accused of trying to close poor countries out of trade - always a moral dilemma.

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