Monday, August 03, 2009

Trick question

I'm off on holiday for a couple of weeks (in Yorkshire - no flying etc), so I thought I'd leave you with a puzzler.

Q. Which country is the biggest contributor to climate change?

A. The UK.

Do you know why? Post your explanations in the comments.

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At 4:15 PM, Blogger netpropertyuk said...

Didn't think it was. Not with stiff competition from the likes of the US, China, Australia and the middle east. I'm intrigued now.
Nice blog btw

At 3:11 AM, Blogger ricochet said...

I would think UK is the biggest contributor to climate change in per capita quota of climate change gases production, or by being the birthplace of the industrial revolution.

At 8:17 PM, Blogger Gareth Kane said...

Ricochet, you're pretty much there on the second guess - carbon dioxide resides in the atmosphere for about 100 years, but there's a time delay of several decades before emissions translate into climate change. So the UK hasn't yet been overtaken but it will be soon.

At 5:10 PM, Blogger Gareth Kane said...

Oops, ricochet, after checking, the answer was both your guesses, see here:


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