Why China Could Blame Its CO2 on West – Jane Spencer

From Wall Street Journal:

To understand the deadlock in the debate on global , take a look at your iPod.

The vast majority of the world’s MP3 players are made in China, where the main power source is coal. Manufacturing a single MP3 player releases about 17 pounds of planet-warming carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

IPods, along with thousands of other goods churned out by Chinese factories, from toys to rolled steel, pose a question that is becoming an issue in the climate-change debate. If a gadget is made in China by an American company and exported and used by consumers from Stockholm to S√£o Paulo, Brazil, should the Chinese government be held responsible for the carbon released in manufacturing it? [Full Text]

Read also Climate change: why China matters by European Parliament.

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