China's carbon emissions for each member of its population could overtake that of Britain as early as the end of next year, it has been revealed.
The prediction comes in a report which shows that the country's carbon footprint is expanding far faster than predicted.
A combination of an infrastructure building spree and the ramping up of carbon-intensive industries after the 2008 financial crisis means China is now being catapulted into the ranks of developed world countries when it comes to per person CO2 emissions.
China already emits more carbon per person than France and Spain and on current trends will surpass the United States in per person emissions as early as 2017, according to the report conducted by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment agency and sponsored by the European Commission...
China population to become world's biggest polluters - Telegraph
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Open University Tutor, Environmental Science and Management; Former Secondary School Science Teacher; Former Research & Development Technologist/Chemist (Polymer Industry); Campaigner for a sustainable society for several decades; Parliamentary candidate in 1987, 2001, 2010