According to this scenario of the U.S.
Energy Information Administration, China has already outpaced Europe
in carbon dioxide emissions and will overtake the United States of
America in about 10 years. By 2030, China's carbon dioxide emission
will be more than twice as much as that of OECD Europe.
Remarkable in this scenario is the
carbon dioxide emission of India, which is currently about one third
of China's. By 2030, India is projected to have a CO2
emission of a little more than 2,000 million metric tons - as
compared to almost 11,000 million metric tons in the case of China.
These number seem to prove that any
discussion about "Global Warming" that does not take into account
China is worthless. On the other hand, one shouldn't overlook the
fact that much of China's spectacular increase in carbon dioxide
emissions is based on assumptions about future economic trends -
which might or might not come true.