Two Elephants in the Climate Change CO2 Production Room


by Mish Shedlock, Mish Talk:

Noah Smith has a question: What about per capita emissions? I have answers.

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Per capita emissions in the US are the worlds highest, but they are also crashing. China per capita emissions are rising fast.

And check out India. It has passed China as the world’s most populous country. Where is that headed?

Per Capita and Annual Emissions by Country and the World

Our World in Data, Per Capita and Annual CO2 Emissions

World per capita CO2 emissions have stabilized largely because of the US and EU. Total emissions are another matter.

The world population is increasing so there is a continued increase in carbon production.

Improving Standards of Living

For global standards of living to improve, there will need to be more energy production.

US standards of living rose by increasing fossil fuel production. The US and EU are now telling the world, that’s a no-no.

Instead of using cheaper natural gas or coal, we tell developing countries they can’t. Europe has carbon border taxes to prevent it.

CBAM Tax the Poor

On December 22, 2022 I commented EU Imposes the World’s Largest Carbon Tax Scheme, Inflationary Madness Sets In

Spotlight Africa

Let’s tune into a Tweet Thread by Faten Aggad Senior Advisor Climate Diplomacy @AfricanClimateF.

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