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Green energy and protecting the environment are a huge part of politics, news cycles, and even university research these days. However, climate change skeptics claim that unless the rest of the world commits to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, then American efforts to go green are basically fruitless.

While the United States, the European Union, and Japan all work diligently to encourage residents to “go green,” China alone is a huge contributor to the global emission of carbon dioxide. Although US and our allies are making important strides in reducing greenhouse gasses, unless the rest of the world – China in particular – falls in line with similar efforts, our efforts will virtually be in vain.

China is not alone in producing a great number of greenhouse gas emissions. India and a few other countries are also guilty of producing loads of carbon dioxide. Many developing economies across the globe are also to blame as they work to develop a sustainable financial future.

In the last few years, Chinese emissions have been some of the biggest offenders when it comes to carbon dioxide emissions. In fact, Chinese emissions are growing faster than any other country in history! This is shocking when one considers that in 2005, not two decades ago, China’s emissions were much lower than the United States!

However, by 2015, China’s emissions of carbon dioxide were twice, yes, twice that of the United States. While countries like Russia have lowered its emissions rate by about thirty percent, the European Union has joined the United States in making notable decreases to our greenhouse gasses emissions.

As if adding insult to injury, developing countries like India have increased carbon dioxide emissions at about the same rate as the U.S. and the European Union have decreased theirs.

Saving the environment are a huge part of politics, news cycles, and even university research these days. However, climate change skeptics claim that unless the rest of the world commits to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, then American efforts to go green are basically fruitless.

While the United States, the European Union, and Japan all work diligently to encourage residents to “go green,” China alone is a huge contributor to the global emission of carbon dioxide. Although US and our allies are making important strides in reducing greenhouse gasses, unless the rest of the world – China in particular – falls in line with similar efforts, our efforts will virtually be in vain.

China is not alone in producing a great number of greenhouse gas emissions. India and a few other countries are also guilty of producing loads of carbon dioxide. Many developing economies across the globe are also to blame as they work to develop a sustainable financial future.

In the last few years, Chinese emissions have been some of the biggest offenders when it comes to carbon dioxide emissions. In fact, Chinese emissions are growing faster than any other country in history! This is shocking when one considers that in 2005, not two decades ago, China’s emissions were much lower than the United States!

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