If the USA, UK and the rest of the west reduced their pollution levels per head to that of China we would not have to worry about global warming.
Surely you have to agree that borders are merely man made lines on a map and it is pollution per head that is a more accurate guide. To state that China is the worst CO2 polluter is worse than Jon Sonw saying the Palestinian rockets were pathetic. China is not the worst polluter by a long chalk.
CHINA as a country IS the worst polluter Steph.Accept it.Its a fact!And it will stretch ahead of its nearest rivals by another 10% every year.Half of all development in the WHOLE world will be happen in China over the next two decades.Excluding them from any enviromental responsability and committments just because they are not a white western country is to put it frankly,loony in the extreme.We in Britain can recycle,build thousands of wind farms,BAN travel and it won't even make the slightest reduction in global warming.Not when we turn a blind eye to China building a new fossil fuel power station every month (with the likes of Pakistan not far behind that figure).
Its not joined up thinking in only demanding Western (and preferably English speaking) countries participate in trying to reduce carbon emmisions,and then hope non Western up and coming superpowers follow in line 30 years or so down the line.It could be too late by then.don't let your hatred of powerful ,capitalist Western culture (and you natural affinity with the foreign underdog) cloud the reality of this problem
Anyway Steph,hope you and your family have a great christmas and maybe we should continue this sort of chat in a new political thread in The Pub or general section parts of the forum,rather than infringe on what really should be football related forums .