Emerging economies already contribute close to half of all global emissions, and that proportion will rise to two-thirds in the future. If we don't control those, whatever we do in the developed world will have no impact on climate change. http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/11/14/apec-summit.htmlOh sure - developing nations are the source of the problem - rigghhhhttttt. In terms of greenhouse gas emissions, Canada is one of the worst ten polluters in the world. Have a look at the following site:
We Canadians spewed out 17.9 tonnes of carbon EACH in 2007 - just a hair behind Americans. On a per capita basis, China released 4.8 tonnes while India released released 1.2 tonnes. Sweden emitted 6.3 tonnes - just to compare Canada to another developed nation.
Prof. Tim Flannery was also interviewed in Singapore : he said
Canada is by far the biggest defaulter on its Kyoto obligations on a tonnage basis. And as a result of that there is a lack of trust.Why would anyone in the developing world trust Canada to take meaningful action on climate change? We are busy obstructing any chance at a deal in Copenhagen by blaming the developing world. Email or write the Prime Minister and tell him you want Canada to show leadership on this issue!