Don’t recall whether I posted this before or not but it’s worth highlighting again, if only to annoy America-haters always claiming the US is “the biggest polluter” (even though they are not talking about pollution anyway).
Amid the rising demand for crude oil and coal, India is likely to overtake the US as the second largest emitter of carbon from energy use by 2050 after China, a latest study said.
“Together, these two emerging giants are projected to account for around 45 per cent of global carbon emissions from energy by 2050 compared to only around 20 per cent of the global total for the US and EU combined,” a consulting and research firm PricewaterhouseCoopers said.
Power generation and transport sectors in these countries would contribute to more carbon emissions than from building and other industries, it unveiled in the report on ‘World in 2050′.
The rise in car ownership in these two emerging economies would lead to high growth rate in emissions, it stressed.
With higher projected economic growth in major countries, the CO2 (carbon dioxide) in atmosphere is estimated to rise by 55.8 per cent, from around 385 parts per million (ppm) now to around 600ppm by 2050 globally, it said.