While the world apparently is pulling down its greenhouse gas pollution rates, China and India do not seem to contribute much in combating these global warming demons. According to a World Bank official, greenhouse gas pollution in these two countries rose steeply over the last decade. But, disappointingly the rich countries, including the United States, remain the world’s biggest polluters.
With US accounting for nearly a quarter, i.e. 24 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions and countries of the European Monetary Union contributing 10 percent of it, China and India are catching up fast.
It is just between 1992 and 2002, the world’s second-largest polluter after the United States, China’s carbon dioxide emissions increased by 33 percent and that of India’s by 57 percent. And if this grows steadily, a huge devastation is bound to come up shortly!
Steen Jorgensen, World Bank’s acting vice-president for sustainable development said,
(Greenhouse gas emissions from) China and India are growing very rapidly at the moment, very much because of inefficient investments in energy, in power generation.