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Response to bananas (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:46 AM

1. Outsourcing carbon dioxide emissions ...

The report, however, fails to account for the fact that we have essentially outsourced a great deal of what would have otherwise been U.S. carbon dioxide emissions to China.

There is a reason why China is the world's largest producer and consumer of coal -- they are making items for export to the United States and the rest of the world.

So, while not belittling the achievement of increased use of alternate and renewable energy sources in the U.S., the truth is that there is a very big reason not noted in this report for why this is happening.

We have cleaner air in the U.S. because the air has become deadly in Beijing.

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