Unit Three: The Global Environment and Natural Resources UtilizationArticle 11: The Impact of Asia’s Giants How China and India could save the planet- or destroy itBryan WalshChina and India currently have very low emission of greenhouse gasses. However their attempts at economic expansion and desire to live an American lifestyle could lead to their emission of gasses skyrocketing if they don’t work towards more efficient energy sources. It was estimated that China’s greenhouse emission will equal that of the entire industrialized world between 2000-2030. India isn’t far behind with an estimated 70% increase by the year 2025. Already both country’s energy usage has gone up rapidly recently, but a lot of both countries still don’t have access to electricity. Their citizens are facing extreme poverty. In trying to come out of that much energy will be required and they have easy access to an abundance of coal. Their main concerns are with their country’s growth and the poor air and water quality over climate change.
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