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  • Patrick Neuman
    ... wrote: DAILY GRIST 22 Oct 2003 Environmental news from GRIST MAGAZINE New Stats On Energy Use in China Alarm
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 3, 2004
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      --- In Paleontology_and_Climate@yahoogroups.com, Tim Jones
      <deforest@a...> wrote:
      DAILY GRIST
      22 Oct 2003
      Environmental news from GRIST MAGAZINE
      <http://www.gristmagazine.com>

      New Stats On Energy Use in China Alarm Environmentalists

      The most populous country on the planet may also pose the biggest
      threat to the global climate, according to recently released
      statistics about coal production and consumption in China. Until a
      few months ago, many energy experts hoped that the nation would have
      a relatively limited impact on climate change, because its
      state-owned companies were thought to be increasingly efficient and
      coal use appeared to be declining steeply. But with the release of
      the official government figures, cause for optimism has disappeared:
      Coal use in China is growing faster than almost anywhere in the
      world, and the International Energy Agency predicts that China's
      increase in greenhouse gas emissions from 2000 to 2030 will almost
      equal the increase in emissions in the entire industrialized world.
      At the same time, sales of cars -- another major factor in greenhouse
      emissions -- are also growing explosively in China, and home energy
      use due to televisions, air-conditioning, and other electronics and
      appliances is also on the rise.

      straight to the source: New York Times, Keith Bradsher, 22 Oct 2003
      <http://www.gristmagazine.com/forward.pl?forward_id=1639>
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      This one doesn't seem to Google up from the abyss.
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      <http://www.groundtruthinvestigations.com/>
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