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Response to kristopher (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 12, 2013, 03:24 PM

24. GDP and CO2 decoupled for one reason alone

Outsourcing.

The decoupling shown in your graph started LONG before renewables were booming anywhere globally. Why?

Because the US and EU moved from factory driven economies to service based ones. The factories were then built in China and India instead. Moving CO2 emissions from one nation to another didn't make them any less real.

When China's economy decouples from CO2 emissions, it will be in large part due to a similar transition. In which case, the world will find another impoverished nation to set up to supply us with cheap plastic and potmetal crap (most likely Africa and Southeast Asia).

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