From the lede para. of a 2014 Slate article on Global Warmening:
"...[N]onindustrial areas, such as Greenland and the Antarctic, experience the
industrial pollution generated in the United States and in Russia, to
mention just two countries."
Why, those filthy, black-hearted bastards in the States and Russia! Don't they care about the starving poor in, oh...China?*
From a 2014 article at eia.gov:
China produces and consumes almost as much coal as the rest of the world combined
Hey, kids, do you know what's the dirtiest stuff you can burn to make energy? ...Coal. And did you know which country does the least amount of stack scrubbing to clean that stuff up? C'mon, guess.
Life's tough. It's tougher if you're stupid.
* In fairness, the article does make passing mention of China's emissions, three paragraphs down, though it fails to point out that country's commanding lead in pollution production.
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