These facts are so interesting it makes one realise where the power is on earth. Interesting is that their only interest in climate change is selling windmills and solar while they produce all these things with cheap electricity by way of COAL supplied by you know who. This doesn’t make sense to many of us why we price our goods out of existence with high electricity. Keep smiling!
China has 19% of the world’s population, but consumes …
53% of the world’s cement
48% of the world’s iron ore
47% of the world’s coal
… and the majority of just about every other major commodity.
In 2010, China produced 11 times more steel than the United States.
New World Record:
China made and sold 18 million vehicles in 2010.
China currently has the world’s fastest train and the world’s largest high-speed rail network. China is currently the number one producer in the world of wind and solar power but don’t use very much of it themselves.
While they manufacture 80% of the world’s solar panels, they install less than 5% and build a new coal fired power station every week.
In one year they turn on more new coal powered electricity than Australia’s total output.
China currently controls more than 90% of the total global supply of rare earth elements.
In the past 15 years, China has moved from 14th place to 2nd place in the world in published scientific research articles.
China now possesses the fastest supercomputer on the entire globe.
At the end of March 2011 China accumulated US $3.04 trillion in foreign currency reserves – the largest stockpile on the entire globe.
Chinese people consume 50,000 cigarettes every second.
They are already the largest carbon dioxide emitter and their output will rise 70% by 2020.
And we think we’re saving the Earth ? (from what) ?
It will not make one iota of difference what we do in Australia, Canada, the United States or anywhere else in the world; for that matter, all the politicians are doing is increasing our cost of living and making our manufacturers uncompetitive in the world market, with the carbon tax, when countries like China are growing and consuming at these extraordinary rates. And we are paying carbon tax to save the World!