Whoa s a Most to Blamea for Global Warming?

Jul 22, 2012 Full story: ABC News

But it has, and there's no debate among the world's scientists about which country is "most responsible." That is, about which nation has injected the greatest amount of the heat-trapping invisible gas CO2 into to the atmosphere, where a lot of it remains for years, piling up and only adding to the heat.

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Houston, TX

#1 Jul 22, 2012
Who’s ‘Most to Blame’ for Global Warming? That's the title.


The nation that has put biggest cumulative portion of CO2 into the air, thus helping heat the planet, is the USA.(26.8 %}

China, India, Russia, Japan, Germany, and the UK are each a small fraction of the US … in total cumulative emissions.

Having emitted the most is still a major factor in the diplomatic requests for the US to take the leadership.

Toronto, Canada

#2 Jul 23, 2012
The focus on blame has been counter productive. The agreement should be that every person on earth deserves the same right to the earths resources as every other person and that we ALL TOGETHER have to solve the problem for the future.

Blame is tied to knowingly doing harm and prior to about 2001 there was no proof so it is only SINCE then that the lack of action has been a fault.

Houston, TX

#3 Jul 23, 2012
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
.. Blame is tied to knowingly doing harm and prior to about 2001 there was no proof so it is only SINCE then that the lack of action has been a fault.
Come on. Remember the pride in tellng ancient civilizations like India, China, et al "underdeveloped" because of their lower fossil-fuel usage.

Also, just take the UK. They knew there first-hand the air pollution that made them sick for a long time before they took action.

Booneville, MS

#4 Jul 25, 2012
Each person in the world should be held accountable for his part in globel warming.Some people should pay more than others.Take the amish people they should pay very little because they don't drive cars or use electricity.People in California should pay more than people in say Alabama ,because they drive more and have more cars.If someone has two cars they should pay less than someone with four cars.People with fireplaces and wood heaters should pay more than people with heatpumps.Every person in the world should fill out a form telling everything about themselves, and how they live and their lifstyles.Then tax accordlingly.Simple isn't it.

Booneville, MS

#5 Jul 25, 2012
Oh by the way people that have large lawns with lots of green grass should pay less than the people that live in apartments,or government housing.Plants use up the carbon diaoxide,thereby helping curb globel warming.There should be lots of ways that I haven't thought of yet.Familys with five or six kids should pay twice as much taxes as a family with three.Kids breathe out carbon diaoxide , thereby creating more globel warming.

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