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Japan and Global Warming

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Japan, as one of the leading industrialized countries in the world and a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol has serious global obligations to reduce global warming. While other countries such as the United States, especially with the election of Barack Obama, are advancing their programs to eliminate global climate change though the implementation of rapidly growing alternative renewable fuel programs, Japan needs to fulfil its global duties. These issues are discussed in detail in wwwonebiosphere.com

At the same time, we must recognize that environmental advocacy groups need to play a more effective role in the process. Instead of joining forces with Clorox Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric in the U.S. strictly for profit motives, it is imperative that the environmental advocacy groups return to their grassroots and take action to advance global needs such as alternative fuels.
Returning to sustainable global conditions will take concerted efforts on the part of industrialized and 3rd world countries alike.
 

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Returning to sustainable global conditions will take concerted efforts on the part of industrialized and 3rd world countries alike.
Yes, but I believe industrialized countries should be more responsible than 3rd world countries. After all, it is the industrialized countries who have been "polluting" the world.
 

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Japan, as one of the leading industrialized countries in the world and a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol has serious global obligations to reduce global warming. While other countries such as the United States, especially with the election of Barack Obama, are advancing their programs to eliminate global climate change though the implementation of rapidly growing alternative renewable fuel programs, Japan needs to fulfil its global duties. These issues are discussed in detail in wwwonebiosphere.com
At the same time, we must recognize that environmental advocacy groups need to play a more effective role in the process. Instead of joining forces with Clorox Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric in the U.S. strictly for profit motives, it is imperative that the environmental advocacy groups return to their grassroots and take action to advance global needs such as alternative fuels.
Returning to sustainable global conditions will take concerted efforts on the part of industrialized and 3rd world countries alike.

Primary energy consumption per GDP - Ranking

1. Japan - 1.0 ---- Best in the world
2. UK - 1.4
3. Italy - 1.5
4. Germany - 1.7
5. France - 1.8
6. EU - 1.9
7. USA - 2.0
8. Canada - 3.1
9. S Korea - 3.2
10. ASEAN - 6.7
11. China - 8.7
12. India - 9.2
13. Russia - 18.0
World Average - 3.0

Source: IEA Energy Balances of OECD Countries 2003-2004 (2006)
IEA Energy Balances of non-OECD Countries 2003-2004 (2006)
or http://www.mofa.go.jp/Mofaj/gaiko/energy/pdfs/a-7.pdf

Before talking about Japan, you better look at your face. 😊
 

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Primary energy consumption per GDP - Ranking
1. Japan - 1.0 ---- Best in the world
2. UK - 1.4
3. Italy - 1.5
4. Germany - 1.7
5. France - 1.8
6. EU - 1.9
7. USA - 2.0
8. Canada - 3.1
9. S Korea - 3.2
10. ASEAN - 6.7
11. China - 8.7
12. India - 9.2
13. Russia - 18.0
World Average - 3.0
Source: IEA Energy Balances of OECD Countries 2003-2004 (2006)
IEA Energy Balances of non-OECD Countries 2003-2004 (2006)
or http://www.mofa.go.jp/Mofaj/gaiko/energy/pdfs/a-7.pdf
Before talking about Japan, you better look at your face. 😊

It's 五十歩百歩, isn't it? It's more or less the same. I think Japan imports food from the world and energy used for producing it is not included in the calculations. I don't know how much it will increase the number though.😌 By the way, Japan is not the best in the world. The graph is limited to selected countries.
This is the complete lists. It starts from p.48-57.
http://www.iea.org/textbase/nppdf/free/2008/key_stats_2008.pdf

If you take a close look actually, many countries are doing better than Japan.
CO2 per GDP
Hong Kong 0.19 (page.53)
Iceland 0.20 (p.53)
Norway 0.19 (p.55)
Sweden 0.17 (p.57)
Switzerland 0.16 (p.57)
Japan 0.24 (p.53)
The UK 0.32 (p.57)
The US 0.51 (p.57)

Japan was the 6th in the world in 2006, after Hong Kong, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. But this is for per GDP.
If we divide it by population, the whole picture becomes different.

CO2 per GDP (PPP)

Dem. Rep. of Congo 0.06 (p.51)
Cameroon 0.09 (p.51)
Cambodia 0.11 (p.51)
Bngladesh 0.14 (p.49)
The UK 0.31 (p.57)
Japan 0.34 (p.53)
The United States 0.51 (p.57)

So, according to this calculation, Dem. Rep. of Congo is the best in the world, followed by Cameroon, Cambodia etc...
 

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Yes, but I believe industrialized countries should be more responsible than 3rd world countries. After all, it is the industrialized countries who have been "polluting" the world.

Japan should help them if they want to help
of course, it is money talk..
is it as same as colonization at that time..


. USA - 2.0
8. Canada - 3.1
9. S Korea - 3.2
10. ASEAN - 6.7
11. China - 8.7

these countries not said 五十歩百歩
 

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Japan is a Global Leader in LOw Carbon Economies

CO2 Emissions per GDP (2005)
[kgCO2/US$ (Calculated with standard exchange rates for 2000)]

1. Japan - 0.24
2. EU27 - 0.43
3. US - 0.53
4. Canada - 0.67
5. ROK - 0.70
6. Australia - 0.80
7. India - 1.78
8. China - 2.68
9. Russia - 4.41

Source: CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion 1971-2005 (2007) (IEA)
or http://www.mofa.go.jp/policy/economy/wef/2008/fact.pdf (Page 4)

This means .... USA eliminates CO2 - more than double of Japan - in terms of GDP. It is not a subtle difference, but a big difference. Other countries are much worse. Chinese eliminates CO2 - some 11 times more than Japan, and Russia is some 18 times more than Japan - Terrible.

Those low-efficient countries should stop using old production facilities and use Made-in-Japan efficient machineries.

Plus, Those low-efficient countries should develop public transportation and live in smaller house. In addition, they should eat rice, not meat.
 

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CO2 Emissions per GDP (2005)
[kgCO2/US$ (Calculated with standard exchange rates for 2000)]
1. Japan - 0.24
2. EU27 - 0.43
3. US - 0.53
4. Canada - 0.67
5. ROK - 0.70
6. Australia - 0.80
7. India - 1.78
8. China - 2.68
9. Russia - 4.41
Source: CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion 1971-2005 (2007) (IEA)
or http://www.mofa.go.jp/policy/economy/wef/2008/fact.pdf (Page 4)
This means .... USA eliminates CO2 - more than double of Japan - in terms of GDP. It is not a subtle difference, but a big difference. Other countries are much worse. Chinese eliminates CO2 - some 11 times more than Japan, and Russia is some 18 times more than Japan - Terrible.
Those low-efficient countries should stop using old production facilities and use Made-in-Japan efficient machineries.
Plus, Those low-efficient countries should develop public transportation and live in smaller house. In addition, they should eat rice, not meat.

In my opinion, double is still subtle.😌 Don't we have to go to zero emission in the long run (probably we don't have that kind of luxury) if we really want to deal with global warming? The competition between developed countries at the current rate is far away from achieving our goal of stopping global warming.

Seriously, if we want to stop the warming, don't we have to reduced the emissions to zero?

Also, who said we have to compare the emissions by GDP? If we want to be fair, it should be per person. Any single person is equally entitled to living on this planet.
 

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Also, who said we have to compare the emissions by GDP? If we want to be fair, it should be per person. Any single person is equally entitled to living on this planet.

IEA said.

Continuous economic development without increasing Global warming/CO2 emmission is key. Thus efficiency for energy consumption has become a criteria.

"Per person" is not fair because nobody asked China/India to have billions of inhabitants. 🙂
 

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IEA said.
Continuous economic development without increasing Global warming/CO2 emmission is key. Thus efficiency for energy consumption has become a criteria.


Economic development is important. But, if the continued economic development endangers our existence, we have to give up maintaining continuous economic development (in any case, when global warming becomes out of control, the world economy will surely plummet.)

"Per person" is not fair because nobody asked China/India to have billions of inhabitants. 🙂
Nobody who was born in China/India asked that either. You cannot choose the place of birth. Besides, China has been doing their best to stick to the one-child policy to tackle the issue.
 

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You cannot choose the place of birth. Besides, China has been doing their best to stick to the one-child policy to tackle the issue.

Maybe "Karma" as Indian said .....

BTW, the Chinese one-child policy means the policy of "pre-selection of baby's sex"?

China is asking where all the girls have gone.
And the sobering answer is that this vast nation, now the world's fastest-growing economy, is confronting a self-perpetuated demographic disaster that some experts describe as "gendercide" -- the phenomenom caused by millions of families resorting to abortion and infanticide to make sure their one child was a boy. The age-old bias for boys, combined with China's draconian one-child policy imposed since 1980, has produced what Gu Baochang, a leading Chinese expert on family planning, described as "the largest, the highest, and the longest" gender imbalance in the world.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5953508
🙂
 

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Maybe "Karma" as Indian said .....
BTW, the Chinese one-child policy means the policy of "pre-selection of baby's sex"?
🙂

Yeah. Awful thing. I even heard that "post-birth selection" of the baby's sex takes place. :eek:
 
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