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Should the goal of 350ppm be attainable by both China and India without stunting economic growth?

  • Economies mean green

    Yes, the goal of 350ppm should be attainable by both China and India
    without stunting economic growth, because China and India will develop
    newer and greener technologies the more advanced they get. The United
    States is very rich, so we have time for the luxury of green technology.
    China and India will be that way one day too

  • Cleaner methods of using fossil fuels can be economical

    There is no denying that fossil fuels are always going to be dirty and that there's no such thing as a clean burning coal plant or natural gas plant - but there are methods of reducing the emissions. Basic scrubbers are a start, however, more complex sequestration systems are solutions that not only lower emission levels - but they're also a growth sector for the 21st century.

  • Economies mean green.

    Yes, the goal of 350ppm should be attainable by both China and India without stunting economic growth, because China and India will develop newer and greener technologies the more advanced they get. The United States is very rich, so we have time for the luxury of green technology. China and India will be that way one day too.

  • I doubt it

    While it should be attainable for China and India to stabilize concentrations of carbon dioxide under 350ppm, it is politically impossible currently. The reasons for this are mostly economic. It is difficult for an emerging economy to take the brunt of financial burdens for ecologically sound industry while worrying firstly about creating a flow of sustainable income for their masses. However, one thing is clear: if it doesn't happen the environment and global warming will have catastrophic effects for us all.

  • It will hurt

    That range of emissions with new emission standards are not going to help the planet a huge amount in the long term, but they will most definitely hurt economic growth. The economy will be hurt because these economies rely heavily on manufacturing and factories require a massive amount of power.


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