September 22, 2014 | Pippa

The average Chinese citizen's carbon dioxide emissions have overtaken the average European's for the first time.

Much of this rise comes from the coal-fired power stations China has built. But up to 30% of the country's carbon emissions come from the manufacture of goods that are purchased by the rest of the world. All the cheap products we buy that are ‘Made in China' contribute to total world emissions.

Reducing the amount of carbon we emit globally shouldn't be a blame game. The only way to avoid catastrophic climate change is to work together.

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The US emits more than twice as much carbon dioxide per citizen than China or the EU.

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