Matt k. asked in EnvironmentGlobal Warming · 4 months ago

The US only makes up 4 percent of the worlds population, doesn't that debunk the whole climate change hoax?

how can the actions of 4 percent of the worlds population affect the weather for the whole planet

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  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    the real climate change hoax is the Denier movement.

    Deniers should be charged with crimes against humanity or environmental terrorism.

    Right wing media is paid to lie

  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    4 months ago

    The U.S. is a mindless hog when it comes to energy use - and our wasteful use is accelerating. We've all forgotten that every electric device has an energy-saving setting - it's called 'off.'

  • 4 months ago

    The US has 4% of the global population and produces nearly 15% of the world's CO2 emissions. China has 18% of the world's population and produces 27% of the global CO2 emissions.

    The point is the US, in terms of CO2 emissions, is a bit of a fat pregnant sow. 

  • Jeff M
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    I;m not sure who told you the US us solely responsible because they aren't. Many countries are responsible for increases in CO2 concentration. Per capita emissions from the US are something like 7th in the world, though, and out of those 7 countries they have far the greatest population.l.

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  • 4 months ago

    You have found the Achilles heel of the latest "save the world" movement.  It would be great if the U.S. could go to a zero emission society.  But it would not save the world.  It would only make the Save the World crusaders feel better about themselves. 

    All of this is based on the assumption that releasing gigatons of sequestered carbon into the atmosphere every year is causing global warming.  Not a bad assumption, given the physics involved.  It would take a concerted global effort, like with the chlorofluorocarbon ban, to see actual results.  Developing countries are NOT going to restrict their CO2 output.  So the world is doomed no matter what the U.S. does.

  • 4 months ago

    Well do the polution created by USA stops at usa border?

  • 4 months ago

    Americans also manage to produce more greenhouse gasses per capita than anyone else. And we are hardly alone. Any place there is manufacturing, you will probably have greenhouse gasses being produced. 

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Every claim that the climate criers make can be easily debunked if you know where to look for the data and how to interpret it. Take this video for example.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMn_qNY5KZE

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  • 4 months ago

    I don't agree with the claim of "Man caused climate change" at all but there are a few things to keep in mind about any pollution form the US. Americans feed more of the world than any other country. Americans feed more of the world than any other country. Americans medicate more of the world than any other country. Americans defend more of the world, outside of their own country, than any other country. If the rest of the world wants us to lower our pollution levels, the rest of the world will have to feed, clothe, medicate and defend itself.

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Its like putting a coke can on a football field

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