Digg – Blog: China Will Pass U.S. As Polluter

China will pass the United States as the world’s biggest source of greenhouse gasses this year, an official with the International Energy Agency was quoted as saying. China had been forecast to surpass the U.S. in 2010, but its sizzling economic growth has pushed the date forward, the IEA’s chief economist…

Source: Digg – Blog: China Will Pass U.S. As Polluter

I guess I am surprised. I thought the US was well out in front. China’s rapid increase in the production of greenhouse gasses complicates the global warming issue but it does not detract from the fact that it is in the best interest of the US to invoke energy policies that encourage energy efficiency and independence from foreign oil imports while at the sametime reducing greenhouse gasses.