Every now and then somebody writes about „climate leadership“ and how this or that country will loose it or take it over. IMHO this is bullshit.
If the term is not linked to the emissions themselves, but to some nice-sounding, but half-hearted, PR boosted measures, that let decrease the very emissions, that the very same country has insanely increased in the past, then it becomes just a joke.
The real climate leaders – if the term has any meaning at all – are the countries with the lowest per capita emissions, i.e. the developing and some of the intermediate countries, especially those, who do everything to not go the high-emissions-then-lower-a-bit path we went. Those are the leaders to follow, and when we look at the emissions spread (yearly, per capita) (source):
- 20 t in US, Canada, Australia,
- 7-11 t in Europe and China (with the developed part of China…
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