China is burning (carbon) for you
As we move towards a new carbon economy, it would be a very good thing to close this carbon loophole, making it impossible for the USA and other rich nations to offset their carbon emissions by simply exporting them to China and other nations that still rely on industry to produce their economic wealth.
The carbon revolution begins at home!
Ellis, E. C. 2008. Environmental revolution starts at home. Science 320:1587. (text of letter)
Guan, D., G. P. Peters, C. L. Weber, and K. Hubacek. 2009. Journey to world top emitter: An analysis of the driving forces of China’s recent CO2 emissions surge. Geophysical Research Letters 36:L04709.
Weber, C. L., G. P. Peters, D. Guan, and K. Hubacek. 2008. The contribution of Chinese exports to climate change. Energy Policy 36:3572-3577.