Painting Ourselves Red

<p>This image shows the contributions to atmospheric CO<sub>2</sub> including land use changes over the period from 1950 to 2000.</p> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gases"><img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/84/CO2_responsibility_1950-2000.svg/800px-CO2_responsibility_1950-2000.svg.png" height="406" width="800"></a> <p>The only countries that get a brighter shade are those that are extracting oil for us to burn (itself a carbon-intensive process), or slashing their rainforests to grow beef for us, or, in the height of irony, burning peat bogs to make the way to grow palm oil...for <a href="http://julienne.wordpress.com/2007/04/16/scientists-weigh-downside-of-palm-oil/">"environmentally friendly" biofuels.</a>. (I'm not actually sure why Guyana is so red. I assume it's dominated by clearcutting and land-use changes, but I can't find anything to back that up.)</p>
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