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Although China has overtaken the United States in recent years as the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, during the same period its production of export goods has been responsible for half of the growth in China’s carbon emissions. Most of these items are destined for the United States and other developed countries, meaning that, in effect, high-consumption industrialized nations have ‘off-shored’ a portion of their carbon footprints to the developing world.

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