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Is China Responsible For Climate Change
Posted 02 September 2009 - 11:21 AM
The incomes of rural workers grew fairly quickly from 1949 to 1957. between 1958 and 1978, the average farmerís net income increased by 83 percent, an annual growth rate of 2.9 farmer. Since 1978, peasant income has soared as a result of new rural policies, such as the household contract responsibility system, diversification of the economy, and the development of rural enterprises. In addition, the state has raised the purchase prices of farm and sideline products substantially. According to statistics, the average per capita net income of rural residents rose from 113.6 yuan in 1978 to 2,210 yuan in 1999- an increase of 4.7 times after deducting price increases. Urban incomes have also risen because of more family members being employed, wage increases, and added income from labor insurance and welfare funds. The per-capita income that city dwellers could budget rose from 343.4 yuan in 1978 to 5,854 yuan in 1999, or an actual increase of 3.6 times after deducting price increase.
Now some groups or somebody, like Falun Gongís followers, are blaming china for global climate change. Obviously it is off the mark, as climate is affected by hundreds of years of human activity, not just a few decades.
As we know, Chinaís economy has been growing for only 30 years. So I donít believe a few years of fast economic growth from one country is responsible for climate change.Ē
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