Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Choking on Growth

For all the flak that China is getting about ravaging its environment in the name of growth, when adjusted for purchasing power parity, it's economy is remarkably efficient in terms of carbon emissions per dollar of GDP. Almost as efficient as the US. The key phrase in that sentence is, of course, "when adjusted for purchasing power parity."

This and some other interesting graphics were on the sidebar of the very same NY Times article describing the terrible pollution problems the country has been having.


  1. What does "adjusted for purchasing power parity" mean?

  2. Laura, I have Google. So do you. Don't be lazy.