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Monday, January 8, 2007
CO2 Emissions: 1st World vs. 3rd World
A new Climate Calendar published by the World Development Movement shows that by the end of the day on January 8, 2007, the average person in Britain will have already produced the same amount that the average person in the world's poorest countries will produce all year. While first world nations like Britain and the United States produce the vast majority of greenhouse gases that cause global climate change, those in the poorest nations suffer the most from the effects, such as drought, flooding, disease and starvation.