One-third of China's carbon emissions come from manufacturing electronics and other goods that are then exported worldwide, according to a July report in the journal Energy Policy.
The findings come from researchers led by Christopher Weber, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.
Researchers measured 1.7 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide resulting from China's exporting industries in 2005. That rose from 760 million tons in 2002 and from 230 million tons in 1987, based on an analysis of economic and emissions reports from China.
In that time, carbon emissions from making electronics … Read more