WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The Bush administration played down the U.S. contribution to world climate change on Friday and called for a “global discussion” after a U.N. report blamed humans for much of the warming over the past 50 years.
“We are a small contributor when you look at the rest of the world,” U.S. Energy Secretary Sam Bodman said of greenhouse gas emissions. “It’s really got to be a global discussion.”
The United States is responsible for one-quarter of the world’s emissions of carbon dioxide and uses one-quarter of the world’s crude oil.
A unilateral U.S. program to cut emissions might hurt the economy and send business overseas, Bodman said…. (full story)
Statistics from the CIA world fact book – US Population:
298,444,215 (July 2006 est.)
6,525,170,264 (July 2006 est.)
The United States has 4% of the Worlds population. Sam Bodman says that the US is a small contributor to the green house emission. But fact is that the US is responsible for 25% of all the emissions globally – WAKE UP BUSH – WAKE UP AMERICA – WAKE UP BODMAN….