Hat tip, as is so often the case when I mention global warming, to Kerplunk.
Update: Chinese hold up index fingers and chant, We're Number 1!
China has overtaken the United States as the world's biggest producer of carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas, figures released today show...
The announcement comes as international negotiations to produce a new climate treaty to succeed the Kyoto protocol when it expires in 2012 are delicately poised. The US refused to ratify Kyoto partly because it made no demands on China, and one major sticking point of the new negotiations has been finding a way to include both nations, as well as other rapidly developing economies such as India and Brazil.