United States Ranks 28th on Environment:
Among other measures, the GHG per GDP was interesting: "The study shows that annual carbon dioxide emissions, measured as
metric tons per $1 million of gross domestic product, average about 363
. North Korea, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Mongolia rank
at the bottom of the scale, with amounts ranging from Mongolia's 1,992
tons to North Korea's 4,859 tons.
Carbon dioxide emissions from
nations with rapid economic expansion, like China and India, are more
than double the world average (731 tons and 621 tons, respectively).
The United States, at 171 tons per $1 million of gross domestic
product, ranks well behind some other nations in the Group of 8, the
major industrial powers - France (56), Japan (57), Germany (80) and
Britain (118) - but close to Canada (168), ahead of Australia (209) and
far ahead of Russia (914)." At today's $10-30 per metric ton, the global average "GDP tax" for GHG offsets would be under 1%, and the US under .5%. 3:41:19 PM