Giving emissions the chop

China, Iran, North Korea, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Syria, Bangladesh, Somalia … Anything missing from this list of fun destinations? Silly me, the USA, it comes after Yemen and before Saudi Arabia. These are Amnesty International’s top choppers – the world’s leading practitioners of execution in 2010.

But it gives hope for climate change policy. Some people propose an authoritarian approach for cutting emissions at the rate and in the amount needed.

We can be comfortable in the knowledge that when the authoritarian approach comes to cutting emissions, China, Saudi Arabia and the USA will be right up there among the leaders of the pack.

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