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China has 19% of the world’s population, but consumes ...

53% of the world's cement
48% of the world's iron ore
47% of the world's coal
... and the majority of just about every other major commodity.

In 2010, China produced 11 times more steel than the United States.

New World Record:
China made and sold 18 million vehicles in 2010.
There are more pigs in China than in the next 43 pork producing nations combined
China currently has the world’s fastest train and the world’s largest high-speed rail network.
China is currently The number one producer in the world of wind and solar power, but doesn’t use it themselves (I wonder why)?

While they manufacture 80% of the world’s solar panels, they install less than 5% and build a new coal fired
power station every week.In one year
they turn on more new coal powered electricity than Australia's total output.

China currently
controls more than 90% of the total global supply of rare
earth elements.
In the past 15 years,
China has moved
from 14th place to 2nd place in the world in published
scientific research articles.
China now possesses the fastest supercomputer on the entire globe.
At the end of March 2011,

China accumulated

US$3.04 trillion in foreign currency reserves --the largest stockpile on the entire globe.
Chinese people consume 50,000 cigarettes every second …
They are already the largest carbon dioxide emitter and their output will
rise 70% by 2020.
And we think we're
saving the planet?!
It will not make one iota of difference what we do in Australia, Canada,
the United States or anywhere else in the world; for
that matter, all the politicians are doing is
increasing our cost of living and making our
manufacturers uncompetitive in the world market, with their idiotic carbon tax,
when countries like China are growing and consuming at these
extraordinary rates.
Durry has 59% of the world's stupid.
That the same coal we are trying to not use?? That seems to leave 2 options open.
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Durry has 59% of the world's stupid.

That leaves you with 41%. Any idea how sad it is to be the one that comes in 2nd in that 'race'. I doubt they are aware that which only adds to the sadness really.