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Japan's greenhouse gas emissions lowest on record in FY2018

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That's one bit of good news at least

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But! Is it really good news? It may very well be the lowest on record, but it is still quite high by comparison.

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Good news.

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 It may very well be the lowest on record, but it is still quite high by comparison.

By comparison with what/who?

in 2017, Japan's emissions accounted for 2.99% of the global total.

High by comparison with countries like France (0.97%, running on nuclear) and Italy (0.93%), both with roughly half the population of Japan; but an also-ran with compared with the US (14.75%). On a per capital basis, if Japan were the size of the US its emissions would be in the region of 6.9%: If the US were the size of Japan, its emissions would be about 6.4%.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_greenhouse_gas_emissions

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just further indicator of economy in recess, horrible news

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It's good that it's going down, but it should be if the population is falling. As for comparisons with other countries, it's hard to know what to focus on. per capita? per unit GDP? per unit GDP from manufacturing? relative to HVAC needs? relative to transportation needs? relative to net exports?

From observation alone, it is clear that Japan could do much better.

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The only maths which matter is what is the total sum of stuff created and what can be done to keep reducing that sum.

The CO2 levels globally are at record levels.

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I don't believe it could happen the same to other potential countries, China, India, Russia, USA, Western European countries(?) most need those technical /engineering filtering Japan has and I don't think it is not only from the nuke plants, I'm sure.

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Gpod for Japan!

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It's good that it's going down, but it should be if the population is falling.

Has the population gone down 11.8 percent since 2013?

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