But they are, when its typically measured per capita.
uziq wrote:over-populated countries aren't 'allowed' to emit more? where's the permission, exactly?
There's no pressure to depopulate, there's some pressure to limit population given we have notional reduction targets based on current levels.
Still, this basically sets in stone acceptance of current unbalanced population levels, and 'developing' countries, of which China is supposedly one, are allowed to increase their emissions to per capita parity with developed nations with no check on population.
Again, China is allowed to emit 20 times what Australia emits, and is allowed to increase their population and per capita emissions, while Australia is expected to dramatically cut their total emissions (and are doing so).
It makes no sense at all and makes climate armageddon more than inevitable.