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Sunday, 17th August 2008

Immigration to the United States and World-Wide Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Immigration to the United States and World-Wide Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Source: Center for Immigration Studies

The findings of this study indicate that future levels of immigration will have a significant impact on efforts to reduce global CO2 emissions. Immigration to the United States significantly increases world-wide CO2 emissions because it transfers population from lower-polluting parts of the world to the United States, which is a higher-polluting country. On average immigrants increase their emissions four-fold by coming to America.


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