This week, researchers published results of their study on the amount of smog from China that reaches the U.S., in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences.
"On the other hand, because the Eastern United States has more population density, the authors, from a number of U.S. and Chinese universities, found that the outsourcing of manufacturing from the United States to China actually has an 'overall beneficial effect for the U.S. public health.'"
— Joshua Keating, Slate.com
"The world's richest countries are increasingly outsourcing their carbon pollution to China and other rising economies, according to a draft U.N. report.
"Outsourcing of emissions comes in the form of electronic devices such as smartphones, cheap clothes and other goods manufactured in China and other rising economies but consumed in the U.S. and Europe.
"A draft of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, obtained by the Guardian, says emissions of carbon dioxide and the other greenhouse gases warming the planet grew twice as fast in the first decade of the 21st century as they did during the previous three decades."
— Suzanne Goldenberg, http://www.TheGuardian.com