Westerners like you and me are the alpha consumers of the global marketplace -- never in the world's history have humans ever had so much. Which sounds awesome, except we know now that everything we consume comes with the cost of the carbons emitted to produce it.
Now, if the world were fair, we'd be the ones eventually footing that bill. But you know what they say about life, and this vitally important map shows exactly how true that old saw is. The ones least responsible for climate change are also the ones who pay the most dearly.
In this excerpt form his new book "Cracking the Carbon Code: The Key to Sustainable Profits in the New Economy," author Terry Tamminen examines the state of carbon management and the companies that are taking advantage of this shift to a green economy or those being burned.
Europe committed today to a trillion-Euro transcontinental energy grid to reduce dependence on Mideast oil, strengthen energy supply resilience, and share energy more efficiently. But with a significant nuclear supply in the mix, it's not particularly green.