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

By Leon Kolankiewicz and Bryan Griffith on August 13, 2008

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The findings of a new 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.