(... thanks to Oliver Marinur https://plus.google.com/u/0/107406362655011292240/posts for bringing this to our attention.)
... perhaps? Crick himself thought it possible, and Fermi's Paradox might be explained by our watery blu planet being one of a only a few to have arrived at the technological state we have ... ?
... this is not good news ... but hopefully it will not be the final outcome.
The Chinese have overtaken the Germans who remain (just) ahead of the USA.
What bodes well is that China has a carbon footprint that is relatively low - 69th in 2009.
China is predisposed to Utilitarian Green - Green because it works!
As China continues rising so too (some would say ironically) will Green through its utilitarian cost/benefit ratios.
... the Era of Death and Destruction unleashed by Oil (mainly) and Coal (partially) is coming to an end!
So too is OPEC's stranglehold on the world, its ability to hold everyone over their barrel of oils.
About time too ... the writing is on the wall, especially for the Oil Slave Masters.