I rolled the dice and answered this (not-super-great) question relating to CO2 emissions, and my answer is now sitting at +131:
It hit the HNQ list, and as a result generated lots of comments, which have gone through a few rounds of clean-up (thanks @Oddthinking for the vigilance there!).
However, a consistent theme has arisen in the comments, encapsulated by this one, currently at +80:
If a person in the US buys something made in china [sic], which line on the chart gets bumped up, if any?
I found a good resource (see this page from Our World in Data on consumption-based CO2 emissions) to address these comments, but I'm reluctant to edit the question at this point for a few reasons:
- Consumption-based emissions is relevant to the topic, but not really addressed by the question or the claim it asks about
- Lots of people voted on the answer "as-is." Does adding this significant piece of info invalidate their votes?
I poked around on [metase], but didn't find anything addressing this concern.