These two posters by Amelia Roberts cleverly illustrates the complex nature of the question "Who's responsible for global warming?" With stickers adorning each poster that say "Made in China" and "Bought By Us" she points out that our culture of consumption makes us complicit in China's massive contribution to global warming.
As she explains on her site:
"The West blame China's carbon emissions as a main cause of Global Warming. Yet the West seem unaware that they are fueling China's industrial revolution."
The issue is "Imported Carbon," which is our portion of the carbon footprint of the products we import into the country. Trying to address carbon emissions by merely looking at the manufacturer completely ignores the role a consumer plays in the life of a product. If we expect to seriously address carbon emissions but continue at our current levels of consumption, it's a little bit like a crack addict continuing to smoke crack while admonishing the crack dealer for causing the decline in the neighbor hood... not the best approach.