Sunday, 3 May 2015

CHINA SAYS YES TO GREEN MONEY, NO TO GREEN ACTION

This piece from Jo Nova has a paragraph that sums up the Chinese attitude to climate change very nicely. Here it is:
 
In 2013 China and India had plans to add half a million megawatts of coal fired electricity each. Australia is the largest coal exporter in the world, but China digs up ten times more coal than we export, and when they run out that, they have 200 years of shale gas to use as well. To show us how serious they are they’ve bravely agreed to unenforceable long term climate commitments with no consequences. And to be on the safe side, their population projections show their emissions would peak in 2030 anyway, so they are promising nothing more than business-as-usual. The Chinese obviously don’t give a toss about their emissions, but they will put their hand up to say “thanks for the climate money”. Eighty percent of Chinese people were skeptical  in one Gallup International poll. Guess they aren’t as stupid as some others.

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