Friday, December 07, 2007

Global Warming Is Not Our Problem Says China

It's America's job to deal with it. AP reports that "Su Wei, a top climate expert for China's government attending the U.N. Climate Change Conference, said the job belongs to the wealthy. He said it was unfair to ask developing nations to accept binding emissions cuts and other restrictions being pushed for already industrialized states."

He said the United States and its fellow industrial nations have long spewed greenhouse gases into the atmosphere while newly emerging economies have done so for only a few decades. "China is in the process of industrialization and there is a need for economic growth to meet the basic needs of the people and fight against poverty," Su said. ...

Environmental activists, meanwhile, labeled the United States and Saudi Arabia the worst "climate sinners," accusing them of having inadequate polices for climate problems while letting greenhouse gas emissions rise. But the activists also said no country is doing enough. ...

Beijing was long accused by environmentalists of evading the issue of global warming, but it is drawing praise for a new attitude at Bali even though China still relies heavily on dirty, outdated coal-burning techniques and is home to 20 of the world's 30 most polluted cities.

The UN is the hangout of the corrupt Third World elites and NGOs. Whenever something appeals to the Third World elites who typically never have the welfare of their own people in mind, except as the accidental byproduct of their own enrichment, I tend to regard it with suspicion.

Australia was listed as third-worst offender, but with a caveat: It could rise to No. 20 on the list if new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd follows through with promises to reduce emissions after signing the Kyoto Protocol this week. "Australia will have to live up to their talk," said Matthias Duwe of Climate Action Network-Europe, which released the list.

Why have things come to the point where the most stable and prosperous democracies in history must vie for the approval and acclamation of the Chinese bureaucrats and self-appointed nongovernment organization inspectors? It is in part because Western "intellectuals" who should know better have submitted the moral judgment of the relative best to the absolute worst.


Blogger NahnCee said...

How many decades has Russia been developing now, spewing out filth not to mention little things like Chernobyl. Russia and China make good partners in handing off the tough issues to America, like a bought-off brain-dead wrestling tag team.

12/07/2007 04:20:00 PM  
Blogger jj mollo said...

We've also developed the technology to make it easier for those who follow. China basically started with a clean slate, like Japan after the War. They should have taken their opportunity to pursue cleaner methods and greater efficiency. On the contrary, though, they are providing an outrageous subsidy for gasoline, burning dirty coal as fast as they can, neglecting coal mine fires and discouraging bicycles where they used to reign supreme. We should have walked out right after that speech.

12/07/2007 04:38:00 PM  
Blogger Tamquam Leo Rugiens said...

I heard that Rudd made signing the Kyoto Accords a top priority of his government. Until the utility companies pointed out that they would have to increase costs to consumers by 40% to comply. Silence ensued.

12/07/2007 04:49:00 PM  
Blogger Wretchard said...

It's fortunate that Kevin Rudd signed on to the Kyoto Protocol first thing. Now he's linked his government inextricably with this thing; and he will be glad of its company in future years the way a man who is handcuffed to a corpse is happy with his companion.

12/07/2007 05:03:00 PM  
Blogger NahnCee said...

All Rudd has to do to get out from under his unfortunate lapse is the same thing the UN and the Middle East countries do: assign a commission to study the problem and how best to implement it. Of course, first you need a commission to decide who will be on the commission, and before that you need to figure out where the commission will meet, who will pay for it, and how big their table should be.

I'm quite sure that even the most backward Western diplomat can match the UN in stringing things out until he's safely out of office.

12/07/2007 06:07:00 PM  
Blogger Zenster said...

nahncee: Of course, first you need a commission to decide who will be on the commission, and before that you need to figure out where the commission will meet, who will pay for it, and how big their table should be.

But ... but ... you omitted a commission to determine the table's shape and another to pick out the four star catering menu. Those are standard diplomatic operating procedures, aren't they?

12/08/2007 09:35:00 AM  
Blogger NahnCee said...

But of course. Silly me.

The meetings should be catered by the French, of course, which means a commission needs to be set up in France itself composed of the same partners as are responsible for the Airbus program to determine who the best French chefs are to provide said catering.

Perhaps the French catering commission can all fly to Bali a couple of times to deliberate their choices.

12/08/2007 10:09:00 AM  
Blogger Mac said...

See - it's all Bush's fault.
If he had just signed the Kyoto Treaty this wouldn't have happened....

Oh? The Kyoto Treaty EXEMPTED China from pollution controls? China is now the largest polluter in the world?

But, but, but,.......I blame Bush!

12/09/2007 05:20:00 AM  
Blogger BHUVAN CHAND JUYAL said...

I have a blog containing good information on global warming. Ozone has doubled since the mid-19th century due to chemical emissions from vehicles, industrial processes and the burning of forests, the British climate researchers wrote. Carbon dioxide has also risen over that period. History of global warming is very deep since 1850.

12/10/2007 03:14:00 AM  
Blogger Peter Grynch said...

BHUVAN CHAND JUYAL, I'm sure you are sincere in your belief, but that doesn't make you right. The fact is, CO2 levels increase AS A CONSEQUENCE of warming, not as a cause of warming. The Earth has been warming since we exitted the Little Ice Age, but to believe it is caused by manmade CO2 emmisions is wild speculation.

Did you know that arctic ice caps have refrozen to within 1% of their long term average? At the same time, Antarctic ice levels are aproaching record levels.

Based on sunspot activity, we are far more likely to see the start of a new iceage then the type of catastrophe Al Gore gets paid $6000 per minute to opine about.

For over 15 years, Al Gore has painstakingly ravaged all non-anthropogenic (NA) climate change theories (solar, cosmic, volcanic, etc) along with those scientists advancing them. During that same period, he has helped craft a worldwide global warming orthodoxy which holds the misdeeds of homo sapiens sacrosanct to its dogma and has pulverized anyone in its self-righteous path "without regard to the evidence, the facts, or the public interest."

Did you know the polar ice caps on Mars are melting? Please explain how my driving an SUV is causing that.

12/10/2007 04:42:00 PM  

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