Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Get It Through Your Heads - The Chinese Don't Care About Global Warming

Remember all the gushing and hosannas over Obama putative visionary leadership and persuasiveness in getting a global warming climate change deal with China?

Of course, many of us knew at the time it was phony.  Like the Iran nuke deal, the China deal appears to be entirely phony and merely fodder for fawning domestic press.  The Chinese have no intention of abiding by such an agreement.  In fact they've been lying all along about the level of their emissions. 
China, the world’s largest carbon emitter, has been dramatically underreporting the amount of coal it consumes each year, it has been claimed ahead of key climate talks in Paris.
Official Chinese data, reported by the New York Times on Wednesday after being quietly released earlier this year, suggests China has been burning up to 17% more coal each year than previously disclosed by the government.
The revelation – which may mean China has emitted close to a billion additional tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year – could complicate the fight against global warming ahead of the United Nations climate change conference in Paris, which begins on 30 November.
Lesson that ought to be learned:  the Chinese will do what the hell they want to do, and you can't believe their representations.


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