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Global Warming? What about China?
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Let's accept, arguendo (and for the purposes of this post), that the "Global Warming"TM crowd is right and it is all man's fault for the amount of CO2 going into the atmosphere and warming us up.

And lets propose that we, the US and Europe decide we must "do our duty" and drastically cut back on CO2 emissions.

What good would it do in reality? Well probably not much. It would certainly cause a great deal of economic hardship, but unless everyone everywhere were involved in the same sort of effort, would it in fact be that effective in stopping CO2 emissions?

The answer is no. And the reason is China, who has already said it has no interest in such efforts. In fact Chinese officialdom has studiously ignored the subject. It rates only faint mention in the government media organs and there is simply no identifiable movement afoot which addresses this possible crisis.

So how much does (or will) China be contributing to such emissions? A lot. And pictures are worth a thousand words in this particular instance (from the San Francisco Chronicle).

First the total increase in emissions from China over the last 5 years compared to that of the "West":

Next, what that means in the very near future. China will soon pass the US as the major emitter of CO2 and that curve you see will continue to rise as the first chart suggests:

And, as you can see, to a much lesser extent, India's output is on the rise as well. The bottom line is China is the 800 pound gorilla in the AGW tent. China isn't listening and does't appear to be willing to cut its output.

What's the answer "Global Warming"TM crowd? What's your plan on getting China (and India) to go along with whatever plan you think is necessary to halt or reverse warming? Because, as is obvious, unless you can, it appears the efforts of other countries to do so may be a wasted effort.
 
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What’s the answer "Global Warming"TM crowd? What’s your plan on getting China (and India) to go along with whatever plan you think is necessary to halt or reverse warming? Because, as is obvious, unless you can, it appears the efforts of other countries to do so may be a wasted effort
It’s the same answer that you’d have gotten from the mindless sheep who used to run around yelling "free Tibet". There is no answer. But it makes them feel better and more socially aware to run around yelling slogans.
 
Written By: shark
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Leftists aren’t concerned with forcing Communists to change their behavior and radically alter their economies. That privelege is reserved for free Western economies.
 
Written By: the wolf
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Gosh, you’re right. We should sit on our hands and do nothing. Much better that way.
 
Written By: Aaron Harnly
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But it makes them feel better
and it will make them feel better to savage our economy on the premise that ’someone’ should do something, and we’ll have to lead by example, and....

All of which is so much Neville Chamberlin style thinking.

heh heh - and see....right there, before I could even post this, the first one arrives as I predicted.
 
Written By: looker
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Gosh, you’re right. We should sit on our hands and do nothing. Much better that way.
If sitting on our hands and crippling our economy will have the same result on Global Warming, then sitting on our hands is the better choice.


 
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Dang guys, you must have missed it when Scott Erb provided the answer.
 
Written By: Don
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Gosh, you’re right. We should sit on our hands and do nothing. Much better that way.
At least your hands would keep your brain warn if nothing else.
 
Written By: capt joe
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