China, U.S. fight over nothing; reach impasse
Posted by danishova on June 10, 2009
Oh what a tangled web the Global Warming alarmists weave over a non-existent problem. F/T reports:
China and the US failed to achieve a breakthrough at their latest round of climate talks on Wednesday raising the stakes in the global effort to fight world climate change.
The two countries responsible for 40 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions ended three days of negotiations in Beijing…
But the two countries’ positions on what they could and should contribute show an almost ideological divide which observers say carries the risk of antagonising the rest of the world along the lines of developing and developed nations…
Not to mention antagonizing Americans who will vote the people responsible for this travesty out of office, should it come to pass.
Meanwhile, China has raised the stakes by demanding that rich countries should in future commit to cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent by 2020 from 1990 levels – the upper end of the range that Beijing has named for years – and be required to pay 0.5 to 1 per cent of their annual economic worth to help pay for carbon emission reduction schemes in poorer nations including China.
Everybody’s looking for reparations. As for being a “rich country” at the rate things are going with Obamanomics, the U.S. won’t even make the list.
“I think it is perfectly fair for China and other developing countries to hold their stand in this issue,” said Lin Erda, a senior scientist at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. He added: “Now cutting 40 per cent by 2020 is just one goal. We also expect an 80 per cent cut by 2050.”
Good luck with that!
China’s comparatively hard stance is not directed at the US alone. Yu Qingtai, Beijing’s climate envoy, criticised Japan’s target to cut its emissions by 15 per cent below 2005 levels by 2020 as too little.
“It would be much below what Japan as a [developed] country would need to do to meet its obligations,” Mr Yu told Reuters in Bonn. “Developing countries are victims of global warming created by many years of cumulative emissions by the developed countries in their process of industrialisation.” But given the weight China and the US carry, this was exactly the wrong message, said a diplomat. “You couldn’t expect that much, given that these were the first such US-China talks on climate change,” he said.
Waaah. Everyone’s a victim. But hey, we’ll be happy to take our I.M.F. dollars back, along with everything else we do to raise the standard of living of these ungrateful whiners.
Heartache. Prospects for passing CO2 hoax dim as China refuses to get on board.