the sins of china

the sins of china

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mafia chief

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"Activists spanning over 150 countries participated in the global climate strike Friday, but activists in China — the world’s leading greenhouse gas emitter — were noticeably silent as protests were not authorized in the country, according to reports."

and did you know that most of the plastic in the ocean comes from asia and africa !

King David

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@mister-moggy said
"Activists spanning over 150 countries participated in the global climate strike Friday, but activists in China — the world’s leading greenhouse gas emitter — were noticeably silent as protests were not authorized in the country, according to reports."

and did you know that most of the plastic in the ocean comes from asia and africa !
and did you know that most of the plastic in the ocean comes from asia and africa !
And did you know that the USA and Canada have been selling their garbage plastic to China and Asia for decades; knowing full-well that they were dumping much of it in the Asian oceans?! However, not any longer; China has sent several ships back to America with their plastic trash and other trash refusing to buy it any longer.
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/03/china-has-stopped-accepting-our-trash/584131/
No doubt this was the reason Trump wanted to buy Greenland; To make it the trash dump of the USA and the world.

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This is true. Fortunately China has been investing heavily in renewable energy.

“No country has put itself in a better position to become the world’s renewable energy superpower than China,” says the report, which was issued by the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation – a group chaired by a former president of Iceland, Olafur Grimsson.


https://www.forbes.com/sites/dominicdudley/2019/01/11/china-renewable-energy-superpower/#72a4d432745a

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Yes. But their protesters were silenced.

Hell, with their abundent use of facial recognition and banning people from cities for jay-walking... no bloody wonder.

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Decades of rapid economic growth have dramatically expanded China’s energy needs. China is now the world’s largest consumer of energy, the largest producer and consumer of coal, and the largest emitter of carbon dioxide.

Over the last half century, China’s large manufacturing-based economy has primarily been fueled by coal. From 1990 to 2015, China increased its coal consumption from 1.05 billion tons to 3.97 billion tons. In 2016, coal made up 62 percent of China’s energy use. Since 2011, China has consumed more coal than the rest of the world combined.

In 2015, most of China’s energy and coal use came from the industrial sector, with 67.9 percent of the country’s energy use and 54.2 percent of its coal use due to manufacturing, agriculture, and construction. An additional 41.8 percent of China’s coal consumption came from power production activities.

China’s dependence on coal for industrial power generation has significantly contributed to urban air pollution. According to World Bank data, in 2014, 71 percent of China’s emissions came from coal, compared to just 31 percent in the United States and 33 percent in the European Union.

https://chinapower.csis.org/energy-footprint/

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Perhaps you overlooked this sentence:

'China has consumed more coal than the rest of the world combined.'


(Air pollution from coal-fired power plants is linked with asthma, cancer, heart and lung ailments, neurological problems, acid rain, global warming, and other severe environmental and public health impacts).

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@ghost-of-a-duke said
Perhaps you overlooked this sentence:

'China has consumed more coal than the rest of the world combined.'


(Air pollution from coal-fired power plants is linked with asthma, cancer, heart and lung ailments, neurological problems, acid rain, global warming, and other severe environmental and public health impacts).
In the USA> https://www.power-eng.com/1995/01/01/scrubber-myths-and-realities/

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Richer countries (GDP per capita) could help poorer countries gradually move away from coal by offering financial incentives.


Perhaps, but I suggest this should be done very carefully. Offering financial incentives is a fine idea, as long as the money is applied to the intended areas, and doesn't disappear into the coffers of an offshore shell corporation controlled by the head of the poorer country - which has happened on numerous occasions.

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@mister-moggy

US with about 4.5% of the world’s population uses about 25% of the world’s fossil fuel resources.
Perhaps someone can give the orange man a gentle nudge in the ribs the next time he blathers on about America being treated unfairly.