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Fight Climate Change: China The Example To Us All

by | 12th, December 2008

CLIMATE change. Global warming. Global cooling. Jeez. Can we all just at least agree on what to call it:

Reports the New York Times:

China has clearly overtaken the United States as the world’s leading emitter of carbon dioxide, the main heat-trapping gas produced by human activity …

Reports the Chinese news agency Xinhua:

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday described China as an example in fighting climate change at a meeting with the head of the Chinese delegation to UN climate talks here.

An example. Not a very good one, but an example…

Following what have apparently been strenuous talks, the 27 EU nations that have just agreed an energy and climate package in Brussels are still intending to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20% from 1990 levels by 2020…

As Mr Barroso put it, in a play on Barack Obama’s campaign mantra: “The EU’s message to global partners is ‘y‎es you can’.”

And if you can’t we can trade carbon so that you can…

Image from Mudanjiang Snow Castle festival. Brrrr!

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