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Chinese FM spokesman: Japan's emission cut plan fails

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posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 11:53 AM
OK hold the phone...

Hold the phone!

Am I reading this correctly? China of all countries is calling Japans curbing of their pollution failing? I mean maybe they haven't met their complete obligations at least they have made progress while China has officially reached the worlds largest polluter status and their economy really hasn't started to grow yet.

Oh I cant wait for the day when all 1.6 billion Chinese reach an American standard of living.

Japan's emission cut plan fails int'l expectations: Chinese FM spokesman

BEIJING, June 11 (Xinhua) -- China said on Thursday Japan's announcement of a 15 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions falls short of international expectations to tackle climate change.

"The new target equates to only a two percent advance from Japan's previous pledge in the first commitment period," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said at a routine press conference.

This is simply the Pot calling the Kettle black IMO.

China overtakes US as world's biggest CO2 emitter

China has overtaken the United States as the world's biggest producer of carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas, figures released today show.

The surprising announcement will increase anxiety about China's growing role in driving man-made global warming and will pile pressure onto world politicians to agree a new global agreement on climate change that includes the booming Chinese economy. China's emissions had not been expected to overtake those from the US, formerly the world's biggest polluter, for several years, although some reports predicted it could happen as early as next year.

[edit on 11-6-2009 by SLAYER69]

posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 01:50 PM
No replies. Yeah go figure.
On small shameless bump then off into the Abyss.

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