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China urges relevant parties to fulfill commitment to Kyoto Protocol

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posted on Apr, 18 2010 @ 02:31 AM
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China urges relevant parties to fulfill commitment to Kyoto Protocol


www.china.org.cn

China on Tuesday urged all parties bound by the Kyoto Protocol to earnestly fulfill their commitment to the treaty, and criticized some developed countries' attempts to sideline or even abandon the existing protocol.

"It was obvious that some developed countries have tried to shirk from their responsibilities to cut emissions as they pushed to replace the Kyoto Protocol with a new agreement," said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu at a regular news briefing.
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posted on Apr, 18 2010 @ 02:31 AM
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What utter BS on China's part! Dictate to the rest of the world,(the developed world!) that it should adhere to the (rediculous) Kyoto Protocol, when, of course China exempts itself from participation! Hehe!
Hypocrisy at the highest level!

So China can continue to pollute in rather unbelievable ways while admonishing the developed countries that they (and not China) must... OMG!




www.china.org.cn
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Apr, 18 2010 @ 06:10 AM
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The US/West have exported our Pollution to China.
They were more than happy to accept.




posted on Apr, 18 2010 @ 08:12 AM
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From Wiki

The United States (U.S.), although a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol, has neither ratified nor withdrawn from the Protocol. The signature alone is merely symbolic, as the Kyoto Protocol is non-binding on the United States unless ratified.

The US has a federal objective to reduce its GHG intensity level by 18% on 2002 levels by 2012 (Stern, 2007, p. 456).[29] States have their own policies to cut emissions, including California, and states in the North-East and mid-Atlantic.

The North-East and Mid-Atlantic States are adhering to the new RGGI (Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative) policy.


Let them bark all they want, the USA has no intention to ratify the Kyoto Protocol. In fact our current energy policy has even stricter guides than were laid out in Japan... not because we suddenly decided to be responsible but because we still face a huge energy problem in our country... Not out of some sense of ecological conscious but knowledge of the time limit on peek oil, our country is making inroads on alt energy sources like solar and hybrid autos... China should be looking in their own back yard for the real global polluters

[edit on 18-4-2010 by DaddyBare]



posted on Apr, 18 2010 @ 12:09 PM
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Hmmmmm...


BEIJING — China has revealed its most ambitious measure of what explosive development has done to its environment, saying Tuesday its first national pollution census has mapped nearly 6 million sources of industrial, residential and agricultural waste.

The world's largest polluter also said its pollution levels might peak sooner than expected as China tries to balance economic and green concerns. (1)



posted on Apr, 18 2010 @ 12:17 PM
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I remember back in the BO (Before Obama) days the 'greenies' were all for the Kyoto Protocol, how it'll change and save the world, and how evil the U.S. was to not ratify it. What ever happened to that dream, and the promises the ratifying hero countries made to the world? They died, and the promises were broken. Tells you the value of promises made by those ratifying countries, doesn't it?



posted on Apr, 18 2010 @ 01:30 PM
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China should be looking in their own back yard for the real global polluters


Most of the world has signed the Kyoto Accords the notable exception is the US. So this article in the China press is a poke at the US. China is exempted from the Accords:

What is the Kyoto Protocol?


India and China, which have ratified the Kyoto protocol, are not obligated to reduce greenhouse gas production at the moment as they are developing countries; i.e. they weren't seen as the main culprits for emissions during the period of industrialization thought to be the cause for the global warming of today. This is a little odd given that China is about to overtake the USA in emissions, but take into account the major differences in population and that much of the production in these countries is fueled by demand from the West and influence from the West on their own culture. As a result of this loophole, the West has effectively outsourced much of its carbon emissions to China and India.


Should the US ever become a member, the US should and would probably apply heavy pressure to have China and India included in the agreements.



posted on Apr, 18 2010 @ 01:57 PM
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What ever happened to that dream, and the promises the ratifying hero countries made to the world? They died, and the promises were broken.


Why China resurfaces today with complaints about the US and the west not being fully committed to the Accords is puzzling. The only thought is that Obama and the Dems are going to try to pass some version of a Senate bill on Cap and Trade this next week and China is hoping for this to happen. A US further self limiting its industrial activity due to environmental legislation is just what China wants.

The need for Kyoto becomes more and more dubious every day.
Recently we learn the weather extremes, especially our cold winters are due less to industrial gasses and more dependent on solar activity:

Quiet sun puts Europe on Ice

So if the sun is more important than industrial gasses, what about volcanos?


The largest environmental disaster of the last 250 years was due, no less, to the eruption of the very same Icelandic fissure that is going off right now. 10,000 Europeans died and Europe was fumigated!

Volcanic Pollution: Impacts on ecosystems, environment and health

I suppose this will come up in the news soon but I couldn't find anything this AM!



posted on Apr, 18 2010 @ 11:27 PM
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Why China resurfaces today with complaints about the US and the west not being fully committed to the Accords is puzzling. The only thought is that Obama and the Dems are going to try to pass some version of a Senate bill on Cap and Trade this next week and China is hoping for this to happen.


Any thoughts?



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