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China's new coal-fired power in 2020 was three times the rest of the world combined

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posted on Feb, 3 2021 @ 09:15 PM
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And get ready for more -- much more. Under the terms of the wonderful Paris Agreement, China doesn't even have to start reducing its greenhouse gas emissions until 2030. Oddly, the United States' emissions declined during the evil Trump administration.


China approved the construction of a further 36.9 GW of coal-fired capacity last year, three times more than a year earlier, bringing the total under construction to 88.1 GW. It now has 247 GW of coal power under development, enough to supply the whole of Germany.


www.reuters.com...


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posted on Feb, 3 2021 @ 09:20 PM
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a reply to: Scapegrace

Well it's the easiest way to level the economic playing field. It's like running a hundred meter dash with a ball and chain on the USA Olympian while the China Olympian gets a 20 meter head start.

It's pretty clear that the goal is to bring the USA down to third world status while making the CCP the worlds superpower without a single bomb being dropped.



posted on Feb, 3 2021 @ 09:25 PM
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a reply to: Scapegrace
But but but coal is the dirty dirty....
Other countries would never do this right....
The paris toilet papers says they won't.



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posted on Feb, 3 2021 @ 09:28 PM
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And China is the World's #1 producer of materials for anti-greenhouse gas re-new-able energy components !!!

roflmao ☠️



posted on Feb, 3 2021 @ 09:29 PM
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How big an Army would it take to stop China with this blatant pollution ?? ☠️



posted on Feb, 3 2021 @ 09:47 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen
You can bet there won't be an army of liberals protesting this assault on our climate, the one we all share. You won't hear St. Greta complaining, even though China emits 27-30 percent of all anthropogenic greenhouse gases according to every report I've seen. Kerry said the USA emits 10 percent, although every report I've seen says it's 14-15 percent. As Kerry admitted, shockingly honest for a change, the United States could halt all of its emissions and it wouldn't make much of a difference. India is also free to pollute to its heart's content until 2030 according to the Paris Agreement. China and India combined account for at least 36 percent of all emissions. Yippee!



posted on Feb, 3 2021 @ 11:19 PM
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Do we (usa) wont to be like china though?



posted on Feb, 3 2021 @ 11:25 PM
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2030 you say? Shouldn’t there be ample time for the takeover of the US by CCP and proxies by then?




posted on Feb, 4 2021 @ 12:34 AM
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a reply to: scraedtosleep
No, we don't want an Asian brown cloud of our own, nor do we want the existing Asian brown cloud to grow worse. Obvously, China and India's hideous air pollution affects us, too.

en.wikipedia.org...

I read somewhere that the cheap, plentiful natural gas made available from fracking is one of the main reasons our emissions have declined over the last five years. Utilities found it was cheaper to switch to natural gas-fired plants, which are also much cleaner than coal-fired plants.

But the new administration seems determined to destroy the fracking industry along with the fossil fuels industry in general. Fracking, which has its flaws, just like wind and solar power, has made us largely independent from Persian Gulf oil. It has saved Americans a lot of money in lower gasoline prices and home heating bills (both electric and natural gas heating). It also employs a lot of people both directly and indirectly.


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posted on Feb, 4 2021 @ 06:51 AM
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a reply to: Scapegrace

If you listen to the opening speech in Davos with Xi Jinping, he paints such a rosy picture, meanwhile ...




posted on Feb, 4 2021 @ 07:30 AM
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a reply to: Scapegrace

Isn't China currently under some kind of sanctions that restricts its ability to import things for nuclear and solar power?

Like advanced semi conductors and stuff?



posted on Feb, 4 2021 @ 07:32 AM
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Anyone with a brain knows the climate agreements are complete BS.

Sadly, that doesn't include any liberals.



posted on Feb, 4 2021 @ 07:39 AM
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a reply to: Scapegrace

From memory and this was a couple years ago only, the Chinese were opening 2 - 3 new coal fired power stations every week and the main importers fueling this were China fulfills its demand for coal by purchasing it from regional neighbors. In 2017, its coal imports primarily came from Australia (79.9 million tons), Indonesia (35.2 million tons), Mongolia (33.5 million tons), and Russia (25.3 million tons). (2017 figs).



posted on Feb, 4 2021 @ 08:39 AM
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"a reply to: AaarghZombies"Isn't China currently under some kind of sanctions that restricts its ability to import things for nuclear and solar power?

"Like advanced semi conductors and stuff?"

Below is what I found re: nuclear power tech transfer after a quick search. I don't know about solar power and semiconductor tech transfer, although I assume any tech with dual-use potential, i.e., that can be used for both civilian and defense purposes, is verboten. But then again, Google opened an artificial intelligence research center in China after refusing to work with the U.S Department of Defense.


From Wikipedia article re: the ACP100 small modular reactor: In August 2020, the United States Department of Defense published the names of companies linked to the People's Liberation Army operating directly or indirectly in the United States. CNNC and CNECC were included on the list.[35][36] In November 2020, Donald Trump issued an executive order prohibiting any American company or individual from owning shares in companies that the United States Department of Defense has listed as having links to the People's Liberation Army, which included the two companies above.



Excerpt from Wikipedia article re: TerraPower reactor (Bill Gates): In September 2015, TerraPower signed an agreement with the state-owned China National Nuclear Corporation to build a prototype 600 MWe reactor unit at Xiapu in Fujian province, China from 2018 to 2025.[2] Commercial power plants, generating about 1150 MWe, were planned for the late 2020s.[3] However, in January 2019 it was announced that the project had been abandoned due to technology transfer limitations placed by the Trump administration.



posted on Feb, 4 2021 @ 10:35 AM
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a reply to: Scapegrace

This is why the Paris Agreement is such a joke. Even if countries hit their goals, the net result with China, India and the rest will be an increase in CO2 overall output.

China must laugh at how easy they manipulate things to their advantage with the world helping them do it.



posted on Feb, 4 2021 @ 11:09 AM
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a reply to: panoz77

Im not against clean-coal but China has absolutely no concern for the environment. I think that plays a big role.



posted on Feb, 4 2021 @ 01:50 PM
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China should be appointed as the head of the UN “Climate Change Committee”. Isn’t that how it’s done nowadays?

🤔🙄



posted on Feb, 4 2021 @ 02:44 PM
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a reply to: pavil



China must laugh at how easy they manipulate things to their advantage with the world helping them do it.


That's one of the advantages of having a tyrannical regime that lies and cheats as a matter of course and must be obeyed by its citizens. It can get things done very fast and efficiently compared to democratic nations, although the decision makers often make poor decisions for lack of public input and checks and balances.

Apparenty, a growing number of First World citizens want China to supplant America as the most influential nation. I can't even begin to understand such foolishness. The communists ruling China have never been trustworthy, and they never will be. They don't give a damn about any other nation's best interests; they don't play fair.

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posted on Feb, 4 2021 @ 02:58 PM
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China should be appointed as the head of the UN “Climate Change Committee”. Isn’t that how it’s done nowadays?


LOL, so true. The UN Human Rights Council members for 2021-2023 include China, Pakistan, Russia, Cuba, Sudan and Venezuela. All renowned for their rigorous adherence to human rights. Ain't this a wunnerful world we live in?
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