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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:25 PM
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China Poised to Lead on Climate Change

(AP) As the United States lags on climate legislation, the U.N. climate chief says China is poised to join the European Union in claiming "front-runner" status among nations battling climate change.

Yvo de Boer said in an Associated Press interview Monday that China is leaping ahead of the United States with domestic plans for more energy efficiency, renewable sources of power, cuts in vehicle pollution and closures of dirty plants.

"China and India have announced very ambitious national climate change plans. In the case of China, so ambitious that it could well become the front-runner in the fight to address climate change," de Boer said. "The big question mark is the U.S."

He spoke on the eve of a U.N. summit of 100 world leaders intended to rally momentum for crafting a new global climate pact at Copenhagen, Denmark in December. President Bush had rejected the 1997 Kyoto Protocol for cutting global emissions of warming gases based on its exclusion of major developing nations like China and India.

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obliviously Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:26 PM
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1. Of course they are.
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Beer on a stick Donating Member (421 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:31 PM
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2. Given their horrendous record, problems and corruption, I'd say no.
Seeing is believing, and I have have zero reason to believe either the UN or, and especially, the Chinese gov't.
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TxRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:42 PM
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3. No doubt
China has been putting up a new coal plant per week for a long time.

Soot and sulphur ash from China had been seen on the west coast of the U.S.

They passed us up as the #1 CO2 producer back in '07.
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