Kina er den største udleder af CO2 og mængderne stiger hele tiden. Kina har 1.083 kulkraftværker, men lille Danmark skal gå forrest i kampen mod den såkaldte ‘klimakrise’.
Upon his inauguration, President Biden issued a flurry of executive orders related to climate change, including one designating climate change a national security threat, one rejoining the Paris Accord, another halting the Keystone XL pipeline and yet another freezing petroleum leases and permits on federal land for 60 days.
The primary security threat by this new climate-change name looks the same as the leading national security threat in traditional terms: China. The totalitarian Communist dictatorship is responsible for almost 30% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to the European Commission’s Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR).
China’s emissions are not only the world’s most, but they are increasing every year. U.S. emissions are about half as much and have been decreasing for over a decade. Half again lower is India, whose emissions account for about 7%.
The Administration should confront China on climate change and raise an international outcry about its renegade behavior.
Domestically and overseas, China continues to build noxious coal-fueled power plants. Meanwhile, fracking in the U.S. has generated increased supplies of natural gas, enabling the replacement of coal with natural gas plants which emit half the GHGs.
The Paris Accord serves as a fig leaf for China, allowing it to posture as climate-conscious, while doing the opposite. In 2015, China submitted a Nationally Determined Commitment (NDC) under the Paris Accord that made a mockery of the Accord. It committed to stop increasing its GHG emissions by 2030. In other words, China committed to worsen global climate conditions for fifteen years — with a decade now remaining.
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