why arent liberals going after china , they are worse on global warming

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    actsnoblemartin I love Andrea & April

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    They are polluting the planet at a rate equal to or greater then the u.s. but I dont hear the u.s. media or any liberals going after them.

    http://itsgettinghotinhere.org/2007...es-as-largest-annual-global-warming-polluter/

    This article is from the gaurdian uk

    Eye On China: China Passes United States as Largest Annual Global Warming Polluter

    Published by jessejenkins, June 22nd, 2007 global warming , United States , Asia

    China’s annual greenhouse gas emissions seem to have passed the United States’. The U.S. will long remain largest cumulative contributor to global warming though.

    China has overtaken the United States as the world’s biggest producer of carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas, according to this Guardian (UK) article.

    The Guardian writes:

    The 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 [see previous post].

    But according to the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, soaring demand for coal to generate electricity and a surge in cement production have helped to push China’s recorded emissions for 2006 beyond those from the US already. It says China produced 6,200m tonnes of CO2 last year, compared with 5,800m tonnes from the US. Britain produced about 600m tonnes.

    If China has now passed the United States as the largest annual global warming polluter, it does nothing to absolve the United States of the moral and pragmatic responsibility to act swiftly and decisively to rein in our greenhouse gas emissions.

    We in the U.S. will still be the second largest global warming polluter in the world, not exactly a comfortable position; and we will long remain the largest single contributor to climate change, as cumulative greenhouse gas emissions drive climate change, not annual emissions, and we will long remain the largest cumulative emitter.

    To me, China’s now larger role in global CO2 emissions simply highlights the urgency of taking a leadership position in the United States - enacting real reforms to rein in our greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and do our share to solve this global crisis - so that we may turn to addressing the global community, particularly China and India, in a global solution.

    Contrary to President Bush’s usual line of argument, pointing at China’s growing emissions does nothing to absolve the United States of it’s responsibility act to solve the climate crisis; rather it points to the urgent need to both enact smart domestic policies and lead a global response to this global crisis, and time is clearly running out.

    As James Hansen (among other reputable climate scientists) has repeatedly warned (see here for the latest example), the Earth stands perilously close to tipping points that could send the climate crisis spinning beyond our control. For now, for better or for worse, humans and their activities are solidly in the driver’s seat of the global climate. But perhaps as little as 5 or 10 years of continued business-as-usual could push the climate crisis beyond our ability to change course - we’ll be rudely kicked out of the driver’s seat before we can turn this car around
     
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    They hate Amercia more
     
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    You aren't looking hard enough.

    Besides the fact that considering we have been condemning China for years for its atrocious record on human rights, I don't think trying to get them on global warming will do much...in fact it hasn't.

    Besides the fact that the US puts out vastly more pollutants per person than China does. They are just now passing us...and they have 3 times the people that we do.
     
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    You have an excellent point, I just think we should still protest them, as the evil government that they are.

     
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    To the enviro wackos, America is to blame for everything. We are the economic superpower, and the myth of global waming is an excuse used to attack capitalism
     
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    Right.

    Yellows polluting = so what

    Whites polluting = evil
     
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    Libs never miss a chance to shit on their own country
     
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    but what is a yellow?
     
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    the streak running down the backs of liberals?
     
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    He is making a slur against Asians
     

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