Monday, March 01, 2010

Well that basically makes it all rather academic

China's chief climate change negotiator rather makes everybody else redundent by announcing that China has no intention of hamstringing its economy due to the fashionable green whims of the West.
China "could not and should not" set an upper limit on greenhouse gas emissions at the current phase, said Su Wei, the chief negotiator of China for climate change talks in Copenhagen, at a meeting in Beijing on China's climate change policies in the post-Copenhagen era.

Su, who is also director of the department of combating climate change under the National Development and Reform Commission, said that China's greenhouse gas emissions have to grow correspondingly as the country still has a long way to go in improving people's livelihoods and eradicating poverty.

Adaption is ok though, mitigation is good.

Seems eminently sensible to me.


banned said...

And the walls come tumbling down but it is too late to stop the greenie dinosaurs crippling western economies.

Gawain Towler said...

Nope, I disagree, it is never too late. Difficult, yes. Bloody hard work,of course, but not too late

NickDavis said...

Reminds me of the whale on the beach. All the local worthies met to discuss how to help it back into the sea. Afterwards, while they gave self-congratulatory press interviews, the whale wasn't too impressed: 'i was on this beach, yeah, minding m' own business trying to evolve when I was pushed into the sea'.