Missed the climate memo

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China does not appear to have heard of the United Nations-led climate drama that has taken centre stage in Europe and North America recently.
Coal contributes more than 70 percent of China’s electricity. Last week its government approved two more coal mine projects costing $1.32 billion.
Nearing completion this month is the 1837km-long Menghua railway, connecting the coal mining areas in northern China with the industrial hub in Jiangxi Province, which will transport 200 million tonnes of coal annually.
Construction began on a Chinese-sponsored coal power plant in Turkey last month — at $1.7 billion it is China’s biggest ever direct investment in Turkey.
Strange how the UN turns a blind eye to China. Perhaps Greta Thunberg should pay the Chinese a visit.
Patrick Cooper
China does not appear to have heard of the United Nations-led climate drama that has taken centre stage in Europe and North America recently.
Coal contributes more than 70 percent of China’s electricity. Last week its government approved two more coal mine projects costing $1.32 billion.
Nearing completion this month is the 1837km-long Menghua railway, connecting the coal mining areas in northern China with the industrial hub in Jiangxi Province, which will transport 200 million tonnes of coal annually.
Construction began on a Chinese-sponsored coal power plant in Turkey last month — at $1.7 billion it is China’s biggest ever direct investment in Turkey.
Strange how the UN turns a blind eye to China. Perhaps Greta Thunberg should pay the Chinese a visit.
Patrick Cooper
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John Fricker - 15 days ago
China is the second largest economy in the world, it is considered an emerging economy and exempt from all this green stuff. They pollute to their hearts content, India is in the same boat.
If this nonsense continues China and India will become the world's biggest economies as they spew vast amounts of pollutants into the atmosphere unmolested.
Meanwhile, first-world economies sit back and self flagellate themselves into third world status in a modern-day homage to King Canute.

G R Webb - 14 days ago
Bob Hughes, too

Jeany - 13 days ago
And India

Bob Hughes - 6 days ago
And New Zealand tops China, India and almost all other large nations as per-capita emitters.

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