January 28, 2013

China Demands U.S. Taxpayers Clean Up Its Air

Gordon Chang, Forbes

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The U.S. never ratified Kyoto because the Bush administration sensibly decided not to support any arrangement that did not include emission caps for developing nations like China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases. By now it’s clear that all countries will need to accept firm caps on emissions if there is to be a global climate pact. Will Beijing now drop its “knee-jerk” opposition to an enforceable emissions limit?

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TAGGED: Global Warming, Climate Change, Kyoto, Kyoto Protocol, United States, China


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