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    China now burns half the world's coal.

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    papa_umau
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    China now burns half the world's coal.

    Post by papa_umau on Wed 11 Nov 2015, 11:19 am

    China now burns half of the world's coal, according to newly-released data that appears to correct previous government estimates.

    This latest data shows that China has been burning up to 17 percent more coal annually than its government previously reported.

    That means China may have also released almost a billion more tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere per year for the past few years.

    I found this in my daily Green-car report newsletter HERE




    When we read this we cannot stop thinking that our efforts in the modern West to try to cut down on polluting the atmosphere seems totally ineffectual.

    This actually makes me VERY angry ! Mad

    What do you good people think of this ?


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    Re: China now burns half the world's coal.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 12 Nov 2015, 11:53 am

    Both China and India seem to not care about the international pollution actions. I do not know if they have even signed the Kyoto Protocol Agreement.

    Who is going to make them deliver these environmental agreements if they choose not to obey ?
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    Re: China now burns half the world's coal.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 13 Nov 2015, 12:13 pm

    So long as there is plenty of coal reserves and very cheap labour in these fast-economy countries we are not going to see them deliberately losing the use of the energy from this cheap coal in order to conform to the Kyoto agreements.

    The only way that these fast-growing countries can be made to get clean is by putting a serious boycott on their imported goods.

    Of course, THAT is just not going to happen.


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    Re: China now burns half the world's coal.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 14 Nov 2015, 12:57 pm

    I am confused about the way that China seems to look at politics !

    I mean, just like what happened in the Soviet Union, once Capitalism was finally embraced it seemed that Communism was forgotten about.

    Either that or they want to have both ?

    I don't see how they can have both, as Capitalism and Communism just should not be able to exist side-by-side.

    Has anybody got an answer to this question please ?
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    Re: China now burns half the world's coal.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 15 Nov 2015, 1:09 pm

    Yeah, me too Angie !

    Even as a confirmed left-winger and one who can see a few positives in Marxism, I cannot understand why whole countries - except maybe North Korea - that were once totally Communist can allow themselves to be changed by Capitalism.

    I suppose that greed and basic human nature plays a great part in this as many previously-hard-line Communists lay aside their principles once they get a bit of money in their hands and pockets.


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