søndag 4. juni 2017

China’s Role in Climate Change, and Possibly in Fighting It

When President Trump announced that he would take the United States out of the Paris climate accord, a treaty to limit global warming, he threw an accusing spotlight on China, the planet’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases from fossil fuels and industry. Under that treaty, “China will be able to increase these emissions by a staggering number of years – 13,” and “be allowed to build hundreds of additional coal plants,” Mr. Trump said. But China has said it is serious about cutting greenhouse gases. Is China living up to its word, and what more could it do if it wanted to become a global leader in fighting climate change? Here’s an explanation. Read more