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China Urges US to sign the Kyoto Treaty

  1. Dec 1, 2005 #1

    Mk

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051201/ap_on_re_ca/canada_climate_change
    Those countries are missing out on the moolah. :smile:
     
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  3. Dec 1, 2005 #2

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    Why wouldn't China urge the U.S. to adopt the protocols which essentially exempt China while placing severe restrictions on the U.S.? It's a crafty way to keep your labor costs low in a competitive world economy while placing your competitors at a decided disadvantage.
     
  4. Dec 1, 2005 #3

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    Are all these environmentalists just oblivious to the insanely obvious implications when it comes to China's role in the treaty?
     
  5. Dec 1, 2005 #4
    Aren't the burning coal layers in China the biggest source of Co2 in the world?
    But then again, you really can't do much about that.
    But true, The US could cut down a bit on fuel consumption.
     
  6. Dec 1, 2005 #5

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    I'm pretty sure the US is #1 in CO2 emissions. This isn't about the US cutting emissions, this is about giving China a free pass to pollute at will. We already cut regulations based on our own legislation
     
  7. Dec 1, 2005 #6

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    I wonder how much natural fires contribute to the GHG composition of the atmosphere.
     
  8. Dec 1, 2005 #7

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  10. Dec 1, 2005 #9
    Legislation allows you to cut regulations? What's that supposed to mean?
     
  11. Dec 1, 2005 #10

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    That looks like a typo - I'm sure he meant to say legislation is causing cuts in emissions.
     
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  12. Dec 2, 2005 #11
    Does any one know how many of the Kyoto signatories aren't actively developing nuclear power?
     
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