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China calls on substantial co-op with U.S. on climate change

There are 9 comments on the People's Daily Online story from Jun 8, 2009, titled China calls on substantial co-op with U.S. on climate change. In it, People's Daily Online reports that:

Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang met with U.S. special envoy for climate change Todd Stern on Monday, calling for more dialogues and substantial cooperation with the United States on climate change.

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Northie

Spokane, WA

#1 Jun 8, 2009
Game on! And about time, too.
lol

Houston, TX

#2 Jun 8, 2009
Next mega Bernie Madoff?= Emissions Cap-and-Trade!

“I'm Hillary's Deplorable”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#3 Jun 9, 2009
Why not? Our corporations are reaching for taxpayer money, now China wants in.

We would be fools to make these pay offs.
MattJ

Seattle, WA

#4 Jun 9, 2009
Brian_G wrote:
Why not? Our corporations are reaching for taxpayer money, now China wants in.
We would be fools to make these pay offs.
No, we would be fools to believe anything YOU say on the topic. You have been showing off your political bias and deep ignorance for months now.

The truth is that China MUST cooperate unless they want to look like the huge desert depicted in http://www.newscientist.com/articleimages/mg2... .

That is what China will look like if we don't cut emissions, allowing global average temperature to rise by 4C. It could happen as early as 2100.

Remember, Brian: UNLIKE you, China's leaders really do have a habit of thinking of the long term. So they are not likely to ignore this threat to the country's very existence.
Northie

Spokane, WA

#5 Jun 9, 2009
China does NOT want to alienate its customers and debtors--that would be us--and it certainly does not want to precipitate drought and famine that will rile its hundreds of millions of subsistence farmers. As we do, the Chinese also want to break from dependency on foreign fossil fuels.

In other words, we and the Chinese are linked on most climate matters. The biggest sticking point is coal, on which the Chinese rely even more than we do.

If we're gonna get them to cut coal generation, we'll have to lead the way.

“I'm Hillary's Deplorable”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#6 Jun 9, 2009
"China would like to maintain the principle of "common but differentiated responsibilities" among developed and developing countries,..."

Why differentiate responsibilities? As PT Barnum said, "There's a sucker born every minute."
MattJ

San Francisco, CA

#7 Jun 9, 2009
Brian_G wrote:
"China would like to maintain the principle of "common but differentiated responsibilities" among developed and developing countries,..."
Why differentiate responsibilities? As PT Barnum said, "There's a sucker born every minute."
Yes, the clown-in-chief Barnum prophesied your birth!

“I'm Hillary's Deplorable”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#8 Jun 9, 2009
Says the boy who believes we can save the climate.
lol

Tomball, TX

#10 Jun 9, 2009
China wants importers to cover emission costs

Countries that buy Chinese goods should be held responsible for the carbon dioxide emitted by the factories that make them in any global plan to reduce greenhouse gases, a Chinese official said on Monday.

http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNew...

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