"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Monday, February 4, 2013

China's emissions dwarf the rest


China has played gullible western politicians for fools in firstly getting grants to build new cleaner power stations and then by paying lip-service to green principles with token alternative energy programs. Those programs are dwarfed by the conventional energy generated in China with it's huge power generation building program.The graph below shows how stupid western countries have been in severely damaging their economies for CO2 reductions which would not make a blip on the world's emissions. India also is becoming a major player which will increase emissions even more.
china burning coal

China’s coal use grew 9 percent in 2011, rising to 3.8 billion tons. At this point, the country is burning nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined.
Coal, of course, is the world’s premier fossil fuel, a low-cost source of electricity that kicks a lot of carbon-dioxide up into the atmosphere. And China’s growing appetite is a big reason why global greenhouse-gas emissions have soared in recent years, even as the United States and Europe have managed to curtail their coal use and cut their carbon pollution.

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