Climate-above-all plea by US fails to stir China

Posted: September 3, 2021 by oldbrew in climate, Emissions, government, Politics
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Climate-1Politicians posing as climate managers is a bad joke, and ‘tackling climate change’ is an empty slogan. BBC summary: Envoy John Kerry’s ‘it’s more important than politics’ appeal falls on deaf ears.
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US climate envoy John Kerry has told China that climate change is more important than politics as tensions between the two countries continue,
reports BBC News.

He made the remarks following two days of talks with Chinese leaders in the city of Tianjin.

But China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned on Wednesday that the worsening relationship could hamper future co-operation on climate issues.

Both countries have outlined steps to tackle climate change.

But Mr Kerry has called on China to increase its efforts to tackle carbon emissions.

Tensions between the two countries have worsened in recent months with disputes over China’s human rights record, the South China Sea and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Mr Kerry said he had told the Chinese that “climate is not ideological, not partisan and not a geostrategic weapon”.

“It is essential… no matter what differences we have, that we have to address the climate crisis,” he said

Earlier, Mr Wang called on the US to “stop seeing China as a threat and an opponent”, accusing Washington of a “major strategic miscalculation towards China”.

“It is impossible for China-US climate co-operation to be elevated above the overall environment of China-US relations,” he said.

Full report here.

Comments
  1. pochas94 says:

    Why should the most corrupt among us must be the most zealous virtue signalers?

  2. Gamecock says:

    China refuses to play the West’s climate games.

    Work the West’s citizens won’t do.

  3. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Well done China. Time to ask all eco freaks to stop exhaling, right now.

  4. JB says:

    “climate is not ideological”

    Yeah, Uh huh. Politicians are the most deluded of barnyard chickens.

  5. Saighdear says:

    Xmas is coming, Fewer Turkeys getting fat ( in UK – labor shrtages, by all accounts ! ) Time to cull KILL the chickens then – everybody loves Chicken – 1st thing that comes into their minds about Food: whether they’re Veggies, or eating dogzbloks – all tastes of CHICKEN! -so let’s all agree and have them gone by Christmas

  6. oldbrew says:

    ‘No way’ to solve climate crisis without China, Kerry says
    Published Friday, September 3, 2021

    US climate envoy John Kerry has told Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng in a virtual meeting that there is “no way” for the world to solve the climate crisis without China’s “full engagement and commitment”.

    https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2021/09/no-way-to-solve-climate-crisis-without-china-kerry-says/
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    Banning Kerry from flying every week would be a start, according to his own propaganda 🙄

  7. Curious George says:

    John Kerry excels in getting nothing for something, not the other way around.

  8. Graeme No.3 says:

    I wonder if the ‘inscrutable orientals’ collapse with hysterical laughter once Kerry has left?
    Probably not, Kerry is hysterical enough for many.

    At least we can be sure that emissions AFTER Glasgow will be the same trajectory as before.
    Should rename that conference as COPout26.

  9. oldbrew says:

    Biden rebuffed as US and China fail to reach climate agreement
    Date: 04/09/21 GWPF

    As we have predicted for some time, the US administration’s attempt to pressure China and other emerging nations into accepting Joe Biden’s Net Zero agenda is failing and is unlikely to be accepted by the UN climate summit in November (COP26).

    Beijing has now publicly rebuffed John Kerry’s latest attempt to push China into a corner.

    https://www.thegwpf.com/biden-rebuffed-as-us-and-china-fail-to-reach-climate-agreement/
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    Predictable.

  10. oldbrew says:

    Weaponizing Carbon Dioxide In The 21st Century
    By Fernando C. Hernandez – Sep 04, 2021

    Today, however, we are witnessing the development of another energy-related weapon that OPEC does not control: CO2. The power of CO2 was recently displayed by China when it signaled to the U.S. that it would not comply with its climate and decarbonization efforts if the U.S. continued accusing China of genocide.
    . . .
    It stands to reason that certain nations may expand on the CO2 weapon for geopolitical purposes (as China did earlier this year), as opposed to the nuclear option. Taken a step further, nations with spare capacity to increase CO2 output (on demand) can initiate a CO2 war, which is similar to Saudi Arabia utilizing its spare oil-producing capacity to achieve geopolitical objectives, as highlighted by the 2020 oil war. Here too we see the interconnectedness of oil and the prospective CO2 weapon.

    https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Weaponizing-Carbon-Dioxide-In-The-21st-Century.html
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    Back off or the climate gets it! 🙄

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