Sunday, December 9, 2007
China says United States should cure global warming.
China insisted that the United States and other wealthy nations should bear, pay for with our money, the burden of curbing global warming, saying the problem was created by our lavish way of life, which they are producing goods for. China rejected mandatory emission cuts for its own developing industries, which are polluting the air. Environmental activists, those who believe, labeled the United States and Saudi Arabia the worst "climate sinners", is this a religion?, accusing them, us, of having inadequate polices for climate problems while letting greenhouse gas emissions rise, as our lifestyles rise. But the activists, those who believe, also said no country is doing enough, to lowering their lifestyles. Many experts believe China has surpassed the United States as the world's top emitter of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases. Su Wei, a top climate expert for China's government said, "I think there is much room for the United States to think whether it's possible to change, our, lifestyle and consumption patterns, while they do nothing, in order to contribute to the protection of the global climate. The Kyoto pact, rejected by the United States because it didn't require any cuts by fast-developing countries such as China, India and Brazil,who are becoming the world's top emitters of carbon dioxide. China still relies heavily on dirty, outdated coal-burning techniques and is home to 20 of the world's 30 most polluted cities. Leave our lifestyle alone.