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China Still Wants Money For Carbon Cuts

From an ever discreet Associated Press:

US-China showdown looms over climate talks


December 15, 2009

COPENHAGEN — A showdown between the world’s two largest polluters loomed over the U.N. climate talks Tuesday as China accused the United States and other rich nations of backsliding on their commitments to fight global warming.

Trying to ease the tension, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said rich and poor countries must "stop pointing fingers" and should increase their pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions to salvage the faltering talks on a climate pact…

Key issues remain, however, and the conference so far has been marked by sharp disagreements between China and the United States and deep divisions between rich and poor nations.

China and other developing countries are resisting U.S.-led attempts to make their cuts in emissions growth binding and open to international scrutiny rather than voluntary.

China, the world’s largest polluter, is grouped with developing nations at the talks. But the U.S. doesn’t consider China a nation in need of climate change aid.

In Beijing, China accused developed countries Tuesday of trying to escape their obligations to help poor nations fight climate change.

"We still maintain that developed countries have the obligation to provide financial support," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said, adding that was "the key condition for the success of the Copenhagen conference."

In this and its other previous articles about the contretemps between China and the United States, the Associated Press has gone through endless verbal contortions to avoid coming right out with what is going on.

For, hilariously, the Chi-Coms are insisting that the US pay it financial aid for its agreement to voluntarily curb its emissions. And by ‘voluntarily,’ of course the Chinese mean they won’t do anything at all, but they will say they have.

The AP’s reticence to spell this out shows that even they realize how absolutely preposterous the Copenhagen exercise has become.

But that won’t stop the AP from pushing the need for a binding (only on the US) Copenhagen agreement.

Their masters insist.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, December 15th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “China Still Wants Money For Carbon Cuts”

  1. proreason says:

    Nothing is easier than snookering a zealot.

    When the Moron isn’t tearing the country apart from the inside, he’s busy shovelling our treasure into the Carny’s booth at the world’s collection window.

    On the other hand, he may not be as stupid as he seems. It’s probably deliberate, since he would love to buy the crown of World Emperor with the lifetime wealth of the American middle class.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Why not tax the Americans to shine the ChiCom ass and make nice.

    Come on Obama! Here’s your chance to bow to the dinks.

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