“I am not pointing fingers,” said US climate envoy John Kerry, after the release of a joint statement from the US and China suggesting the two nations are “committed to cooperating” on the issue of climate change. While noting that China is “the biggest coal user in the world”, failing to note that China is aggressively increasing their number of coal fired power plants, while the US has been dramatically decreasing our overall CO2 emissions, is not a minor oversight on Kerry’s part.

Join us as we discuss the runaway pollution coming from the nation jockeying to be the worlds low cost, low regulation manufacturing center and the possibility of “pointing fingers”.

U.S.-China Joint Statement Addressing the Climate Crisis
https://www.state.gov/u-s-china-joint-statement-addressing-the-climate-crisis/

259 Gigawatts (GW) of new capacity are under development in China, comparable to the entire U.S. coal fleet (266 GW). If built, the new plants will increase China’s current coal fleet of 993 GW by 25%
https://endcoal.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/TsunamiWarningEnglish.pdf

US, China commit to climate cooperation ahead of key summit
https://news.yahoo.com/us-china-committed-cooperating-climate-234718518.html

A Plume of Pollution in Northeastern China
https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/content/plume-pollution-northeastern-china

China’s Solar Dominance Presents Biden With an Ugly Dilemma
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/20/business/economy/china-biden-solar-panels.amp.html

List Of Countries Carbon Dioxide Emissions
China in 2005 = 6,263Mt China in 2017 = 10,877Mt
US in 2005 = 5,971Mt US in 2017 = 5,107Mt
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_carbon_dioxide_emissions

China starts large-scale testing of its internet of the future
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3130338/china-starts-large-scale-testing-its-internet-future

Ireland just surpassed China in confirmed COVID-19 deaths — how on Earth did that happen?
https://www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/ireland-just-surpassed-china-in-the-number-of-confirmed-covid-19-deaths-how-on-earth-did-that-happen-2021-04-21

China-linked hackers have spent months using a previously undisclosed vulnerability in American virtual private networking devices to spy on the U.S. defense industry
https://www.reuters.com/technology/china-linked-hackers-used-pulse-secure-flaw-target-us-defense-industry-2021-04-20/

Scientists call for new probe into COVID-19 origins – with or without China
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-who-china-idUSKBN2BU2J2

China’s Economic Self-Harm
https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/china-sanctions-h-m-xinjiang-cotton-by-minxin-pei-2021-04

China’s Techno-Authoritarianism Has Gone Global
https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/china/2021-04-08/chinas-techno-authoritarianism-has-gone-global

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