Negotiations on a new treaty to fight global warming will fail if rich nations are not treated as "culprits" and developing countries as "victims," China's top climate envoy said.
The whole world must take action to confront climate change, but developed countries have a "historical responsibility" to do much more because their unrestrained emissions in the past century are responsible for global warming, said Ambassador Yu Qingtai.
Remember the Kyoto treaty? It required the industrialized nations to lower emissions but not India or China. While Mark Udall and Bill Ritter insist that Colorado should spend its treasure to get rid of coal fired electric plants, China is bringing 544 new coal fired electric plants on line.
Unless China finds a way to clean up its coal plants and the thousands of factories that burn coal, pollution will soar both at home and abroad. The increase in global-warming gases from China's coal use will probably exceed that for all industrialized countries combined over the next 25 years, surpassing by five times the reduction in such emissions that the Kyoto Protocol seeks...Meanwhile, the Mark Udall's and the Bill Ritter's remain silent while the Chinese ambassador plays the victim card:
Already, China uses more coal than the United States, the European Union and Japan combined. And it has increased coal consumption 14 percent in each of the past two years in the broadest industrialization ever. Every week to 10 days, another coal-fired power plant opens somewhere in China that is big enough to serve all the households in Dallas or San Diego.
Yu disputed that view, calling China "a victim" of climate change and stressing that its economy only started to grow in the last 25 years.
Mark Udall wants to be a Senator in a body where any new treaty would be ratified. Would he silently allow the US economy to be destroyed by this kind of thinking and propaganda? His history and his political contributors scream YES!