Note: Of course, by ‘unlikely ally’ we mean a crucial investor in new fracking wells, coal and gas exports, and dangerous, unproven false solutions like Carbon Capture and Storage.
A joint climate strategy between China and the US, including CCS, increased gas burning and more industrial manufacturing, surely represents the ultimate totalitarian economic regime needed to force the Green Economy on communities across the world. Not to mention the below article appears to be written in Newspeak: China and the US seriously addressing climate change…together? Is anyone paying attention anymore?
-The GJEP Team
By Josh Lederman, July 21, 2013. Source: The Japan Times
President Barack Obama has stumbled on an unusual partner in his quest to combat climate change: China.
The world’s two biggest emitters of heat-trapping greenhouse gases are finding common cause in efforts to reduce global warming, cooperation the U.S. says could clear the way for other developing, heavily polluting nations such as India and Brazil to get on board, too.
While skeptics question whether either nation will follow through on lofty aspirations, the budding agreements are nevertheless allowing the two rivals to present a positive front at a time when tensions are running high over espionage, alleged cybertheft and fugitive National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.
Earlier this month, top American and Chinese officials announced new joint initiatives, including cutting emissions from heavy-duty vehicles and upping the energy efficiency of buildings, transport and industry.
They also agreed to team up on large-scale experiments with “carbon capture” — a technology that isolates carbon dioxide from power plant emissions so it can be safely stored.