China’s strong decades-long environmental action
Posted by Dave Bath on 2008-06-20
The Axis of Evil Emitters (the highest per-capita carbon-producing nations) berate China about carbon emissions, yet China has so far failed to point out that of all nations, China has been taking the necessary hard unpopular decisions on climate change and demand for water and food for decades – to near universal condemnation (apart from the scientific community).
The One-Child Policy is perhaps the most effective weapon against rising carbon emissions.
Just imagine the CO2 stress on the world would already be suffering if China had not implemented this policy so long -almost a generation – ago.
If I was a Chinese leader, I’d certainly be making a lot of this at any climate talks, and certainly chide countries like Australia that has something like a baby bonus.
So, while European dragons are either green or red, perhaps it’s time to color Chinese dragons green!