Friday, June 22, 2007
China has now surpassed the United States as the most pollution-emitting country in the world. And whose fault is that? According to the dunces at the BBC, it is the United States.
Yep. It is all our fault.
China building more power plants
China is now building about two power stations every week, the top climate change official at the UK Foreign Office, John Ashton, has said.
He said there was no point blaming China for rising global CO2 emissions.
Rich nations had to set an example of low-carbon development for China to follow, Mr Ashton told the BBC.
His statement came as a new report suggested that China may have already become the world's biggest polluter - much earlier than expected.
Wait - there is no point in blaming China? Who do we blame - Australia? Tibet? Norway?
Of course not. We blame America.
He pointed out that much of China's emissions growth was being driven by consumers in the West buying Chinese goods, and noted that China's emissions per person were still well below those of rich nations.
It is estimated that the average American still pollutes between five and six times more than the average Chinese person.
Climate sceptics in the UK have been asking why Britons should switch off lights, turn down central heating and avoid foreign flights in order to save carbon when the Chinese are increasing emissions at their current rate.
"Responsibility for China's soaring emissions lies not just in Beijing but also in Washington, Brussels and Tokyo," said Greenpeace UK director John Sauven.
Look who is asked for their opinions in this story - a moron who blames the US for China's pollution and a moron from Greenpeace. No balance from someone who could blame China.
That's the BBC - blame America first, in all their rotten liberal glory.