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  •  the dilemma is us too (3+ / 0-)
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    the blame-China thing might work if we were angels, but we're not. we've been spewing out max CO2 for a lot longer than they have. We own a lot more of the warming so far.

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    by mightymouse on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 11:00:09 AM PDT

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    •  It is not blaming to state the truth. (0+ / 0-)

      Chinese emissions are growing by leaps and bounds while US emissions remain flat. The upshot of that is that nothing we do alone is going to reduce global emissions.  If we could magically flip a switch and completely eliminate all US emissions today, Chinese emissions would make up for the loss withing 5 years.

      And then there's the rest of the world.

      We need some real big thinking and some real audacious doing that goes beyond saying "Bad America, shame on you!"

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 08:35:06 PM PDT

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