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  •  "China Deniers" (2+ / 0-)
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    unclebucky, Pale Jenova

    ought to be a category of denialism within global warming.   Do a google image search of "china carbon emissions" and you'll quickly find graphs that show that any U.S. reductions in CO2 emissions will be utterly pointless if China continues on its current path.   Any serious discussion of reducing CO2 emissions must begin with China.  If you're not talking about China, you're not taking the issue seriously at all.

    •  LOL, one thing we DON'T have to worry about (3+ / 0-)
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      Pale Jenova, Calamity Jean, smartalek

      is China.  They can chew the air over there.  They are already moving to solar a helluva lot faster than we are--they just have to get rid of the corruption and graft that allows the coal plants to keep going.

      The Chinese leaders aren't stupid.  They know they have to fix this, not because of global warming, but to avoid civil war and revolution.  And the one thing the Chinese can do much better than we can is turn on a dime.  Their government allows for rapid, enforced change.

    •  If we in the US significantly limit our (2+ / 0-)
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      JeffW, justaHippie

      CO2 emissions, we then have a legal and moral basis to force China to limit theirs.  If we have a carbon tax, we can then charge import tariffs on goods from countries that don't have carbon taxes that are at least as large.  In other words, by controlling ourselves we can control others.  

      "My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right." -- Sen Carl Schurz 1872

      by Calamity Jean on Thu May 29, 2014 at 01:49:33 PM PDT

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