Essay by Eric Worrall
Even though President Biden is spending hundreds of billions on climate change, “… those cuts are not enough to offset increases in other nations, particularly China and several midsize economies.”.
‘We are not prepared’: Disasters spread as climate change strikes
The warming planet is causing havoc under the strain from record heat, floods, storms and wildfires. And scientists warn the toll will get worse.
By ZACK COLMAN
07/15/2023 07:00 AM EDT
The floods, droughts, wildfires and extreme heat sweeping the globe are offering a dose of the climate future that scientists have warned about for decades — and all the ways the world is not ready.
“If you don’t like what you’re seeing today, stick around — it’s going to get worse before it gets better,” said Michael Oppenheimer, a climate scientist at Princeton University.
“We don’t have a lot of time,” the president said this week in Vilnius, Lithuania, calling climate change “the single greatest threat to humanity.”
Even with the U.S. and European climate pollution on a downswing, those cuts are not enough to offset increases in other nations, particularly China and several midsize economies.
Even if you believe in the carbon demon, if China is completely cancelling all attempts to cut emissions, what is the point of wasting money on further attempts to cut emissions?
China is never going to cut emissions, so long as the communists are in charge. The Chinese Communist claim to political legitimacy is based on delivering economic development.
Even if the communists fall, there are still a lot of poor people in China, who will demand whatever government replaces Communism prioritises continued fast paced economic development.
If China falters, there are vast numbers of poor people who will step in and take their place. India, under their brilliant technocratic leader Prime Minister Modi, is racing ahead. African nations like Nigeria, Kenya, Algeria, Mozambique and Ghana, despite ongoing political and economic turmoil, are quietly well on the way to becoming prosperous.
The billions of people who in some cases are tasting prosperity for the first time in their nation’s history will not allow Western climate cultists to stand in the path of their economic development, regardless of how much CO2 their economic development produces.