Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rubberduck, 24 Sep 2019.
Countries populations vary widely, so I expect so.
I dunno why people defend China for anything.
They literally don't give a **** about anything except getting to the point where they can stop selling us everything manufacturing we gave to them to supply to us.
They are almost there. Almost financially own all of the world except Europe and USA, that they are having to buy bit by bit, brick by brick.
There is nothing currently admirable about the Chinese government. I hate it. You can barely avoid Chinese products without taking a second mortgage.
We gave them all this to better ourselves, that backfired nicely.
The west's relationship with China will go down in the history books as one of the biggest mistakes of the 20th and 21st century.
Maybe a non US/Eurocentric approach to politics is just the thing the earth needs..
As much as I love Swedish blondes that's not a bet I'm up for.
No kids, no cars, no flights for 15+ years.
How many cups of tea or coffee do you drink ?
We can still do a lot more in the UK though. The UK has pretty much trashed its natural environment and is doing very little to reverse that trend.
Oh there's more to do without question but there are far worse offenders than the UK.
But every country should contribute, especially the wealthy ones have even more abilities to modernise their economies and industries.
If it's true that your country has lost its biodiversity, then maybe think about how to reverse the negative trends.
Flexing Co2 footprint has to be a new low
Lol I'm just saying how pathetic and small Swedens contribution to the problem is and to be squeezed again by yet more taxes on environmental grounds achieves so little compared to probably closing just 5 coal plants in other lands.
I didn't chose the low c02 life, the low c02 life chose me. Homies.
Same as GIBURROWS all counts, Zero, I don't like hot drinks.
We're in a "climate emergency" but China are allowed to increase CO2 emissions as much as they want until 2030 and have merely promised to be carbon neutral by 2060. I mean, who wouldn't trust a self appointed dictator that has been militarising the South China Sea and routinely invading Taiwan's airspace? I'm sure they'll follow through in their promise to hobble their economy like the west is doing.
We need some sort of points scoring system to see who is the most Green and lift the Greta trophy and of course to shame those who aren't us.
2060 is a so distant future that it is really not serious to talk about it.
China must drop its CO2 emissions now and in the next five-ten years, not the next 40 years lol
Until then, there will be trillions of $ direct losses from climate change - droughts, severe weather patterns like hurricanes, tornados, floods like those in the West of Germany this July... etc, etc
Agree 100% matey.
Here lies the problem, we can ask nicely but that's about it. Imagine the rest of the World trying to force trade embargoes etc, total World economic collapse.
Our planets future is in there hands, half the World can do its upmost but this can be offset by the other half.
We need some sort of virus to limit their numbers.....
Yes, we could accidently leak it from Porton Down but claim it originated naturally in Billingsgate Market.
Yeah I heard someone was keeping some jellied eels next to some pork pies and some kind of cross-contamination occured
To say "allowed" would be do suggest we have some say in the matter. If China says "Go forth, we're going to produce as much CO2 as we like" what exactly could we do about it?
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