Lomborg's PS op-ed: Two Cheers for China’s Climate Obstruction

COPENHAGEN – Since the Copenhagen climate summit’s failure, many politicians and pundits have pointed the finger at China’s leaders for blocking a binding, global carbon-mitigation treaty. But the Chinese government’s resistance was both understandable and inevitable. Rather than mustering indignation, decision-makers would do well to use this as a wake-up call: it is time to consider a smarter climate policy. China is unwilling to do anything that might curtail the economic growth that has enabled millions of Chinese to clamber out of poverty. This development can be seen in the ever- expanding Chinese domestic market. (...) Read it online BL op-ed 2010-01 Jan 13 Two Cheers.pdf

16 Sep 2010

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