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World’s Worst Polluter China Promotes Climate ‘Compensation’ – But Won’t Pay

Chinese government officials used the United Nations climate conference, COP27, on Wednesday to promote the idea of climate “compensation” from developed countries to poorer nations, but balked at the idea of China being among those compensating.

China is by far the world’s most prolific carbon emitter and polluter in general, responsible for prodigious amounts of waste tossed into the ocean, ecological destruction in the South China Sea, and tremendous increases in coal production and consumption in the past two years. China is also a global leader in rare-earth mineral mining, a process that devastates mining and processing sites with chemical waste.

While being the second-largest economy in the world and its worst carbon emitter, China has managed throughout the years to carve out exceptions for itself in global environmental projects. It is, for example, a signatory to the Paris Climate Agreement, but the deal formally allows it to increase carbon emissions rather than forcing it to commit to a reduction.

Beijing has thus dramatically increased coal production and purchases, which will likely lead to an explosion in carbon output in the near future.

The biggest polluter is (drum rolls please) China.
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But the world wants the U.S. to agree to pollution standards that are unsustainable given our current level of technology (admittedly a debatable subject), and then compensate the world for the sin itself.

**** 'em. That means the U.N. and all its bastard children organization, NATO, the WEF, any organization with the word "world" in its title.

Countries (and people) will act in their own self interest. Period. Well, unless you're Barack Obama -- in that case, you'll trash the U.S., go on an apology tour, grovel and scrape in front of other "world leaders" and peddle the idea that the U.S. is a 2nd rate country.
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