Big Words On Climate Change And International Cooperation
Source: China Daily
- Saving Endangered Ecosystems in a Warming World
- Major Clothing Retailers Join NRDC in Cleaning up Chinese Textile Mills
- Tanganyika Lake is Heating Up Fast Due to Global Warming
- Mississippi River Brimming with Dead Fish Near Gulf of Mexico
- Putting The Escaped Ice Island In Perspective
- The 'Step by Steps' of the LED Green Light Grant Program
- Sustainable Upholstery
- Future Fashion: Eco-conscious Style
- LED Saving Solutions launches $10 Million Green Light Grant Program for the 2010 Holiday Season
- Beyond Bottles: A Better Way to Hydrate
- Energy Saving Lighting for the Department of Defense
- Anti-Environmental Budget Riders
- Green Technologies like the EAGLE LED TUBE soar in spite of the Solyndra failure
- COP17 Set to Begin this Month in Durban, South Africa
- President Obama Revisits LED Technology at Cree
The scale of economic destruction would be equivalent to that of the two world wars and the Great Depression combined.
Xie Zhenhua said that, about climate change. He is a senior Chinese negotiator in international climate treaty talks. It's a big statement, and many people, Americans especially, will look at China's reluctance to make a binding commitment to emissions reduction and dismiss the statement as empty rhetoric. But David Doniger, Policy Director for the NRDC Climate Center wrote in a blog post on Thursday that the statement (and the larger statement of which it is a part) made him "sit up and take notice:"
Minister Xie’s comments are emblematic of a huge change occurring in China. For years too many American politicians defended doing nothing by pointing at China’s supposed unwillingness to act. And China tended to do the same, pointing at us.
Today China’s leaders get it – they see the threat climate change poses to their own well-being. And more importantly, they see the opportunity in the clean energy economy of the 21st century.
That's a big statement too. Let's hope it's true.