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Awakening China, the sleeping giant — over carbon?

December 15, 2009 Leave a comment

I’m no foreign-policy expert, but something tells me forcing China to agree to intrusive, IAEA-like, overbearing inspections of their carbon controls — which necessarily requires treating China like an enemy, or at least an antagonist, worthy of skepticism/cynicism — isn’t a good idea. And all over a greenhouse gas that might be harmful in the long, long, long run? Forget about their human-rights abuses; forget about the oppressive ideology that guides its government: what we’re worried about is a nebulous, uncertain, possible threat from their smokestacks!

If we’re going to back China into a corner over something, all I’m saying is, greenhouse gases probably ain’t it.

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