Surprise: China Shocks Warmists By Burning Record Coal

Hey, remember this?

The US and China issued a joint statement on Saturday after Kerry’s visit to Shanghai in which they “committed to cooperating” on the pressing issue of climate change. Li Shuo, a senior Greenpeace climate adviser, welcomed the statement, which he described as being “as positive as the politics would allow”. He said it sent an unequivocal message that the two countries were prepared to work together on the issue. “Before the meetings in Shanghai this was not a message that we could assume,” he said.

Kerry, Joe, and so many Warmists were ecstatic over this, as they were when China made a pledge to be Net Zero by 2060 in September. Flash forward to Tuesday

Record coal burning in China, post-COVID recovery will feed a rebound in global carbon emissions: IEA

Chinese coal consumption is poised to hit a record this year, according to a closely watched global tracking organization, a bump up that contradicts the view held by many climate change and energy experts that coal burning in the world’s second-biggest economy and largest polluter had peaked.

Overall, as the world economy claws back from COVID-19 and due to the expected 4% surge in Chinese coal demand, global carbon emissions will rebound in 2021, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday. (snip)

The data hits days ahead of a U.S.-led global climate-change conference and days after U.S. climate envoy John Kerry and his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua agreed to cooperate to curb climate change with urgency.

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7 Responses to “Surprise: China Shocks Warmists By Burning Record Coal”

  1. Hairy says:

    Most “warmists” project that China’s CO2 emissions will continue to rise until 2030
    It could be sooner especially if the cut back on buying (and sellling!) Chinese goods
    Teach any plans on selling less from china?

    • Est1950 says:

      Hairy are you going to turn off your heat, A/C and microwave? Do you plan on walking from now on rather than using public transit which still uses Electricity no matter what form you use?

      Any chance of just turning off your electricity and to stop using your refrige? You could always buy your food daily like they do in many countries around the world. You certainly could offset dozens of peoples carbon foot print all by yourself.

      In fact if all you AGW Terrorists would just walk the walk there would be no fossil fuels because you would single handedly destroy the worlds economy in a month.

      Everyone of you need to turn off your electricity, sell your cars and stop using the internet.

      Ahh blessed silence.

      • Dana says:

        The esteemed Mr Dowd has told us that he conserves, but has been rather reluctant to tell us how, and how much. Perhaps the Hirsute One will tell us what environmental actions he takes.

    • Dana says:

      Which means that most of the warmunists have simply been accepting China’s empty promises.

      China has guesstimated 163.959 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves; anyone think that they’re willing to spend trillions of dollars to shut down coal-burning power plants and replace them with renewables, while leaving all of that valuable natural gas in the ground?

  2. Professor Hale says:

    Communist countries meet goals by simply saying they did and daring anyone to say otherwise.

  3. alanstorm says:

    Can everyone see my “shocked!” face?

    But let’s keep on killing our own industry. The Chinese will SURELY have an epiphany and follow us, right?

  4. Kye says:

    Once again Tony Heller knocks one out of the park. Fake news all the time will be the Xiden Junta’s epitaph.

    https://youtu.be/5sGfM9HahGQ

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