John Kerry has signed a deal with China that isn’t quite worth the ink used to sign it. According to sources, the agreement states that both the United States and China would curb the emissions in each country. But it is worthless as Biden has rejoined the Paris Screw America Accord. Whereas the United States is obligated to reduce emissions, China has no limits on carbon emissions until 2030.
The same holds true with India.
FOX News reports this morning:
The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters, agreed to cooperate to curb climate change with urgency, just days before President Joe Biden hosts a virtual summit of world leaders to discuss the issue.
The agreement was reached by U.S. special envoy for climate John Kerry and his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua during two days of talks in Shanghai last week, according to a joint statement.
The two countries “are committed to cooperating with each other and with other countries to tackle the climate crisis, which must be addressed with the seriousness and urgency that it demands,” the statement said.
No doubt the deal will require the United States to spend billions in worthless carbon reduction, while not requiring China to do anything concrete. This could be smoke and mirrors in order to justify doing away with tariffs on China or to justify huge spending increases on climate change or both.
It could also be that Biden and Kerry want to fool Americans into believing they are doing something in the way of foreign policy. What’s next? An agreement with Russia to fight against T-Rexes?
China is already reneging on Kerry’s agreement:
While Kerry was still in Shanghai, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng signaled Friday that China is unlikely to make any new pledges at next week’s summit.
“For a big country with 1.4 billion people, these goals are not easily delivered,” Le said during an interview with The Associated Press in Beijing. “Some countries are asking China to achieve the goals earlier. I am afraid this is not very realistic.”
Anyone who has traveled throughout China and the United States knows that the pollution in China when compared to the United States, is staggering and heavy. If pollution is a result of CO2 emissions then the US is way, way behind China. There are provinces in the middle of China that rarely see a blue sky due to the intense pollution.