Thursday, April 03, 2008

Rethinking Kyoto

I find myself sitting in a restaurant in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province, in China.

I have been here the last week and it has been an eye opening experience.

This one city has a population of 9 million. Almost the entire population of Ontario (give or take a million).

The smog here is unbelievable, and this is considered an administrative centre, not an industrial centre.

When people tell me that Kyoto will make a difference but China is not involved, you have to see it here to understand what a crock the Kyoto protocols are.

Oh, and as an aside, planting trees simple changes one greenhouse gas (Carbon Dioxide) for another (Water vapour).

But the is just basic biochemistry. Hard to believe that should be considered.


Agreed, Q. I've been to a number of metro areas of China, and the scale of industrial activity, urban growth, traffic, etc, is truly staggering.

For China not to have any reduction commitments is enough on its own to prove Kyoto is BS.
Unfortunate you don't understand the effective difference of water vapour and CO2 in global warming. You also misunderstand Kyoto. It was never intended to fix global warming, merely to get the developed industrialized world committed to taking the first concrete steps to curbing emissions. This has to begin somewhere, surely you can grasp that.
What would you propose to respond to the problem? It's easy to slag those who want to start dealing with it, anyone can play that game.
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