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catsudon

(864 posts)
Thu Jan 27, 2022, 01:54 PM Jan 2022

Low-carbon ambitions must not interfere with 'normal life', says Xi Jinping

Source: the guardian

China’s President Xi Jinping told Communist Party leaders that saving the planet from global warming won’t come at the expense of China’s economic growth or the comfort of its people.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/26/xi-jinping-warns-chinas-low-carbon-ambitions-must-not-interfere-with-normal-life



where's the suprised pikachu meme?
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Low-carbon ambitions must not interfere with 'normal life', says Xi Jinping (Original Post) catsudon Jan 2022 OP
The planet is a fixed size. tinrobot Jan 2022 #1
So, 500 year storms happening once a year doesn't "interfere with 'normal life'? nt yaesu Jan 2022 #2
We have had NORMAL LIFE for 10 years. News flash. It ain't going to get better ffr Jan 2022 #3
And can President Xi Jinping PatSeg Jan 2022 #4
"We will find more Lebensraum" dalton99a Jan 2022 #5
keep on killing the low wage workers, you will have no more to kiss your ass Javaman Jan 2022 #6
just wait until the thwaites glacier slides into the ocean. beijing will be underwater. oopie! nt Javaman Jan 2022 #7
The glacier might add a couple feet to the ocean's level. Beijing is safely higher than that. JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 2022 #9
good point I forgot that Beijing isn't on the coast. thanks! :) nt Javaman Jan 2022 #12
And didn't the first bush president say something similar? not fooled Jan 2022 #8
The Chinese people will definitely suffer. roamer65 Jan 2022 #10
Did he really say that? Farmer-Rick Jan 2022 #11
"China plans 43 new coal-fired power plants", not surprising, eh? Shanti Shanti Shanti Jan 2022 #13
Xi is describing a fantasy world. Things cannot continue as they are, and they certainly ... eppur_se_muova Jan 2022 #14
Translation: universally accepted humanistic ideals will not get in the way of world domination. Martin68 Jan 2022 #15
How is Xi's statement different than any leader in the West? former9thward Jan 2022 #16
That seems to be the position of the U.S.A. as well. hunter Jan 2022 #17

tinrobot

(11,079 posts)
1. The planet is a fixed size.
Thu Jan 27, 2022, 02:05 PM
Jan 2022

Yet, governments constantly demand growth.

This century is not going to be pretty.

PatSeg

(49,175 posts)
4. And can President Xi Jinping
Thu Jan 27, 2022, 02:25 PM
Jan 2022

tell global warming not to interfere with economic growth and the comfort of his people? A good economy doesn't mean much if there are no people to enjoy it.

What a stupid Inhofe-like thing to say.

Javaman

(62,728 posts)
6. keep on killing the low wage workers, you will have no more to kiss your ass
Thu Jan 27, 2022, 02:51 PM
Jan 2022

the faux commies really care about the workers, huh?

JustABozoOnThisBus

(23,557 posts)
9. The glacier might add a couple feet to the ocean's level. Beijing is safely higher than that.
Thu Jan 27, 2022, 05:44 PM
Jan 2022

Shanghai, Macao, Hong Kong, they might be in trouble.

not fooled

(5,858 posts)
8. And didn't the first bush president say something similar?
Thu Jan 27, 2022, 02:58 PM
Jan 2022

"Nothing can interfere with the American way of life" or something like that, I think in regards to explaining why he wouldn't cut greenhouse gases. Sorry, can't find the quote.

Same sh*t, different asshole.

roamer65

(36,826 posts)
10. The Chinese people will definitely suffer.
Thu Jan 27, 2022, 06:17 PM
Jan 2022

Last time I looked, a sizeable part of China will be underwater.

Farmer-Rick

(10,629 posts)
11. Did he really say that?
Thu Jan 27, 2022, 06:43 PM
Jan 2022

It makes absolutely no logical sense.

"saving the planet from global warming won’t come at the expense of China’s economic growth or the comfort of its people."

That's like saying saving the house from collapse won't come at the expense of living and sleeping in the collapsed house??????????

Well if the planet gets so hot people can't live on its surface, then you have no China, no economic growth and no comfort for its people. Stupid is as stupid says it is. Does he think China is on another planet?

eppur_se_muova

(36,598 posts)
14. Xi is describing a fantasy world. Things cannot continue as they are, and they certainly ...
Thu Jan 27, 2022, 10:31 PM
Jan 2022

cannot continue to support continued growth for one of the largest populations in the world.

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