Jim Miller get’s to the point:

One of China’s lesser-known exports is a dangerous brew of soot, toxic chemicals and climate-changing gases from the smokestacks of coal-burning power plants.
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Unless China finds a way to clean up its coal plants and the thousands of factories that burn coal, pollution will soar both at home and abroad. The increase in global-warming gases from China’s coal use will probably exceed that for all industrialized countries combined over the next 25 years, surpassing by five times the reduction in such emissions that the Kyoto Protocol seeks.

Which makes the Kyoto Agreement almost pointless, wouldn’t you say?

I don’t much worry about CO2 emissions, per se. What came from the air can go back to the air and make plants happy. It’s the pollution that goes with CO2 emissions in under-developed and developing countries that is a much greater cause for concern. The Asian Brown Cloud is a major environmental disaster that greenies ignore. They also ignore China’s wanton pollution of the atmosphere.

There’s a price to be paid for cheap Chinese goods: massive, accelerating, atmospheric pollution.

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