Canada’s Trudeau Tries Convincing China Not To Be Such A Big Polluter

Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau said Thursday that his country was using a meeting of the world’s largest economies to convince China not to be so terrible on the environment and human rights.

Trudeau told reporters that he was discussing with Chinese officials about workers’ rights, environmental protection, and topics “where China has not always felt comfortable.” Trudeau and others have consistently claimed China is now the world’s leading country on the climate issue.

His discussions with China have not gathered much publicity, mostly because media outlets are laser focused on how European countries will react to President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Yet Trudeau’s remarks suggest he recognizes that China’s environmental hazards risk stymieing the Paris climate deal more than Trump’s decision to bow out of the non-binding agreement. His heart-to-heart with the communist country come as evidence shows China and its neighbor India have greatly increased their coal production.

They boosted coal production in the first half of 2017 after cutting production last year. China cut production 8 percent last year to boost coal prices and get rid of excess capacity as their economy faltered.

Coal production fell 6 percent globally that year, but new numbers from AP finds that coal production from China, India and the U.S. has gone up 6 percent. China is the world’s largest polluter, followed by the U.S. and India.

Environmentalists and world leaders were elated after China agreed earlier this month to stay wed to the climate agreement, even after Trump’s move in June to depart. China pledged to “peak” greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, not eliminate them entirely. The implication, of course, is that China will increase emissions in absolute terms during that time.

Still, Trudeau and other world leaders are intent on making the G-20 summit a referendum on Trump’s belligerency toward the deal. He and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will also work on badgering the U.S. president about the importance of believing in climate change.

Read more at Daily Caller

Trackback from your site.

Comments (7)

  • Avatar

    Amber

    |

    China would be pleased to dump 200 million of it’s citizens into Canada to help slow global warming . Trudeau will be ignored by China like a annoying fly .

    Reply

  • Avatar

    Spurwing Plover

    |

    There one eco-wacko book aimed at kids that claims that the chinsees farmers us foot pumps to pump water and their better then our electric pumps and and they get around mostly on bicycles of course their not going to mention the liviing hell the citizens of china live becuase of the Commies

    Reply

  • Avatar

    amirlach

    |

    Our Dear Leader “Small Potato”, as the Chinese like to call him, simply LOVES their “basic dictatorship”.

    Ironic fun fact. The US exceeded the Kyoto reduction targets which they never signed onto. Canada failed epically. “Why? The US embraced free market solutions. Canada went along with the failed wealth redistribution the left is so in love with. Transferring wealth from successful innovations like shale gas fracking to the failed and so called “renewables” simply did not produce results.

    Idiots can “badger” Trump all they want, he makes decisions based upon reality not the utterly invalidated “climate change” hypothesis.
    The Paris accord will also see the US exceed targets without any transfer of wealth, while Canada once again fails epically.

    Reply

  • Avatar

    Amber

    |

    Canada has chosen a socialist who claims budgets balance themselves .
    Someone is eventually going to be cleaning up one mother of a mess . Think Ontario on steroids .
    As long as the countries credit isn’t maxed out the silver spooned photo op prince will prance around flashing his sock collection .
    It takes no brains to run up other peoples credit card .

    Reply

  • Avatar

    JayPee

    |

    True-dough is such an A**HOLE
    I love that he keeps talking
    Proving my position

    Reply

  • Avatar

    Guy Moosburger

    |

    Trudeau is doing all the work for us to bring him down. If he’s still power after the next election Ill eat my shorts. And also Justin Trudeau does not have any degree relating to politics except I believe a Drama degree which he needs to act like a prime minister. So yeah he fooled us once.

    Reply

    • Avatar

      Sonnyhill

      |

      Pretty Boy is #1 with the urban youngsters . I doubt that he makes policy decisions. He’s just the face of the Liberals.
      I don’t know how they’ll dance around the $10 million award to the al qaida convicted murderer. He should have just disappeared into the witness protection program, as Tony Soprano would say.

      Reply

Leave a comment