Thursday, April 23, 2009

Want Clean Air? Look East--to PRChina

While we're (loosely) on the thread of destroying American (and Wisconsin) manufacturing...

...the doomsayers seem strangely fixated on overcoming any climate crisis mainly by imposing greater burdens on a U.S. manufacturing base that is already very efficient but still cutting emissions substantially – even in the face of recession and unfair foreign, especially Chinese, competition

It’s as though a perverse, anti-American manufacturing attitude infects the nation’s capital. ...Washington has been so obsessed with the banks that it has paid scant attention to the extreme crisis in manufacturing; and it is manufacturing, not banking, that can actually create the plants, jobs, technology, products, and widespread wealth necessary for recovery – and do so in a climate-conscious way.

Gee. That sounded kinda familiar...

...China’s emissions performance is in a league of its own. The People’s Republic has just exceeded America as the world’s larger emitter in absolute terms, and according to some estimates, is currently producing 14 percent more greenhouse gases than the United States. Moreover, the U.S. Department of Energy projects that, from 2005 to 2030, China will generate fully 47 percent of the projected global increase in greenhouse gas emissions, and the third world as a whole will produce more than 86 percent.

Yup. Crucify US manufacturing with "carbon taxes," and order MORE goods from China--which emits more carbon today than does the entire USA...

1 comment:

Deekaman said...

The assumption is that there is a climate crisis. My own "lyin' eyes" don't see it.

What really surprises me is, as I watched nearly 100 UAW members walk out the door, how many of them wore Obama t-shirts.

Staggering.