Financial Times: China should adopt carbon caps to improve its popularity

Because totalitarianism goes down smoother with junk science-based policy?

The FT comments:

… playing a constructive role would alter at a stroke the world’s perception of a prickly rising power unwilling to contribute to a global system of rules. China’s dominance would be accepted less grudgingly if it exercised power with commensurate responsibility. It would gain influence in global standard-setting, whether in carbon reduction or other areas. Therein lies Beijing’s true prize.

Read more at the Financial Times.

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2 responses to “Financial Times: China should adopt carbon caps to improve its popularity

  1. China *already* has more ‘influence’ than anybody else. They are at the top of the heap, and no longer need to impress anyone.
    Who needs ‘popularity’ when you are in CONTROL!

  2. luisadownunder

    China? Commensurate responsibility? HaaaHaaaaHaaaHaaaa

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