China is destroying our world, and no one seems to mind.
Updated: Aug 22, 2021
China is destroying our world, literally. The nation that spews the most pollution while currently building hundreds of coal-fired power plants all over the world is also the one that dumps the most plastic and unrecoverable garbage into our oceans and eco system. China is doing all this while winning accolades from the media about joining the fraudulent “Paris agreement” and from NGOs like Greenpeace and WWF for its efforts to “fight global warming” and “steer an eventual path away from fossil fuels”, all being ridiculous lies.
Since 2011, China has consumed more coal than the rest of the world combined. China's carbon dioxide emissions passed those of the U.S. in 2005, and by 2012 had surpassed the combined contribution of both the U.S. and the EU. Should recent trends continue, China will be responsible for the most atmospheric carbon dioxide in less than 20 years.
If it wasn't bad enough that China is the biggest polluter in the world, it's also forcing other countries to continue to pollute by exporting its coal based power plants worldwide. China's overseas ventures include hundreds of electric power plants that burn coal, which is a significant emitter of the carbon scientifically linked to climate change. Edward Cunningham, a specialist on China and its energy markets at Harvard University stated that China is building or planning more than 300 coal plants in places as widely spread as Turkey, Vietnam, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Egypt and the Philippines. In one sense, China's push for coal is not surprising: China knows how to build coal plants and it's the world's largest coal consumer, drawing more than 70 percent of its electricity from coal. In neighboring Vietnam — a country highly dependent on coal — China is a major investor in the energy sector. China is involved in 15 coal power plants in operation, six under construction and at least two in the planning stages, according to Nguyen Thi Hang with Hanoi-based environmental group Green Innovation and Development Centre. He states that "China's investments in Vietnam is both good and bad but it is also coupled with negative impacts on people's health and livelihoods."
Chinese apologists and the media are always trying to mask China's pollution by using the ridiculous criteria of “pollution per capita”. Why is it ridiculous? Because if you measure which countries pollute based on per capita, the world's biggest polluters are Qatar, Kuwait, UAE and Saudi Arabia. Those top four combined don't come near the levels of pollution China pumps out, not even close. Another reason why it's completely ridiculous to use "per capita" as an indication on pollution by countries is because it removes China from the graph of top ten, or even top twenty of polluting countries. Using this criteria makes Luxemburg seems like a bigger polluter than China.
This is nothing but a smoke screen that was created by Chinese propaganda to cover up China's real impact on pollution and is spread around by its useful idiots and the media. Now under the 2016 “Paris agreements” China has no obligations whatsoever to do anything regarding its pollution by 2030. So while the media, “woke” celebrities and politicians like to tell everyone how the world is going to end in 10-15 years because of climate change and plastic straws, they never mention the fact that the biggest polluter in the world can basically continue to pump as much pollution as it likes into our atmosphere.
Xi Jinping, Barack Obama and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Jointly Attend the "Paris Agreement" conference in 2016.
If it wasn't bad enough that China is destroying the very air we breath, it's doing the same thing to our oceans and eco system. According to the new study, led by Jenna Jambeck, an assistant professor of environment engineering at the University of Georgia, an estimated eight million tonnes of waste plastic enters the oceans each year from the world's 192 countries with coastlines, based on 2010 data. China's heavily populated coastal cities contributed between 1.3 million and 3.5 million tonnes of the waste, the study found.
China produces about a third of the TOTAL plastic waste polluting the world’s oceans. The study reveals that of the 8m tonnes worldwide that pollute the sea every year up to 3.5m tonnes is from mainland Chinese cities. The environmental and health impacts of China's unregulated plastic dumping are immense: they pollute waterways, melting and burning the scraps released toxic pollutants into the air, and leftover pieces unfit for recycling were dumped directly into rivers and into the seas, causing massive polluting "plastic islands" that drift all across the oceans.
The worst thing about how China is mainly resposible for destroying the environment and our eco system is that there's zero awareness of this, in fact the media and environmentalists never ever mention how China and not the west, are mainly responsible for the environmental destruction we're witnessing on every level, from our atmosphere to our seas. While everyone is busy with what a Swedish kid has to say, cow farts and banning plastic straws, China is destroying our eco system, our planet, and no one seems to mind.