Trump accused of “seriously hampering” fight against climate change

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China on Wednesday accused the United States of "seriously hampering" the fight against climate change after its leaders met with harsh attacks from US President Trump in the UN General Assembly.

By withdrawing from international agreements aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions, the US failed in its "duty" and "refuses to take minimal measures to protect the planet,"  said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Wang Wenbin.

Trump, a climate change skeptic who abandoned the Paris Agreement, said the day before in his virtual and prerecorded speech at the United Nations General Assembly, that his country has "an exceptional performance" in the environmental matter and lashed out "the endemic pollution of China", in a speech filled with self-praise that seemed more directed to his base than world leaders.

Chinese President Xi Jinping announced for the first time the goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2060.

"Our goal is to have a maximum of CO2 emissions before 2030 and reach carbon neutrality before 2060," Xi said.

Beijing will increase its climate commitments under the Paris climate agreement, he added.

| These commitments are freely set by each signatory country, but they are binding and are supposed to be periodically revised upwards.

"We call on all countries to take decisive measures to comply with this agreement," added the Chinese president, implicitly underlining that the United States, the world's second-largest emitter, will withdraw from the pact in November, according to a Trump decision.

The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, congratulated Beijing on Twitter for its announcement on the climate but warned that there is "much to do".

At the UN, the China of Xi Jinping and the United States of Donald Trump expressed their disagreements on other issues, starting with the management of the new coronavirus pandemic.

Six weeks before the presidential elections, Donald Trump, behind his rival Joe Biden in the polls, harshly criticized Beijing's handling of the pandemic, referring to COVID-19 as "the Chinese virus."

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"We must hold the nation that unleashed this plague on the world, China, responsible," Trump said in his speech, in which he promised to "distribute a vaccine" and "end the pandemic" that has killed more than 200,000 people in his country, more than in any other nation in the world.

Xi said for his part that his country "has no intention of entering a Cold War." The Chinese president deplored the "politicization" of the fight against COVID-19, which has left almost a million dead in the world, and without naming the United States, asked not to fall "into the trap of a clash between civilizations."

The Chinese ambassador to the UN, Zhang Jun accused Trump of spreading "a political virus" in the General Assembly.



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Jbbrown

There's a much better chance of seeing Santa Claus, the tooth fairy, honest democrat or a Unicorn then there is of seeing effects from global warming.

1 month ago
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Kamala

Climate hoax is a massive wealth redistribution scheme. Trump is stamping it out!

1 month ago
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Oh ya

Ajd... https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/new-dinosaur-cousin-of-t-rex-discovered-in-arctic-1.2570982

1 month ago
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sral

I despise the Chinese dictatorship, but one has to admit he nailed the problem with trump and his denialism. So the trump dictatorship follows his puppet master, señor Vladimir Putin down the path of failure. Why are all these anti-science, anti-socialists, anti-life folks sucking up to KGB agent trump? The orange one must be a socialist to kiss Putin´s ass.

1 month ago
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Oh ya

At present, CO2 levels have reached over 400 ppm (parts per million), standing at 408ppm in November of 2019 The last time CO2 levels are estimated to have been this high (according to various reports) is anywhere from 3 to 20 million years ago. Stop crying Ajd we all are wrong at some point in our lives. Use the way back machine and look things up for yourself

1 month ago
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Pedasi

There was a gringo in Las Tablas that swore he burned tires every earth day just to piss off the climate alarmists. Haven't seen him in a couple of years maybe antifa finally caught up to him hahaha.

1 month ago
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Coiba

Good one jb. Hey Volunteer is it too late to ask for a refund? Climate change is not a serious topic so all humor is welcome lol.

1 month ago
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Jbbrown

A little girl was talking to her teacher about climate change. The teacher said this is the first anthropogenic climate change we ever had. The little girl stated that the biblical flood was another. Irritated, the teacher reiterated that it is the first; at that time it was impossible. The little girl said, "When I get to heaven I will ask Noah". The teacher asked, "What if Noah went to hell?" The little girl replied, "Then you ask him".

1 month ago
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Volunteer

I bought property in Tennessee 20 years ago when Al Gore was promising global warming and rising sea levels. I am still waiting on the ocean front property I was promised! Now we have the clueless AOC telling us we have less than 10 years before the world ends from global warming. Sorry AOC but fool me once.... the climate extremists even march out an ugly preteen Greta to try and shame people into accepting the hoax. It's like the boy who cried wolf, no one wants to listen to the global warming nonsense. There are bigger issues in the world now.

1 month ago
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TC

It appears nobody has bothered to read the scientific article that shows the main source of increasing carbon dioxide (greater than the human contribution) is from subsea volcanic activity. Maybe read at least the introduction before making these definitive statements. It is not a uninteresting as you think. https://www.principia-scientific.org/volcanic-carbon-dioxide.html/

1 month ago
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Harry

Well Hickabod Crane if your waiting on global warming your going to starve to death. Your neighbors will die of old age first LOL.😂

1 month ago
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Ajd

While I am tempted to simply ignore Oh ya's overly simplistic response, it is clear that the age old tenet that "a little knowledge is dangerous" rings true once again. We are graced with another "stable genius"!! Mankind has coexisted with plants since the beginning of time. So what has changed.....two things...1. Millions and millions more people and 2. the unrelenting burning of fossil fuels that generates an OVERABUNDANCE OF CO2 into the atmosphere. Combine the two and this finite system we call earth is taxed to the extreme. You can deny it all you want, but it is inexorable. Just like the sun will come up tomorrow, so too will the polar ice caps continue to melt, so too will the air and water quality throughout america and other similar places continue to deteriorate, so too will temperatures continue to rise. Unfortunately so too will people like Oh ya, and humpty, continue to deny what is right in front of their face..... that there is a better and more beneficial way forward that guarantees a better quality of life for more that just the dwindling number of the 1% who can buy their way out of the hell that is fast approaching for most. Stupidity is truly not admirable. It is extremely dangerous in these perilous times.

1 month ago
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Oh ya

A demtards idea on CO2 . Never mind that plants need CO2 to live and we humans need plants to live lets get rid of CO2 and we can buy our food at the super market. You just can't make this stuff up folks. In history CO2 levels were way higher than they are now. Must have been from Fred and Barney

1 month ago
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Oh ya

Thats the point i was trying to make to you without calling you a nutjob

1 month ago
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Ajd

Oh ya...stupidity is never admirable. Try to understand that.

1 month ago
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Oh ya

Ajd we normal folks think you should move back to CA and continue your fight there. You would be way more useful there yhan here. CA needs you more now than ever before. We will miss your posts but we will try to hold yourselves together. Take your fight for mankind where it is needed most.

1 month ago
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Oh ya

Ajd we normal folks think you should move back to CA and continue your fight there. You would be way more useful there yhan here. CA needs you more now than ever before. We will miss your posts but we will try to hold yourselves together. Take your fight for mankind where it is needed most.

1 month ago
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Ajd

I can only think that you right wing nut jobs who constantly deny climate change are just so old that, since you expect to die soon, you really don"t give a damn about the rest of us. You continue to believe that the global climate changes that are happening right before your "lying eyes" are not real. You continue to lionize the biggest fool with the most power who barely knows how to wipe his fat butt each morning. Yes, China was responsible for the virus, but humpty was directly responsible for its devastating impact on america. Glaring american "exceptionalism" coupled with its supreme lack of common sense is driving the totally shallow self-confidence that allows people like you lemmings to pontificate daily with your ridiculous comments that fly in the face of "proven" science. The fossil fuel industry has spent its money wisely because it has successfully convinced the mindless masses that there is only one way forward. So we see the multiple more powerful hurricanes, the more massive and frequent wildfires, the fast melting polar regions, the impending food crises......all descending on a world controlled by fools like the orange dotard and his loyal lemmings. As global temperatures continue to rise, expect more and more of the above. So while you rail against the left wing and science, realize that despite, and in spite of people like you, real change is coming, both globally and socially. You would do well to prepare yourself, or simply shoot yourself in the head to spare yourself the awful agony of seeing your grandchildren look like that brown and intelligent person you so despise.

1 month ago
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TC

It turns out that undersea volcaloes have much more influence than Trump. See: https://www.principia-scientific.org/volcanic-carbon-dioxide.html/

1 month ago
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Oh ya

Well thank you newsroom panama for running another hit piece on trump. God know you have nothing else to do. But maybe you could buy a server faster than the Commodore 64 you are using so it does not take 10 minutes for each story to load. Go check panatimes and see how fast theirs loads

1 month ago
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Virgil E Eaves Jr

This would be like an inch worm calling the cheeta slow. Oh well, any port for TDS, right?

1 month ago
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Bgodiver

Interesting... Carbon emissions under Trump are down seven and a half percent in the United States but the article doesn't seem to mention how much they have been reduced in China under Xi.

1 month ago
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Flat Rabbit

It’s ironic how you pathetic science deniers depend on a science driven platform to disseminate your willful ignorance.

1 month ago
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Hickabod Crane

This whole climate apocalypse has been very disappointing. I haven't even been able to eat my neighbors yet.

1 month ago
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Jbbrown

Umm how do you hamper a hoax? Thank God Trump gets another 4 years to hold these eco terrorists at bay!!!!

1 month ago
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