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Fudge off!

November 26, 2009

This below from the Beeb.

Here comes the fudge. The Chinese get to talk about carbon intensity, the Yanks get to measure from 2005 baseline. And while the Antarctic melts, and the Amazon is gonna go, and the methan is gonna burp, what are we supposed to do, asides an asinine march? Beats me*…

China has unveiled its first firm target for limiting greenhouse gas emissions, two weeks before a global summit on climate change in Copenhagen.

Beijing said it would aim to reduce its “carbon intensity” by 40-45% by the year 2020, compared with 2005 levels.

Carbon intensity, China’s preferred measurement, is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted for each unit of GDP.

But our correspondent says it does not mean China’s overall levels of carbon dioxide will start falling.

* well, there’s always, you know, local action. It’s equally futile, but makes more sense, sort of.

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