China’s carbon reduction target looks elusive as banks keep throwing cash at coal mines and power plants, undercutting Xi Jinping’s plan to slash fossil fuels

American and Canadian banks led almost half of the US$3.8 trillion in global fossil fuel financing deals over the past five years. European, UK, Chinese and Japanese financial institutions pale…

Will John Kerry Sell Out Chinese Human Rights to Win a Global Climate Agreement?

John Kerry insists he will not compromise on pressuring China to improve treatment of persecuted minorities like Christians and Uighurs, to win a global climate agreement. But I’m not sure…

China Promises to Stop Giving Anal Swab Covid Tests to US Diplomats

Following a complaint from the US State Department, China has promised to stop shoving swabs up the rectums of US diplomats.

FP: China’s Belt and Road is a “Silk Road with Green Energy”

Foreign Policy Magazine fantasising about China rolling out a green energy revolution via its Belt and Road initiative, like it is already happening.

SCMP: China Teaching Children to Limit their Climate Activism

According to the South China Morning Post, China wants kids to learn about climate change, but is trying to moderate the message to encourage children to focus on personal climate…

US Customs: China Flooded the USA with Counterfeit Covid Tests and Masks in 2020

According to the US Government CBP Trade and Travel report, 51% of the counterfeit or substandard Covid-19 test kits, masks and drugs seized by US Customs in FY2020 originated in…

China nixes Antony Blinken climate appeal over Uighur genocide claims

WASHINGTON — China’s Communist government smacked-down Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s appeals to work together on climate change after he said he agreed that the Chinese government’s treatment of Uighur…

Rare earths first? Or last?

Biden’s Green New Deal won’t work without mining, especially for rare earth elementsDuggan Flanakin As Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take the reins of government and launch their program to…

Study: Global Warming will Impact Children’s Nutrition

According to a new study, global warming will reduce the nutritional quality of children’s diets in poor countries. But the biggest predictor of nutritional quality was not climate, it was…

Surprise! Chinese Coal Output has Risen to 2015 Levels, Undermining Climate Pledges

Who could have imagined the possibility Chinese President Xi Jinping’s climate rhetoric does not exactly accord with what is happening on the ground?

Record cold weather in China sends power demand through the roof

Frigid weather across north Asia has caught utilities and liquefied natural gas importers off guard as demand for power lowered inventories and pushed spot prices to record levels.

Which of These is 2020’s Greatest “Crime against Humanity”

From The Savvy Street.com By Vinay Kolhatkar Article 7 of the Rome Statute states: For the purpose of this Statute, ‘crime against humanity’ means any of the following acts when committed…

China recolonizes Africa

Harvard University China specialist Edward Cunningham says China is building, planning or financing more than 300 coal plants, in places as widespread as Turkey, Egypt, Vietnam, Indonesia, Bangladesh and the…

Iced Covered Wind Turbines Hamper China’s Efforts to Retire Coal

Guest essay by Eric Worrall As China struggles with a surge in energy demand brought on by their economic recovery and a cold snap, the reputation of wind power has…

China’s Green NGO Climate Propaganda Enablers

Beijing doesn’t even need to pay for the propaganda work it wants to do inside the United States. The San Francisco-based NGO, Energy Foundation China, has disbursed over $330 million…

Claim: China’s Covid-19 Recovery is Not Green Enough

Despite recent promises by President Xi Jinping that China has embraced firm CO2 targets, analysts are concerned that China still appears to be investing a lot of capital into expanding…

China Suffering Mass Blackouts Following Aussie Coal Embargo

Millions of Chinese are suffering severe power supply problems, brownouts and blackouts. According to media reports the problems have been caused by fuel shortages, following Xi Jinping’s embargo of Australian…

Australia: Chinese Embargo of High Quality Aussie Coal is Increasing CO2 Emissions

According to the Australian Government, the Chinese Embargo of Australian Coal is increasing CO2 emissions, because the coal China is burning instead is lower quality. But there is a much…

Climate change: Have countries kept their promises?

When you are sea-sick, always remember to go to the leeward (downwind) side of the boat, so that you don’t get your own back. The UK and EU have made…

Biden’s Coming China Headache: Climate Change And “Developing Countries”

A Biden presidency, which now seems most likely, will have plenty on its foreign policy plate, ranging from relations with Russia, China and Europe to the Iran question in the…

Chinese Lunar Landing Mission Challenges US Space Supremacy

An in-progress low key Chinese robotic sample and return mission is challenging the commonly held assumption that the USA is still the dominant player in deep space missions.

China Accuses Italy of Being the Source of Covid-19

China still has not accepted that shortcomings of their system of government, such as their mistreatment of whistleblowers, decision paralysis in times of crisis, and lack of a free press…

CMIP6 adds more value in simulating extreme temperatures in China

Climate models have provided an avenue for studying the possible changes in extreme temperatures in the future; and in this respect, to ease of comparison across models from different modelling…

The Guardian: “China has started to ‘walk the walk’ on climate crisis”

No criticism for China? The Guardian is praising China for cleaning up pollution, and attacking the USA over President Trump leaving the Paris Agreement. But as is often the case…