Climate change: Major emitters accused of blocking progress at UN talks

Read the Story

Show Top Comments

What I don’t get is why the bbc would write an article like this but use this ridiculous picture as the thumbnail. It’s like they don’t want people to take this seriously.


Climate change would have too big an effect on those countries economies to want to do anything about it. Appealing to their sense of helping humanity isn’t helping so how do you get them to change their stance? Or how do we side step them eg trade embargoes


“”Brazil, Saudi Arabia, India and China were “part of the problem”. “” So is Russia, one of the top five that as far as I know is doing nothing. But China more than any other needs to be brought onboard. In the last eighteen months China has developed enough coal station power to provide all the energy requirements of 31 million homes. In the pipeline are a further 148 Gigawatts of coal power. They are also building coal power stations outside China at something like a 25% discount. People who constantly campaign in the US and EU need to wake up to the fact that the world could go carbon zero except for China, India and Russia and CO2 output would stay at 40% of what it is today.


How much of an asshole do you have to be to be filthy rich and still want to burn the world down to be a little richer (which will have no effect in your life because of how rich you already are).


Implies the UN is capable of making progress in anything.