CHINA TELLS TRUMP THAT CLIMATE CHANGE IS NO HOAX IT INVENTED...

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China couldn’t have invented global warming as a hoax to harm U.S. competitiveness because it was Donald Trump’s Republican predecessors who started climate negotiations in the 1980s, China’s Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin said...

China has explained to Donald Trump why they could not have invented global warming, as the future leader of the free world tweeted out back in 2012.

At a United Nations conference in Marrakesh on Wednesday, China's Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin gave the president-elect a brief history lesson, explaining that it was in fact US Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, Trump's Republican predecessors, who started up global climate negotiations in the 1980s.

“If you look at the history of climate change negotiations, actually it was initiated by the IPCC with the support of the Republicans during the Reagan and senior Bush administration during the late 1980s,” Liu told reporters, according to Bloomberg.

Back in 2012, Trump made his infamous tweet calling global warming a "hoax" invented by the Chinese. During the campaign season, while still firmly maintaining his posture as a climate change denier, he distanced himself from this particular comment.

“I did not say that. I do not say that. I do not say that," Trump responded when Hillary Clinton accused him during the first presidential debate of saying the thing that he said.

In January of this year, Trump clarified to Fox & Friends that the tweet was a joke... sort of:

Well, I think the climate change is just a very, very expensive form of tax. A lot of people are making a lot of money. I know much about climate change. I'd be — received environmental awards. And I often joke that this is done for the benefit of China. Obviously, I joke. But this is done for the benefit of China, because China does not do anything to help climate change. They burn everything you could burn; they couldn't care less. They have very — you know, their standards are nothing. But they — in the meantime, they can undercut us on price. So it's very hard on our business.

While many aspects of a Trump presidency frighten most Americans, his resistance to terrifying scientific evidence regarding humanity's role in climate change is perhaps at the top of the list. So far, it's unclear what stance Trump will take as president on global warming and other environmental issues; however, his previous statements, such as pledging to pull out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, already have people anointing China -- China! -- as the new leader in the fight against global warming.

For its part, China has warned Trump against pulling out of the landmark agreement that the world's two biggest greenhouse gas emitters agreed to in September. Other world leaders, like French President Francois Hollande, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Brazilian Environment Minister Sarney Filho have also expressed their concerns over Trump's climate change policy.

China couldn’t have invented global warming as a hoax to harm U.S. competitiveness because it was Donald Trump’s Republican predecessors who started climate negotiations in the 1980s, China’s Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin said...

U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush supported the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in initiating global warming talks even before China knew that negotiations to cut pollution were starting, Liu told reporters at United Nations talks on Wednesday in Marrakech, Morocco.

Ministers and government officials from almost 200 countries gathered in Marrakech this week are awaiting a decision by President-elect Trump on whether he’ll pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change. The tycoon tweeted in 2012 that the concept of global warming “was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” China’s envoy rejected that view.

“If you look at the history of climate change negotiations, actually it was initiated by the IPCC with the support of the Republicans during the Reagan and senior Bush administration during the late 1980s,” Liu told reporters during an hour-long briefing.

Reagan’s Legacy

While Reagan died in 2004, George Schulz, who served as his secretary of state, has become one of the most prominent Republicans voicing concern about climate change and urging action.

“The potential results are catastrophic,” said Schulz, 95, in an interview with Bloomberg in 2014. “So let’s take out an insurance policy.”

Increased U.S. efforts to curb emissions through investing in new cleaner technologies and manufacturing could actually boost U.S. competitiveness, Liu countered. “That’s why I hope the Republican’s administration will continue to support this process.”

A fortnight of discussions in Marrakech were thrust into the spotlight last week by Trump’s victory. The negotiating texts being drafted by delegates and officials in north African country were suddenly overshadowed by a uncertain political future cast by Trump’s shadow over the two-decade-old process.

Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who helped secure the Paris Agreement last year, said the majority of U.S. citizens back action on climate change and tried to assuage concern.

“No one has a right to make decisions for billions of people based solely on ideology,” he said. “Climate change shouldn’t be a partisan issue. It isn’t a partisan issue for our military. It isn’t a partisan issue for our intelligence community.”

China’s President Xi Jinping underlined the importance of cooperation between the two largest economies when he spoke to Trump on Monday, said Liu, who added China will continue its fight against climate change “whatever the circumstances.”

He added that richer nations should take more responsibility than poor countries for financing the fight against climate change, in line with the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change. “Of course we’re still expecting developed countries including the United States will continue to take the lead on mitigating climate change,” he said.

November 16, 2016 — 9:38 AM CST

source: http://www.bloomberg.com/

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