Barack Obama’s “Climate Deal” With China


FACT SHEET: U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change and Clean Energy Cooperation |

In 2014, President Obama announced a “breakthrough climate agreement with China.”

Over the twelve months after the historic deal, China approved 155 new coal fired power plants, almost one every other day.


an astounding 155 planned projects received a permit this year alone, with total capacity equal to nearly 40 percent of operational coal power plants in the United States.

Glut of Coal-Fired Plants Casts Doubts on China’s Energy Priorities – The New York Times

China’s CO2 emissions are skyrocketing, and will continue to do so for at least the next 15 years.


Climate Goals Pledged by China and the U.S. – The New York Times

China is not worried about sea level rise. They are financing a new runway in the Maldives.


HaveeruOnline – Maldives, China near pact on airport runway

China had 1,800 famines from 108 BC to 1931, which killed hundreds of millions of people.


15 Jun 1931, Page 6 – at

A single flood in China in 1931, killed three million people.


30 Sep 1931 – CHINA’S FLOOD Yangtse Aftermath Sufferers Number…

China’s leadership is more than happy to play along with Barack Obama’s efforts to wreck the US economy – but it has nothing to do with climate.

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18 Responses to Barack Obama’s “Climate Deal” With China

  1. Gail Combs says:

    Lord Monckton: ‘The Texas Talent will replace the dollar’

    ….Several publications have reported that China now owns significant public infrastructure in the contiguous United States and has requested public land and “special economic zones” free from U.S. labor controls as collateral on future loans.

  2. Gail Combs says:

    Take a good look at this chart. CO2 emissions are an indication of economic activity.

    Clinton talked Congress into ratifying the World Trade Organization in 1995. China became a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on 11 December 2001 thanks to Clinton’s efforts on behalf of China. Clinton’s betrayal of the USA in return for Chinese campaign donations.

    Now another very destructive trade agreement is on the table, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Clinton’s wife is making a bid for president.

    To bad US citizens can not bring charges of treason against politicians. We could easily clean house if we could.

    • Jason Calley says:

      One of the failings of the old US Constitution is that there was no provision for ordinary citizens to remove politicians from office. Actually, I should say, “Outside of the Second Amendment there was no provision to remove politicians from office” but most people really do not like to engage in violence if there is another choice. There should have been some sort of popular recall provision.

  3. DD More says:

    Yes, this is actually what China agreed to.

    From the FACT SHEET: U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change and Clean Energy Cooperation

    At the same time, President Xi Jinping of China announced targets to peak CO2 emissions around 2030, with the intention to try to peak early, and to increase the non-fossil fuel share of all energy to around 20 percent by 2030.

    In political spin talk, China will grow CO2 at the rate they want till 2030, then will increase the mix of non-fossil fuel (think nuclear power, thorium reactors & hydro growth of 3X the size of the Gorges Dam). Their planned growth doesn’t need what the West considers ‘renewable s’. If you actually look at China Power future growth plan, Obama gave away the store to get exactly what China was planning to do anyway.Even if they don’t change or make the targets, what is the penalty? Remember, as some have said, “Communists always lie.”

    And that 20% “Non-Fossil Fuel Share”
    According to the latest round of statistical data issued by CEC, China’s nation-wide electricity generation reached 5550TW hours in 2014, for year-on-year growth of 3.6%.

    In 2014, nationwide hydropower generation breached the 1000 TW hour threshold for the first time in history to reach 1070TW hours,
    1070 TW / 5550 TW = 19.23 %

    Despite China’s ongoing push for expanded wind power capacity, usage hours for wind power installations fell by 120 hours last year to 1905 hours. Nationwide grid-connected wind power generation nonetheless posted a year-on-year gain of 12.2%, to reach 156.3 TW hours.
    156.3 TW / 5550 TW = 02.82 %

    China’s grid-connected solar power capacity also posted an impressive increase in 2014, rising by 67.0% year-on-year to reach 26.52GW by the end of December 2014. Nationwide grid-connected solar power generation reached 23.11 TW hours in 2014, for a year-on-year increase of 170.8%.
    23.11 TW / 5550 TW = 00.42%

    Nationwide nuclear power generation in 2014 was 126.2 TW hours, for a year-on-year increase of 13.2% Usage times fell 385 hours year-on-year to 7489 hours on average.
    126.2 TW/ 5550 TW = 02.28 %

    19.23+2.28 = 21.51 % – They are meeting the agreement now.

  4. manicbeancounter says:

    To properly understand CO2 emissions you need to look at emissions per capita.
    In a fully mature economy emissions per capita stop rising. In some countries they can fall, like they have in the US since 1973 and the EU as a whole since 1980. China’s “promise” to stop emissions rising after 2030 are just a forecast of the inevitable as they become a mature economy
    Below is a graph I have produced with data from alarmist website “Climate Interactive”. The forecast figures are then used to compare against policy. For developed economies like the USA they forecast emissions will rise. So any worthless bit of policy paper will turn out to be a great success. China’s “do nothing” policy makes an even bigger difference.
    Meanwhile, in India, which is currently about 20 years behind China on the emissions growth path, the forecast is that current high levels of economic and emissions growth will diminish. So the likely real emissions growth in a country with no policy is emasculated.
    The story of the policy fiddle is a greater scandal than NASA Gistemp adjustments.
    Fuller details, with references are below.

  5. manicbeancounter says:

    Climate Interactive is only an activist group. But the UNFCCC, who organize all the climate conferences, make even bigger claims, despite their own experts claiming that that global policy is useless.

  6. Roland Hirsch says:

    The Chinese “agreement” to peak emissions of carbon dioxide by 2030 will be especially easy due to the incredible population collapse that China is undergoing. I do not have all the references handy, but here is one:
    At the end of the third paragraph: “… a steep decline since 2010 in the number of Chinese aged between 18 and 22, from 121m to 89m this year.” Later it is estimated that the number will decline to about 70 million in 2021.

    Another more recent article states that the number of Chinese aged 40 to 49 is DOUBLE the number 0 to 9. By 2030 those in their 40s will be entering their 60s, when energy use starts to drop, and the young group will be entering adulthood.

    These data make clear that China will automatically meet the peaking of their emissions by 2030 (or earlier) because of the drop in population.

  7. The more I read the original text of climate protocols the more it seems that “developed” is the preferred acronym os “communist” of “socialist.” The more communist or socialist the country, the less often it appears on the list of those required, by force of proposed treaties and law, to sacrifice for the common good before the individual good. Is this just my impression?

  8. Absence of U.S.temperature spikes coincided with the 1927 Mississippi flood, but there was a tall bar for 1931, when the Yangtze flooded (this in the Jan 18 snowfall post). Where would you look for Chinese temperature data for 1931? Might a huge wet spot have a damping effect there?

  9. willys36 says:

    When I hear these jokers ‘negotiate’ I can’t help thinking of Wimpy, “give me a hamburger today and I’ll gladly pay you on Thursday!” That dates me doesn’t it?

  10. willys36 says:

    You must admit, we need to highly admire the constraint shown by China, N. Korea, Iran, etc., for not laughing out loud when they bulldoze over the effeminate US negotiation team lead by Mr. Heinz representing bicycle riding Barry.

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