China’s government says it's cracking down on the illegal expansion of its coal and steel industries and investing in wind and solar to combat pollution.
Meanwhile, emissions are on the rise and 1.36M people per year die from breathing in toxic pollutants.
This is real pollution that needs to be cleaned up.
Canada’s Prime Minister will have a chance to address this issue when he meets with Chinese politicians to discuss free trade and climate change.
Trudeau says a strong relationship with China means a better Canada, but do we really believe he can convince China to do anything about this crisis?
Not only is China the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases on the planet, but they’re also the largest contributor to a recent increase in global GHGs.
China did invest heavily in the solar industry and manufacture panels cheaply. In fact, they’re putting US solar companies out of business because they just can’t compete.
But, while China may produce panels, actual solar power in the country is wasted because it fails to reach the grid due to inadequate connections.
Meanwhile, North Americans bend over backwards to implement expensive green strategies to combat pollution but nothing we do will negate China’s emissions which are almost double those of Canada and the US combined!
Despite what Trudeau says, a strong relationship with China only means they get a free pass on pollution.