China and Humanity’s “Transition:” Will China Succeed Where “The West” Has Failed? | EV & N – 265 – CCTV


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Can China — the world’s largest carbon emitter — lead the world’s economies beyond their current fossil fuel dependence?  Can China move the world away from the illusion of perpetual growth on a finite planet to the logic of global sustainability instead?

Despite increases in efficiency China’s energy growth responding its expanding demand has not led to a decline in the combustion of fossil fuels.  For this reason, while all China’s advances in energy technologies are very welcome and should be celebrated, they are not sufficient to bring down global atmospheric carbon levels to anywhere near what is necessary for a stable climate.

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