11 Apr '11, 12am

'China's Coal Addiction May Doom All Other Carbon Reduction Efforts': Image credit:banner he... th.bp #green #USRC

'China's Coal Addiction May Doom All Other Carbon Reduction Efforts': Image credit:banner he... th.bp #green #USRC

Image credit:banner heading from [Ask Heritage](http://www.askheritage.org/) website. Suppose those reports about China's beating the USA at the renewable energy game are just so much *Happy Talk* by pundits in denial. Every consider that possibility? It belongs with the darkest imaginable scenario, in which China's coal consumption overruns for decades all other national efforts to lower carbon emissions. A widespread view, here, that this is plausible would reinforce the notion that it is not worth it to invest further taxpayer money even in studying climate change. Only climate change adaptation would be left on the table as a worthwhile government intervention. A Heritage Foundation staffer is supporting that view - a look at the darkest possible future for humanity - and in doing so raises questions that we will certainly see raised in the next election campaign. So g...

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