Report: China emissions exceed all developed nations combined

A new report by the Rhodium group has concluded that China emits more greenhouse gases than the rest of the developed world, combined.

China emitted 27 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases in 2019. The US was the second-largest emitter at 11 percent while India was third with 6.6 percent of emissions, the think tank said.

China’s emissions more than tripled over the previous three decades, as you can see in the bar chart race video below.

Per capita emissions in China are still far lower than in the United States, but China’s per capita emissions have tripled over the last 20 years.

China’s emissions are only going to grow from here because the country built the equivalent of 40 Minnesota coal plants in 2020, and the communist country has no scruples about selling solar panels made with slave labor to the United States while ramping up its coal use at home.

Unfortunately, liberal politicians in Minnesota seem to believe that if we enact economy-killing regulations at home, we will somehow be spared the brunt of emissions elsewhere. This simply isn’t true. There is no “climate passover,” and there is no climate heaven.

Even President Biden has admitted as much, stating:

“The United States accounts, as all of you know, for less than 15 percent of carbon emissions. The rest of the world accounts for 85 percent. That’s why I kept my commitment to rejoin the Paris Accord, because if we do everything perfectly, it’s not going to matter.” 

Mandating the use of wind turbines, solar panels, and electric cars may sit well with the liberal base, but these policies mandate the use of inefficient and uncompetitive energy sources and this harms all Minnesota families.