China says it won't help on global warming...
No surprise here, really...again, I'll keep on saying it, global emissions of CO2 will continue to rise, no matter what. The only strategy for the world is adaptation.
China sought to head off expected pressure at an upcoming international climate change meeting, saying Thursday that global warming largely remained a problem for richer countries to tackle.
With a juggernaut economy and a consumer car-buying frenzy, China is expected to soon surpass the United States as the world's biggest emitter of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming. That has made China a growing focus for some foreign governments and activist groups searching for solutions to climate change at next month's U.N. meeting on the Indonesian island of Bali.
Staking out ground ahead of that meeting, officials with China's national weather agency and the Foreign Ministry unveiled a television documentary on climate change and outlined government efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, they struck an uncompromising note, saying that success at Bali depends chiefly on richer countries.
"The key point is to have developed countries continue to fulfill their obligations to reduce their gas emissions after 2012," Foreign Ministry official Song Dong said at a news conference.