China is not the only country that is playing the useful green idiots of the west for suckers. China has done a great job of getting them on side by meaningless green gestures and now India has got into the game.
First Mr Modi played hard to get, threatening to boycott the meeting, then he turned up and sensationally signed on to the net zero quest! That looked like a triumph for net zero except that he pushed the target out to 2070 which is effectively meaningless.
Now he has gone one better and completely put a spoke in the wheel. After the captains and the kings departed the smaller people are quabbling over the spoils that they might be able to extract from us. His king hit is to demand a trillion in hard cash for India alone by 2030.
Lets see if they can get an agreement on that from the western nations who will have to foot the bill.
The demand comes after India’s surprise announcement at the opening of COP26 negotiations in Glasgow, Scotland, that it would set an ambitious new goal to reach net-zero emissions by 2070. In his speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that rich countries should provide as much as $1 trillion in climate finance.
On Wednesday, Indian officials clarified their demands. They want $1 trillion in funds just for India by 2030 — ten times more than the unmet $100 billion a year for all poor countries sought under previous deals. Over a decade, that would mean advanced economies have to give India the same amount of funds they’ve promised for all poor countries.
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Ha ha ha. Gold!
Modi calling out the west to see just how stupid we are. He reckons we are too stupid to survive. You wouldn’t want to bet against him.
When you consider the amount of pointless, stupid waste that goes on in our economy, and the number of countries and people who want to live off other’s real wealth creation, it truly is a wonder we have an economy at all.
Normalcy bias makes one think that sanity must surely prevail before it all collapses. I don’t think it’s a bias that will help us get through what these schmucks have in store for us. Everything is ‘normal’, until it isn’t.
As I posted elsewhere, China gets away with everything because they are bizarrely considered a developing nation. If they are considered a developing nation, how is that they have:
– The fourth largest nuclear weapons holder
– The largest land army
– The third largest airforce
– The largest navy
– Hypersonic missiles
– A Space station
– A Mars rover
– World leading 5G technology
– World leading AI
– World leading semiconductor manufacturing etc
If anything, Australia is a developing country compared to China and India. Once we are fully carbon neutral, we’ll most definitely be a developing country as we revert back to the horse and plough.
Well no price is too high to save the planet! We need to vaccinate mother earth against the CO2 that is poisoning her.
Give India $t right now – go print it off! We know they are not at all corrupt and will definitely work to shut industry and appease Gaia. The cooler Spring here and absence of global warming is already evidence that she may have mercy on us.
(felt like filling in for SHY )
Inja – net year zero by 2070 while demanding a trillion dollars in cash from western taxpayers by 2030.
How could this be construed as anything other than taking the piss?
Western societies are governed by the most staggeringly stupid and preposterous ruling class in history.
What rabz said is also my view
30 trillion to India? Nigerian scammers should hang their heads in shame.
Great trolling by Modi! 🙂
Milking old, paternalistic rulings by the UN for all their worth.
Aided and abetted by paid patsies, stooges and useful idiots among the Communist-curious ‘intelligentsia’ of the West. And a lot of the latter is political nostalgia from old ex-Soviet and ex-Maoist sympathisers and the scions and surrogates of the same.
Thanks johanna, I should have said he was trolling!
Actually the Chinese have upped the standard of trolling with their latest gambit that the useful idiots in the media have interpreted as a concession. Adam Crighton in The Australian got it right.
“As the gap between the reality of rising greenhouse gas emissions and the rhetoric about cutting them becomes ever larger, international climate “agreements” have become ever more farcical.”
“The latest between the US and China, the world’s two largest emitters, is a gem of the genre.”