Appeasing the Chinese Government "For the Climate" Makes No Sense
China's leaders have their own reasons to rapidly decarbonize and have already committed to achieving net zero greenhouse emissions.
China is the world’s largest polluter, responsible for 31% of global carbon emissions as of 2020. Moreover, about two thirds of the increase in global emissions since 2007 can be attributed to rising pollution from China. There is no effective response to climate change that excludes China.
The good news is that China’s leaders are keen on rapidly decarb…