James Hansen 24 February 2014
Counsellors Office of the State Council – Beijing, China
Summary of Key Points
Developed Countries Exceeded Carbon Budget – Climate is global; We will sink or sail together – Fossil fuels were used to reduce poverty
Developing World Requires Equal Opportunity – Fossil fuels must be phased our for climate – Alternative energy must be equal/better – Bonus: solve air pollution (health) problem
Suggest Approach & Cooperation – Rising domestic carbon fee, multiple benefits – Technology cooperation between China & U.S. – Nuclear power helps China reduce air pollution http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2014/20140224_Beijing35.pdf
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