China caught emitting ACTUAL harmful greenhouse gases while ignorant AOC claims USA is the problem
By JD Heyes
For reasons that they will have to explain someday, Democrats hate America and everything she stands for in the world and that her citizens have accomplished, as evidenced by the way they talk about our country and portray us to the rest of the world.
For instance, though the United States has been at the forefront of development for a century, Democrats believe that nothing good has come from a period of time spanning the Industrial Revolution to the modern era of constantly evolving technology.
Our biggest contribution to the world, they claim, hasn’t been the wonderful devices, tools, and conveniences we have invented and shared with the world. No — our biggest contribution is destruction of the planet, bad health outcomes, and death.
In particular, Democrats and their socialist allies like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, say that because the U.S. has been so destructive of our planet and so dismissive of any potential fixes, we’ve only got a dozen years left to save ourselves by saving Mother Earth.
But the fact is, thanks to a fairly strict U.S. environmental protection regime that has largely survived many presidential administrations intact, the United States is emitting far fewer so-called ‘greenhouse gases’ today than in decades past. Other countries…not so much. Take China, for instance.
While “AOC” and Democrats are complaining about U.S. contributions to ‘climate change’ because we dare to live in the modern era, China’s industrial base has been belching really dangerous substances into the atmosphere at an alarming rate, and yet, Ocasio-Cortez and her sycophantic allies continue to ‘blame America first.’
As reported by Canada’s National Post, China has been caught recently secretly emitting banned ozone-depleting gases into the atmosphere.
Scientists discover China has been secretly emitting banned ozone-depleting gas
Why lecture the U.S.?
The Post noted:
A chemical banned around the globe for the last 30 years has made an unfortunate resurgence. And all signs, in a new study, point to China as the culprit.
In the 1980s, countries came together to sign The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, a landmark treaty designed to halt and reduce the production of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC), chemicals used in fridges and foams that had the side effect of tearing through the Earth’s ozone layer.
At the time, the treaty was signed by 197 countries including Canada, the U.S. and…China.
Following the ban, the ozone layer, which protects the planet from harmful radiation from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, began to slowly ‘heal’ itself — that is, it began reforming and thickening again.
But last year, scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found that Trichlorofluoromethane (CFC-11) emissions have grown since 2013.
The measured increase led scientists to conclude that someone was probably violating the Montreal Protocol treaty, and the violator was large enough to emit enough CFCs to actually affect the ozone layer once again.
Scientists wrote in a study published May 22 in the journal Nature that China was responsible for between 40 percent and 60 percent of the total global CFC-11 emissions, and that they originate in the country’s east. (Related: China is losing its pollution war: Levels of harmful ozone rise up as particulate matter drops.)
“It wasn’t entirely a surprise,” says Matthew Rigby, lead author of the study and Reader in Atmospheric Chemistry for the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol.
Just a few months after the team released their preliminary report last year, a Canadian government agency and The New York Times both published reports noting that Chinese manufacturers in the region admitted they were using CFC-11 again. According to the research team, some manufacturers said they were using the banned chemical because it is cheaper. Some factories produced the gas in secret, while others did so as local governments looked the other way.
Maybe Ocasio-Cortez should start lecturing the Chinese instead.
Read more about research and the impact of toxic CFCs on the environment at Research.news and Toxins.news.