Gillard’s Latest Global Warming Deceit

Posted on Tue 03/15/2011 by


Andrew BoltBy Andrew Bolt

Julia Gillard deliberately deceived voters on global warming on Q&A last night, by suggesting China was replacing its coal-fired power stations with wind farms:

The rest of the world is moving… China, closing down a dirty coal-fired power generation facility at the rate of one every one to two weeks, putting up a wind turbine at the rate of one every hour

And this, she said, was why Australia had to cut its own emissions, too.

But this woman seems incapable of honest discussion. In fact, China is fast expanding its number of coal-fired stations, as the 20 October 2010 edition of its official English language newspaper, the China Daily, explained:

That is why anything Australia does to cut its emissions will be completely swamped by what China is actually doing, as opposed to what Gillard pretends it’s doing:

Because of (China’s) heavy reliance on old coal-fired plant, electricity generation accounts for much of the country’s air pollution, which is a strong reason to increase nuclear share. China recently overtook the USA as the world’s largest contributor to carbon dioxide emissions. The US Energy Information Administration predicts that China’s share in global coal-related emissions will grow by 2.7% per year, from 4.9 billion tonnes in 2006 to 9.3 billion tonnes in 2030, some 52% of the projected world total. Total carbon dioxide emissions in China are projected to grow by 2.8% per year from 6.2 billion tonnes in 2006 to 11.7 billion tonnes in 2030 (or 28% of world total).

Do not trust a single word Gillard says about global warming.

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

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