Why Beijing Loves Biden and Paris

Why Beijing Loves Biden and Paris. By The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board.

The U.S. officially rejoined the Paris climate accord on Friday to much media and European applause. Our guess is that China is the most pleased because it knows the accord will restrict American energy while Beijing gets a decade-long free ride. …

Like Mr. Obama, Mr. Biden is committing the U.S. without submitting the Paris agreement to the Senate as a treaty. …

The economic damage will be real. A 2017 analysis of the Obama Paris commitments, by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Council for Capital Formation, predicted a $250 billion reduction in GDP and some 2.7 million lost jobs by 2025.

Meanwhile, China emitted nearly twice as much CO2 as the U.S. in 2018. Yet under Paris, Beijing gets a pass to increase its emissions until 2030. …

A new report by the nonprofit Global Energy Monitor highlights that “in 2020, China built over three times as much new coal power capacity as all other countries in the world combined — the equivalent of more than one large coal plant per week.” …

Paris will have zero effect on the climate even if every nation meets its commitments. Mr. Biden will dispatch John Kerry, his climate envoy, to lobby China and everyone else to reduce emissions, which will also please President Xi Jinping. Mr. Xi will be happy to make promises about the future while demanding U.S. concessions today on Taiwan, trade and more. The Chinese Communists must sit back and marvel as they watch the U.S. undermine its own economic strength.

It’s hard to believe that so many western leaders were so stupid as to be taken in by the global warming nonsense. Trump wasn’t.

But it’s not really about global warming, is it? There were no Royal Commissions or high-level investigations into the science behind the carbon dioxide theory. No red teams. No public debate (not on the science). Just adjust the data and suppress the skeptics, so certain people can make lots of money and other certain people can gain political power.

The media refuse to publish the evidence that shows the models are decisively wrong.

(In the models, the upper troposphere becomes warmer and moister, and emits less heat to space, as the carbon dioxide level rises. In reality, it cools and dries and emits more heat to space. The upper troposphere emits half of the heat emitted to space by the Earth. So if the models get that part wrong, they are going to exaggerate the warming effect of carbon dioxide.)

But you never hear those facts in the media, because they never say it. Banned, like pertinent facts on money manufacture, IQ distributions, the usefulness of anti-virals on covid, election stealing, etc. etc. etc. Everywhere you look now there is censorship to protect self-interested parties.