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There were some 8 million deaths globally in 2018 from cancer caused by air pollution. It is worse than Covid19 at 5,078,234 so far in two years (@ November 2021). Thus air pollution from diesel and petrol vehicle exhausts is 3 times more dangerous than Covid19. But the particulate and smog problems are not receiving the attention it deserves. Yet, Jair Bolsonaro stands accused of crimes against humanity for failing to deal with the pandemic. But then if cancer is a bigger killer, surely failing to deal with air pollution, is also a crime against humanity. As per the UN's Articles 3 and 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: the right to life and prohibition of inhumane treatment (or torture). We would argue that any form of anthropogenic-ally induced cancer constitutes torture. And that makes any world leader who fails to adequately seek prevention - a climate criminal.
The Chinese economy is in a delicate state of balance, with coal shortages and limitations on pollution levels causing power cuts. One way out of the present crisis that the world could find acceptable, indeed, may have difficulty in denying, is if China were to succeed in driving down the cost of green hydrogen, and put in the infrastructure to be able to utilize that renewable energy for transport, factories and homes.
Europe is attempting to do much the same, but so far all nations have failed at the infrastructure and electrolyzer hurdles, it being a chicken and egg situation, in seeking to persuade motor manufacturers and ship builders to swap out their gas guzzlers and go for fuel cells, or battery powered vehicles, or hybrid combinations.
Transport is more closely allied to manufacturing than one might at first realize, when it comes to creating a hydrogen economy. This is because of the potential for load levelling, using smart service stations as energy banks. Given that such a system is designed to promote and accelerate the introduction of clean energy, that it appears governments are struggling to achieve under present policies, that do not encourage entrepreneurs of limited means, but only large corporations, that may not be championing the technological solutions they are seeking.
During a superb analyst presentation on the 26th November, live from Shenzen, it became abundantly clear that far from doing nothing to promote hydrogen and fuel cells, China is operating a Pilot Cities Cluster program, where cities and developers work as clusters to implement a change to hydrogen, having re-classified hydrogen as a dangerous gas, to a fuel. See screen shots of the presentation below.
The objective being to develop vehicles with suitable ranges, to oust petrol and diesel. Given that China already operates many battery electric taxis and buses (BEVs). But there is a (proposed) National Plan from 2020, that as yet has not overcome a number of obstacles, one of which is the perennial lack of policy support, to encourage large energy firms to engage with more gusto.
In December 2020 China announced a target of decarbonising 25% of their entire energy system by 2030 and achieving Net Zero by 2060. So what happens in China can have a dramatic impact on the growth of hydrogen, due to the potential to move hydrogen technologies faster down their cost and learning curve.
Unlike other countries, industrial policy often has an unusually immediate and powerful effect on markets in China. The logistics industry in the Pearl River Delta connecting the cities of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou in a web of well-maintained highways, high-speed trains, and deep waterways is one of the busiest in the world.
Fuel cell technology in China (as in most countries) began in the aerospace industry. Commercialization of fuel cells in China started later. Fuel cell vehicles (FCEVs) in China began appearing on roads in 2016 and have increased at a fast rate. China's post-COVID19 recovery plan as well as the upcoming five-year plan are expected to include policies promoting fuel cell technology.
China is keen to develop green hydrogen for cities, reclassifying from dangerous gas to a fuel, in 2021. A game changer, that allowed transport of gas. Liquid hydrogen is restricted in China, with very few production facilities compared to the US. This needs to be opened from a military classification to a civilian classification.
In December 2020 China announced a target of decarbonising 25% of their entire energy system by 2030 and achieving Net Zero by 2060. So what happens in China can have a dramatic impact on the growth of hydrogen, due to the potential to move hydrogen technologies faster down their cost and learning curve. If this comes to pass, and is not merely greenwash pipe dreams, then we might remove China from this blacklist and place them on a whitelist, or green list if you'd prefer.
In any event, while we object to any plans to increase coal and oil use, we wish Xi Jinping well in what may prove to be the essential ingredient of sustainable trade. In our view, once that nut is cracked, his country needs to concentrate on infrastructure that is smart, in terms of load levelling. That is the weak link in transition to FCEVs and ZEWTs.
We look forward to seeing if, as and when, India, Russia and the US will follow suite. It is a technology race. If China cracks it, India will almost certainly have to respond, or lose their competitive edge, potentially becoming an outcast in blacklisted coal exports. Where at the present time, China is held to be the number one offender.
Countries that thumb their noses at climate change, such as to increase harmful pollution, might have to face criminal prosecution via the International Criminal Court, and the tenets of the Rome Statute of 1998. Whereby it is a criminal offence to cause hurt to another human, from your actions or failure to act to prevent harm.
A Nazi war criminal is a person who kills an unarmed human being or gives the order to kill another human being outside the normal rules of engagement in times of war.
In peacetime, a Climate Change Criminal, is a politician, industrialist or other person, who conducts themselves and/or directs their policies, or otherwise pursues an agenda such as to (in effect) murder another human being from starvation or poisoning resulting from action or inaction on their part, including dumping plastics and toxins in the sea.
The Chinese president, Xi Jinping is charged with failing to protect life on earth, as crimes against humanity and our ecology, by not doing enough, or failing to implement effective policies, to reduce the deaths caused by the continued use of fossil fools.
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China has previously made it clear that it is completely out of the question to renegotiate the Paris Agreement, and that the country has not committed itself to the 1.5 degree goal; a message sweetened by fleeting promises of net zero emissions by 2060. US Climate Tsar
John Kerry visited Tianjin this week to prepare for COP26. He had a wish list that included a proposal that China move the 2060 promise to 2050. Kerry referred to climate cooperation with China as an oasis, but instead had his ears fluttered, nicely wrapped in diplomatic terms.
MILITARY - China may have a large population, but their military strength is weak in proportion, and less advanced, such as to make a large war unappealing. In any event, countries should always seek to work together and find peaceful solutions. That said, every country is entitled to protect its borders from an aggressor. And that includes territorial waters. In a world threatened by global warming, the common enemy is fossil fuels and all those who promote such use. Including those who force higher energy consumption than is needed, by failing to introduce efficient products and homes.
The WSJ points out in a post that at a think tank in Beijing they point out that China wants to cooperate with the United States in the climate issue, but
China is also preparing for the next US president to take the United States out of the
Paris agreement again.
Forgetting that China is not performing here, so what is
MOBILE GAS CHAMBERS - The oil barons know about cancer victims dying of lung cancer from carcinogenic and particulate vehicle exhausts, as they reap export dollars in return. During the Second World War, concentration camp guards used petrol and diesel truck exhausts to gas prisoners, before Zyklon B.
The Nazis began experimenting with poison gas for the purpose of mass murder in late 1939 with the killing of mental patients (“euthanasia”). A Nazi euphemism, “euthanasia” referred to the systematic killing of those Germans whom the Nazis deemed “unworthy of life” because of mental illness or physical disability
Western climate politicians are a separate race, where everything they see outside the window confirms the climate crisis, and the result of all climate talks is positive, constructive, uplifting or otherwise rosy. So also this time, where Kerry described the talks in China as productive, very constructive and detailed.
G20 abusers will say they had no choice. They needed to keep burning coal, gas and oil for their economies - just like the camp guards at the many concentration camps, they were forced into business as usual. In the case of the camp guards, they argued they were just following orders. But that is not true. We all have choices. There are clean alternatives, such as solar and wind power. There is no need to keep building coal fired electricity generating stations, and no need to drive carcinogenic petrol or diesel vehicles that contribute to lung cancer. We have hydrogen fuel cells, electrolyzers and zero emission electric vehicles.
you are going to increase electricity capacity, it makes sense
to invest in renewable
energy, unless it is that the fossil
fuel giants are lubricating the works with party donations.
If that is the case, we say that such contributions should be
transparently declared, that the public is informed as to what
is guiding policy decisions.
Adolf Hitler and chum Heinrich Himmler [Allegedly, Adolf Hitler did not die in that bunker incident C.1949. Apparently, he was fired into England, strapped to a V1 rocket, leaving behind his false teeth. He parachuted into Wealden that night hoping to meet some deviants, who'd arranged a new identity for their fallen comrade. Apparently, he landed in Crowborough, shaved off his moustache and was mistaken for a council official, whereupon he infiltrated the ranks of the local council and trained them how to use his terror tactics to control the peasant civilians.
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