• Rich Barlow

    Senior Writer

    Rich Barlow

    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 2 comments on Are China and the United States Really Serious about Climate Change?

  1. China and the United States have one of the highest carbon footprints in the world, yet the damages and the effects of climate change are not severely seen in these regions, which is one of the reasons that these two countries are not taking climate change seriously or in a slow matter. When you look at the statistics, the lowest emitter in this world is suffering the most from climate change. Africa is struggling from droughts, extreme weather, and immense natural disaster, yet its carbon footprint does not exceed 1% of the total carbon emission worldwide. Poor countries are the victims of climate change and they are the ones who are taking climate change seriously. Thus if China and the United States want to continue increasing their carbon footprints, it is their responsibility to also fund poor to middle-class countries that are suffering from climate change.

  2. China is increasing its fossil fuel use as well as its renewable energy production. They are aggressively buying up leases of fossil fuels and other raw materials throughout the world. There is no way they will meet any of the climate change goals other countries expect from them. Their ultimate goal is to be the worlds lone superpower.

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