Is China showing us the way to go green?
It is only fair to add that Larry and I are both members of the Green New Deal group, but this, as far as I know, has no influence on what he is writing here.
What he is saying is pretty fundamental. It’s not just that the model of capitalism we have is bust. We all know that. But he is suggesting there is a compelling reason for changing it.
People can, and do, live with bust relationships for years. We are with Anglo Saxon capitalism. People do that because they cannot think of anything better. So they live with least worst.
But Larry is saying there may be something better. I am not wholly convinced China has all the answers. I very much doubt Larry does either. But the point is that there has to be something a lot better than what we have now. And climate change gives us every reason to change.
So, how would we test this? CO2 emissions by country.
1995 2000 2005 2010 2013 2014 2015
China 3303544.09 3631896.98 6174716.60 8986614.44 10503137.04 10711036.75 10641788.99
USA 5294648.43 5873867.33 5886317.61 5519483.81 5255530.16 5312226.27 5172337.73
Oh, maybe that Anglo Saxon free market capitalism stuff does work then? Looks like the supporters of the Curajus State will just have to fin another reason for fascism then.