Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Over the past decade, both the United States and Europe have made major strides in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions at home. That trend is often held up as a sign of progress in the fight against climate change. But those efforts look a lot less impressive once you take trade into account. Many wealthy countries have effectively "outsourced" a big chunk of their carbon pollution overseas, by importing more steel, cement and other goods from factories in China and other places, rather than producing it domestically. Britain, for instance, slashed domestic emissions within its own borders by one-third between 1990 and 2015.

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Bait and switch operation by the Western climate activists. Hey look, we've reduced emissions levels! Aren't we virtuous!

#1 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-16 12:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

NIMBY Democrats don't care. Has anyone ever seen Obama or Her Bitterness visit a sweatshop?

I'm pretty sure Slick Willy owns one in Haiti.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-09-16 01:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Except for mini-mills like Nucor, the big US Steel Mills have never upgraded to the latest technologies and therefore are more polluting and inefficient than those in Japan, Korea, Brazil, Germany or Sweden. I'm not so sure what technologies China and India employ. Crappy Chinese steel is a tiny part of US imports, but India does most of our large castings, a process which isn't much automated.

#3 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-09-16 01:17 PM | Reply

Nullifidian misses the LA smog.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-16 02:15 PM | Reply

He's also voting to repeal the gas tax, so we can continue having bad roads right here in California, not outsourced bad roads in China.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-16 02:19 PM | Reply

"outsourced" a big chunk of their carbon pollution overseas, by importing more steel, cement

An electric furnace and a gas fired kiln give off what? With all that wind and solar electricity you libs tout, what is the problem with an electric steel mill?

#6 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-09-16 05:05 PM | Reply

Except for mini-mills like Nucor, the big US Steel Mills have never upgraded to the latest technologies and therefore are more polluting and inefficient than those in Japan, Korea, Brazil, Germany or Sweden. I'm not so sure what technologies China and India employ. Crappy Chinese steel is a tiny part of US imports, but India does most of our large castings, a process which isn't much automated.

#3 | Posted by bayviking

Bull crap.

#7 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-09-16 05:06 PM | Reply

He's also voting to repeal the gas tax, so we can continue having bad roads right here in California, not outsourced bad roads in China.

#5 | Posted by snoofy

Who outsourced the bay bridge and to what country? Steel rolled in china, bridge fabricated in china, and bridge erected by a chineese company. You are funny sno. I wonder where all the pieces for the over budget high speed rail are from.

#8 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-09-16 05:10 PM | Reply

Bait and switch operation by the Western climate activists. Hey look, we've reduced emissions levels! Aren't we virtuous!

#1 | Posted by nullifidian

Yeah we can't force other countries to curb their emissions so why bother curbing ours right comrade?

#9 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-09-16 06:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--Yeah we can't force other countries to curb their emissions so why bother curbing ours right comrade?

Agreed. It's "global" warming not American warming. Punishing our own citizens with high energy prices and taxes is stupid and disgraceful.

#10 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-16 06:23 PM | Reply

"Punishing our own citizens with high energy prices and taxes is stupid and disgraceful."

Thanks, Capitalism!

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-16 06:50 PM | Reply

Agreed. It's "global" warming not American warming. Punishing our own citizens with high energy prices and taxes is stupid and disgraceful.

#10 | Posted by nullifidian

Yeah and why should we care what other countries do with their nuclear waste either right? If they dumped it in ocean, then we could start dumping ours in the ocean too right?

#12 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-09-17 11:56 AM | Reply

Bait and switch operation by the Western climate activists. Hey look, we've reduced emissions levels! Aren't we virtuous!

#1 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Yes, Nulli. These large corporations are run by Western Climate Activists who outsource their pollution making manufacturing to third world countries.

That makes perfect sense.

Why do you even post? It's a just a waste of everyone's time to read such stupid drivel.

#13 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-09-17 12:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--Yeah we can't force other countries to curb their emissions so why bother curbing ours right comrade?
Agreed. It's "global" warming not American warming. Punishing our own citizens with high energy prices and taxes is stupid and disgraceful.

#10 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Other countries are curbing their emissions.

And if we don't when we can most afford to do it, why should anyone else continue to do so?

The only country that produces more in China and they have 5 times the people we have.

You are so useless.

#14 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-09-17 12:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--Other countries are curbing their emissions.

Yes, The U.S. Leads All Countries In Reducing Carbon Emissions

www.forbes.com

#15 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-17 12:39 PM | Reply

O
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Seriously? It's as if nobody could have predicted this. Seriously, if this article's findings surprised you, you have given up all your rights to ever comment on any article that is remotely related to climate change.

"Other countries are curbing their emissions."

I guess you didn't read the article.

And all the talk of California's plan are so hilarious. Liberals be like, "Trump is terrible, he is causing trade problems by transferring costs. Also California Liberals, "Hey, let's transfer costs on trade!". AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. California Liberals are always good for entertainment. In fact, they would pass Florida for providing the country the craziest entertainment if Cali didn't actually take it's actions seriously.

#16 | Posted by humtake at 2018-09-17 12:49 PM | Reply

Liberals be like, "Trump is terrible, he is causing trade problems by transferring costs. Also California Liberals, "Hey, let's transfer costs on trade!". AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. California Liberals are always good for entertainment. In fact, they would pass Florida for providing the country the craziest entertainment if Cali didn't actually take it's actions seriously.

#16 | Posted by humtake

Liberals be like "We're destroying the earth's capacity to support human civilization. We should try and slow that down"

Republicans be like "Other people are doing it too on a much smaller scale so we don't have to stop! And jesus is coming back soon so it doesn't matter if we pollute god's creation into oblivion."

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-09-17 03:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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