Posts Tagged ‘China’

Things More Worrisome than AGW: Chinese Plan to Establish “Death Star” Moon Base

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Source: Want China Times

The Long March-3B carrier rocket carrying China's Chang'e-3 lunar probe blasts off from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province, Dec. 2. (Photo/Xinhua)

The Long March-3B carrier rocket carrying China’s Chang’e-3 lunar probe blasts off from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province, Dec. 2. (Photo/Xinhua)

Experts in China are discussing the possibility of the People’s Liberation Army to establish a missile base on the moon following the successful launch of the Long March-3B rocket carrying the Chang’e-3 lunar rover on Dec. 1, according to the Beijing Times.

An expert from the China National Space Administration’s Lunar Exploration Programme Center told the paper that China plans to send its first astronaut to the moon by 2030. By 2050, the moon could become a base from which to send the country’s manned spacecraft to explore deep space, the source said. (more…)

OPINION: ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS THE TRUTH

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Source: The Burning Platform

 

“Eyes blinded by the fog of things
cannot see truth.
Ears deafened by the din of things
cannot hear truth.
Brains bewildered by the whirl of things
cannot think truth.
Hearts deadened by the weight of things
cannot feel truth.
Throats choked by the dust of things
cannot speak truth.”
? Harald Bell Wright – The Uncrowned King

I consider myself a seeker of truth. It isn’t easy finding it in todays’ world. In an alternate version of the famous scene from A Few Good Men, I picture myself telling Turbo Tax Timmy Geithner that I want the truth and his angry truthful response: (more…)

A Chinese Perspective on Corn-Ethanol Biofuels

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Source:  CO2 Science

http://www.featurepics.com/online/Chinese-Girl-660240.aspx

Reference
Yang, Q. and Chen, G.Q. 2012. Nonrenewable energy cost of corn-ethanol in China. Energy Policy 41: 340-347.

Background
The authors write that “interest in bio-ethanol as a substitute energy supply for nonrenewable fossil fuels has been growing since [the] 1990s in China,” and they say that “after Brazil and the US, China has recently become the third largest ethanol producer and consumer.” In this regard, however, they note that after it was suggested by Chambers et al. (1979) that the production of corn-ethanol might use more energy than it delivers, “numerous studies of the net-energy value of the bio-ethanol have been reported in many countries,” and they cite a group of 26 reports that “provide very different results, with net energy values ranging from highly positive to negative.” (more…)

Extreme Droughts in Northeastern Tibetan Plateau (1700-2005) Inferred from Tree-ring Data

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Source:  CCR

credit: www.flickr.com

Reference

Zhang, Y., Shao, X., Yin, Z.-Y., Liang, E., Tian, Q. and Xu, Y. 2011. Characteristics of extreme droughts inferred from tree-ring data in the Qilan Mountains, 1700-2005. Climate Research 50: 141-159.

Zhang et al. (2011) used tree-ring data to infer extreme drought conditions in the Qilan Mountain region of the Tibetan Plateau in Northwest China. A network of 12 moisture-sensitive tree ring series was used to develop a regional ring-width index series. The study yielded a total of 98 drought years over the 306-year period from 1700-2005. Of these drought years, 78 were classified as moderate events, 15 as severe, and 6 as extreme drought events. The spatial patterns of moisture conditions in central and eastern China corresponding to 19 major droughts were grouped into three clusters, with one particular pattern showing droughts of nation-wide impact during the years 1721, 1928 and 1966. The authors further find that the multi-year event during the late 1920s and early 1930s was the longest drought in the past 306 years. (more…)

Obama is China’s Best Friend 4-Ever

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Source:  Townhall

When it comes China, President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Speech last month was nothing more than a rhetorical exercise from the political pied piper, who, along with his supporters, believes his own words magically alter reality. He is oblivious to his own hypocrisy and frighteningly disconnected from the consequences of his policies. The Chinese probably love him for it.

Obama spoke of “American energy,” but his policies encourage reliance on unpredictable regimes like China and turn away from friendly trading partners.

Obama spoke of fairness, criticizing China for subsidized manufacturing while his policy is to heavily subsidize industry with money borrowed from China.

His references to China appeared weak in the wake of China’s strategy to influence U.S. economic and military policy and to control the world’s energy resources. (more…)

China: Climate issues NOT settled

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Source:  CO2 Science

 

Global Warming: The View from China

“Global climate change,” in the words of Fang et al. (2011), “is one of the biggest challenges to human society in the 21st century.” And noting that “carbon emissions from fossil fuel combustion and land use change are considered the main factors causing global warming,” plus the fact that “carbon emissions affect social and economic development,” they correctly state that “climate change has been shifted from an academic topic to an international political, economic, and diplomatic issue.” (more…)

More Worrisome than AGW: China’s Extending Navy

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

China on ‘harmonious mission’ in the Caribbean to show it’s a responsible power — MercoPress

A Chinese navy hospital ship has landed dozens of doctors and nurses in Jamaica on a humanitarian mission to treat the needy on the Caribbean island. The mission is part of a global campaign by Beijing to portray its rapidly growing military as a responsible power.

The People’s Liberation Army’s “Peace Ark” ship carries more than 100 medical volunteers who are providing free surgery, CAT scans, eye care and other procedures. (more…)

Things More Worrisome than AGW: Inflation and Currency Debasement

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Source: WSJ

China Is Now Top Gold Bug

Chinese investors are snapping up gold bars and coins, buying more than ever before in the first quarter of 2011 and overtaking Indian buyers as the world’s biggest purchasers of the metal.

China’s investment demand for gold more than doubled to 90.9 metric tons in the first three months of the year, outpacing India’s modest rise to 85.6 tons, the World Gold Council said in its quarterly report on Thursday. China now accounts for 25% of gold investment demand, compared with India’s 23%.

The report underscores the rising appetite for gold among the growing middle-class in China. Fears of the country’s soaring inflation, as well as a search for new investments, is luring investors to gold, and marketing of the precious metal has also increased in recent months. (more…)

Things More Worrisome Than AGW: China’s Military Rise

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Source:  http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/admiral-says-chinese-carrier-killer-miss

USS George Washington arrives in Busan, South Korea, on July 21, 2010, ahead of large-scale joint military exercises aimed at deterring North Korean aggression. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles Oki)

Admiral Says Chinese ‘Carrier Killer’ Missile Won’t Change U.S. Navy Operations

By Eric Talmadge, Associated Press

Yokosuka, Japan (AP) - A new “carrier killer” missile that has become a symbol of China’s rising military might will not force the U.S. Navy to change the way it operates in the Pacific, a senior Navy commander told The Associated Press.

Defense analysts say the Dong Feng 21D missile could upend the balance of power in Asia, where U.S. aircraft carrier battle groups have ruled the waves since the end of World War II.

However, Vice Adm. Scott van Buskirk, commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet, told the AP in an interview that the Navy does not see the much-feared weapon as creating any insurmountable vulnerability for the U.S. carriers — the Navy’s crown jewels. (more…)

Things More Worrisome Than AGW: Obama Misinforming Public About U.S. Dollar and Yuan

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Opinion

Source:  NAI

President Obama’s comments on Wednesday in a joint press conference with Chinese President Hu Jintao, misinformed the public about potential changes in foreign exchange rates and their effects on U.S. citizens. Obama on Wednesday said that he would like to see the Chinese yuan appreciate faster in value. While Hu indicated that China is committed to allowing the free market to better dictate the value of the yuan, Obama said China is implementing their steps to allow the yuan to appreciate “not as fast as we’d like.”

For years, the U.S. has been criticizing China by calling them “currency manipulators”. The fact is, the Federal Reserve is the real currency manipulator because their actions will soon lead to a U.S. Hyperinflationary Great Depression that destroys the lives of all Americans who aren’t prepared for life with a worthless U.S. dollar. All China is doing is pegging the yuan to the U.S. dollar so that their product manufacturers and exporters can maintain some level of stability. However, the U.S. is using this as an excuse to explain its rapidly deteriorating export market. (more…)

More Important then AGW: China reveals aircraft carrier plans

Sunday, December 19th, 2010
Source: Financial Times

By Kathrin Hille in Beijing and Mure Dickie in Tokyo

Published: December 17 2010 12:42 | Last updated: December 17 2010 12:42

China has launched an ambitious plan to build an aircraft carrier, the country has revealed for the first time, in a move that will heighten international scrutiny of the rapid expansion of its naval power.

The decision, which has far-reaching implications for China’s defence strategy and diplomatic relations, was disclosed in a single sentence buried at the end of a lengthy book published by a government agency earlier this year.

“In 2009, China put forward a plan and a programme for building an aircraft carrier,” says China’s Ocean Development Report (2010), a book published in May by the State Oceanic Administration, a body under the Ministry of Land and Resources. (more…)

WikiLeaks and the Great Myths of Global Warming

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Source: American Thinker

by Dennis Ambler

Those who have studied the UN process on “Global Warming” aka Climate Change, know full well that it is little to do with climate but everything to do with advancing the interests of global corporations and international financiers. The WikiLeaks revelations detailed in the Guardian demonstrate the accuracy of that assessment.

The Great Myth revealed in the leaks, is the long held and deliberately promoted belief that the US is opposed to any measures designed to “control climate.” Nothing could be further from the truth because behind the scenes it has been promoting and engineering the process for many years, driven by NGO’s and their funders, the “eco” billionaires.

The other Great Myth is that the be-all and end-all for climate negotiation is the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), when in fact there are numerous private and pseudo-governmental operations taking place all the time, particularly in terms of gaining a foothold in the vast energy markets of China and India. (more…)

China’s Sept coal imports jump 22 pct

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
Source: Alibaba
SHANGHAI, Oct 25 – China‘s coal imports jumped 22 percent in September from a year ago, pushing net coal imports in the first nine months of the year above the total for all of 2009, data from official customs showed on Monday.

Although the latest trade numbers mean China has an average coal import rate of about 10 million tonnes per month, many market participants remain cautious about its ability to sustain that pace over the coming months.

China’s net coal imports stood at 103.4 million tonnes in 2009. (more…)

Climate Change “Con Artists” in Cancun Still Angling for Wealth Transfer

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Source: Uncoverage

By Jane Jamison

The  truth can be turned upside down, inside out and kept out of sight when liberals have money to make for their “cause.” Heavens and earth shall be moved if “they” determine to wrong a right.  So try to envision the many layers of hypocrisy going on right now in Cancun, Mexico, where every liberal or liberal “pet project” has converged for another United Nations Climate Change Summit.   Billions of dollars are potentially available.  “They” aren’t giving up.  Pay close attention.  It’s YOUR money “they” want.

Last year, many of the very same  environmental nutjob elites of the world were stuck in a blizzard in Copenhagen, Denmark as they conducted the 2009 United Nations “summit” on global warming.  Nothing was accomplished.   It would be laughable, except that these radicals and third-world chieftains were trying desperately to get a treaty signed that would sign billions of OUR dollars over to THEM for our “crime” of being industrialized. (more…)

India predicts 40% leap in demand for fossil fuels

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Source:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101101/sc_afp/indiaenergyoilpolitics

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Premier Manmohan Singh told India’s energy firms on Monday to scour the globe for fuel supplies as he warned the country’s demand for fossil fuels is set to soar 40 percent over the next decade.

The country of more than 1.1 billion people already imports nearly 80 percent of its crude oil to fuel an economy that is expected to grow 8.5 percent this year and at least nine percent next year.

Demand for hydrocarbons — petroleum, coal, natural gas — “over the next 10 years will increase by over 40 percent,” Singh told an energy conference in New Delhi.

“India needs adequate supplies of energy at affordable prices to meet the demand of its rapidly growing economy,” he said, as rising Indian incomes spur industrial demand and more people buy energy-guzzling cars and appliances.

Singh’s call comes as India is locked in a race with emerging market rival China for fuel supplies to feed their booming economies in which analysts say Beijing has taken a strong lead. (more…)

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