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Marc Morano: China 'Committed to Nothing' in Climate Deal

Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 04:58 PM

The sweeping climate-change agreement between the U.S. and China, announced this week by President Barack Obama, is a smoke and mirrors deal, according to Marc Morano, founder of environmental think-tank Climate Depot.

"It's the equivalent of saying you're going to take a 300-mile ride to the coast and someone says I want you to commit to capping your mileage at no more than 400 miles. Well, you're trip is only 300 miles," Morano said Thursday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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"China's emissions are scheduled to level off in 2030 anyway as their rapid industrialization stabilizes, so they've committed to nothing. They've committed to what they're already doing and the United States is cranking up our commitments."

Morano believes the agreement was rammed through as part of a "stick-it to the GOP" punishment for the Republican midterm victory.

"[It's] 'Hey I'm still president. I can do what I want, I don't need no stinkin' Congress,' " Morano said.

"It's a double-edge sword in that regard because he's telling the GOP he can do these treaties without Congress, these agreements without any consent of the Senate, no ratification.

"You don't want to use the D word, but [it's like] a dictator."

Morano believes that Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are looking to leave a "climate legacy" before they exit Washington.

"In order to get that climate legacy, they need to sign onto this big new UN climate treaty next year in Paris," he said.

"And in order to build momentum for that they needed to bring China along, so that's part of the reason, a big part of it."

While Obama and global warming believers have praised the secret agreement with China to limit carbon emissions, analysts say it is extremely unlikely that China will live up to its side of the deal.

The deal, which has been slammed by Republicans at home, allows China to "stop increasing" carbon emissions by 2030.

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