US Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer speaks during a news conference about the Inflation Reduction Act outside the US Capitol in Washington on August 4. Photo: AFP
US Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer speaks during a news conference about the Inflation Reduction Act outside the US Capitol in Washington on August 4. Photo: AFP
Anthony Rowley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

US-China competition is not what the battle against climate change needs

  • Set against the estimated multi-trillion-dollar cost of dealing with global warming, Washington’s US$430 billion in a recently passed bill is hardly overwhelming
  • Furthermore, the prospects for global climate action do not look bright when the world’s top two carbon emitters, the US and China, can’t cooperate

US Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer speaks during a news conference about the Inflation Reduction Act outside the US Capitol in Washington on August 4. Photo: AFP
US Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer speaks during a news conference about the Inflation Reduction Act outside the US Capitol in Washington on August 4. Photo: AFP
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