What exactly is China doing about coal?
President Trump and his administration have claimed that the Paris climate accord is a “bad deal” because it requires much more of the US than of China, according to an article by Vox.
To this day, it remains a central conservative argument against climate action: China is the real problem and it isn’t doing anything, so US action is futile.
In support of this position, conservatives point to the fact that dozens of coal plants have either recently been built or are in the planning or construction phases in China. This, they say, gives the lie to the country’s promises.
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