Frontpage words, Dec 07, 2009

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Climate caps don't work for China

by Shi Jiangtao and Cary Huang in Beijing
SCMP, page A1 and A4, December 7, 2009


Understand the headline
- Climate caps are restrictions, limitations -

1. While some hailed the move as a positive message ...
- acclaimed, welcomed, saluted -

2. sceptics are quick to point out
- those who doubt, critics, unbelievers -

3. While there is much political sparring
- argument -

... over who should and who shouldn't be bearing the brunt of cuts
- taking most responsibility for -

4. ... could lead to social unrest and potential political upheavals
- unrests, turmoils, disorders -

5. Economists disagree on how much impact caps would have, but they agree it wouldn't be palatable
- agreeable, enjoyable-

6. a yawning gap between rich and poor
- deep, massive -

7. That is why Beijing insists that any action China takes on combating climate change has to be pegged to its national conditions
- tied -

7. Climate change is poised to become a defining issue in the new world order
- set -

8. While China has so far refused to succumb to mounting pressure for absolute reduction targets
- to surrender, to give in -

9. ... nor can it turn a deaf ear to domestic grievances about the dire consequences of its energy-intensive growth
- terrible effects -

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