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BOOK TALK: Conversation with author Barbara Finamore

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Washington State China Relations Council

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China's aggressive moves to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expand clean energy could help protect the world from climate catastrophe.

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China's aggressive moves to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expand clean energy could help protect the world from climate catastrophe, but only if it further escalates its efforts. That's the conclusion of Barbara Finamore's new book about China's role in the global race to slow, stop and reverse dangerous climate change.

The book, Will China Save the Planet, follows the recent release of the 4th National Climate Assessment. The product of 13 U.S. government agencies, the stark report confirmed the need for dramatic cuts in fossil fuel pollution. China may step into the void, Finamore's book says, helping the world avoid environmental chaos, but it won't be easy.

Today China pumps more greenhouse gas pollution into the skies than any other nation, but it also outpaces the world in developing wind and solar power, putting electric vehicles on the road and establishing a global system of green finance.

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