Climate Action ‘Requires Global Cooperation (China)’ – In The Tank #413

Published August 31, 2023
The Heartland Institute’s Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Chris Talgo, and Linnea Lueken present episode 413 of the In The Tank Podcast. Climate Czar John Kerry recently discussed the importance of China’s cooperation in the fight against climate change. Kerry is not wrong, but how far is the U.S. willing to go in order to keep China happy? Rumors are swirling that China is building a super dam near the border of India, potentially igniting a geopolitical fire between the two countries. Also, what role is BlackRock, the corporate face of climate action, playing in China when it comes to energy production and finance? The ITT crew discusses these topics and more.

OPENING CHIT CHAT – CHICAGO MAYOR BLAMES KIA FOR CRIME WAVE

 
Red State – Mayor of Chicago Sues Automakers for Making Cars Too Easy to Steal
 
Fox 32 – Mayor Johnson mocked for suing automakers for car thefts: ‘The numbers speak for themselves’
 
 
PRIMARY TOPIC – CLIMATE ACTION REQUIRES GLOBAL COOPERATION
 
NPR – John Kerry says U.S. can’t reach climate goals without global cooperation
 
Asia Nikkei – China can’t just keep building the world’s biggest dam in secret
 
NYT РAfter Covid, China’s Leaders Face New Challenges From Flooding
 
Select Committee on the CCP – “Unconscionable to Profit From Fueling China’s Military” – Select Committee Launches Investigation Into BlackRock & MSCI
 
 
DAVOS WATCH – 21st CENTURY COLLECTIVIZED AGRICULTURE 
 
Fox News – Two dozen Republicans call on Biden to disavow John Kerry’s remarks targeting food production
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/two-dozen-republicans-call-biden-disavow-john-kerrys-remarks-targeting-food-production

Reuters – EU okays $1.61 billion for Dutch government to buy out farmers, reduce nitrogen
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/eu-okays-161-bln-dutch-govt-buy-out-farmers-reduce-nitrogen-2023-05-02/

WEF – Food Innovation Hubs
https://www.weforum.org/communities/food-innovation-hubs-partners-group

IIH – The Netherlands and the World Economic Forum Launch Food Innovation Hubs Initiative (2021)
https://investinholland.com/news/the-netherlands-and-the-world-economic-forum-launch-food-innovation-hubs-initiative/

 
WEF – Green Returns: Unleashing the Power of Finance for Sustainable Food Systems
https://www.weforum.org/whitepapers/green-returns-unleashing-the-power-of-finance-for-sustainable-food-systems