‘Global warming scare’ being ‘exploited’ by China

Sky News host Andrew Bolt says the global warming scare is being exploited by China "to make the west weaker and this dictatorship stronger".

"We in the west are cutting our emissions, which costs us money, costs us jobs," Mr Bolt said.

"We’re getting rid of our coal-fired power stations and our power prices are going up because green energy isn’t cheap.

"China though, is not cutting emissions, it’s actually increasing them.

"China is actually building more and more coal-fired power stations, more than we’re knocking down."

Mr Bolt also said western companies, "whose factories do need cheap power, are moving their factories to China".

"And that is one reason why Europe’s emissions from industrial processes is falling."

Mr Bolt spoke to energy economist Alan Moran about the issue.