According to denialist logic, we should. And, it is true that China and India do need to do their part. But, what is wrong with setting an example. We try to scare people into thinking that we need to pollute to be great, that will just encourage China to pollute more. What is wrong with being the leader, If we waited for China to put a man on the Moon, we would still be waiting. Besides,
1. Renewable energy creates more jobs than hydrocarbons, not less. The economy is a winner not a loser with renewable energy.
2. China is starting to wean itself off of coal.