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    Paris Climate Accord fails to work as advertised

    Paris Climate Accord fails to work as advertised

    Over 26 years of international climate agreement failure continue.

    The numbers for carbon emissions are in for nations across the globe and prove irrefutably that…President Trump was right for withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Accord.

    Two years after the historic agreement was signed, global emissions of carbon dioxide are rising again after several years of remaining flat.

    In short, the world is off target.

    “It’s not fast enough. It’s not big enough,” said Corinne Le Quéré, director of the Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research in England. “There’s not enough action.”

    Even as renewable energy grows cheaper and automakers churn out battery-powered and more efficient cars, many nations around the world are nonetheless struggling to hit the relatively modest goals set in Paris.

    The reasons vary. Brazil has struggled to rein in deforestation, which fuels greenhouse gas emissions. In Turkey, Indonesia and other countries with growing economies, new coal plants are being planned to meet the demand for electricity….

    But when policymakers from around the world gather at a key U.N. climate meeting in Poland later this year, countries will be forced to reckon with the difference between how much they say they want to limit the warming of the planet and how little they actually are doing to make that happen.

    However, a review of the actual results from previous international climate agreements demonstrates that they are not worth the paper, which is made of the cut trees from the forests of Brazil, upon which they are written.

    The 1992 U.N. treaty [Framework Convention on Climate Change] called for “stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.”

    However, from 1992 to 2017 global annual emissions rose from about 22 to 36.8 gigatons per year — a more than 67 percent increase. That’s despite additional U.N. climate treaties and domestic policies to reduce emissions.

    However, that is not stopping New Jersey following from committing to the Paris Accord as part of a #Resist Climate Coalition.

    Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday signed a bill joining a coalition of states committed to cutting emissions of carbon dioxide to fulfill the United States’ pledge under the Paris international climate change agreement.

    Murphy’s action requires New Jersey to join the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition of 15 other states and Puerto Rico vowing to uphold the Paris Agreement. Both chambers of the state legislature passed a bill to put New Jersey in the alliance.

    I sense that the citizens of 35 other states are grateful that their legislators have more localized priorities.

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    To paraphrase the great Glenn Reynolds: “Something that can’t work, won’t”.


     
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    Ragspierre | February 24, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    But Trump might shift gears when the politics behind it change and has suggested to foreign counterparts that he would be open to keeping the U.S. in the agreement under the right terms, a former White House aide told TIME this week.

    “The president talks about it when he’s in meetings with foreign leaders overseas,” says George David Banks, a former White House energy and environment adviser. “It’s not scripted. He’s not using talking points prepared by staff. He says it because it’s what he believes. He’s interested because he likes the idea of working out a better deal.”
    https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2018/02/trump-hinting-u-s-may-rejoin-paris-climate-agreement/

    We can only hope NOT…

    What do you mean, fails to work? When it was signed, we were assured by 97% of scientists that the world was about to end, weren’t we? Well, it hasn’t, so the Accord must have worked.

    None of the nations in the Paris agreement have come close to meeting their goals. Nations dropped out after the US not because they agreed with President Trump but because they were not going to get money from the US.


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