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Why so many countries signed the Paris Agreement
Sun Nov 6, 2016 11:35am
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The Paris Agreement

"According to UNEP the emission cut targets in November 2016 will result in temperature rise by 3C above pre-industrial levels, far above the the 2C of the Paris climate agreement."

"Institutional asset owners associations and think-tanks such as the World Pensions Council (WPC) have also observed that the stated objectives of the Paris Agreement are implicitly "predicated upon an assumption – that member states of the United Nations, including high polluters such as China, the US, India, Brazil, Canada, Russia, Indonesia and Australia, which generate more than half the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, will somehow drive down their carbon pollution voluntarily and assiduously without any binding enforcement mechanism to measure and control CO2 emissions at any level from factory to state, and without any specific penalty gradation or fiscal pressure (for example a carbon tax) to discourage bad behaviour. A shining example of what Roman lawyers called circular logic: an agreement (or argument) presupposing in advance what it wants to achieve."

Why so many countries signed on? Because it doesn't do anything. It doesn't cost anything. It doesn't obligate. It doesn't penalize. Even if they did implement it fully, it wouldn't work. It wouldn't achieve the stated objective let alone any other kind of pollution reduction.

Any real solution would be attacked relentlessly by various interests until it died. There would be so little support as to be a non-starter. So there's no solution. Humans are and remain mindless, filthy, animals, living and reacting to challenges of the moment, quickly forgetting the past, and rejecting or sabotaging any plan for the future.

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