The climate deal was wrapped up in Paris this past week. Read the summary of what is agreed to below; click Overview.
The New Boston Tea Party has one more recommendation that did not make the final round. We mandate that all Greens, Liberals, Progressives, Climate terrorists be immediately shut off from the grid. No more fossil fuels for them. Their electric cars won’t charge, their houses won’t have heat or air conditioning, they will be prevented from public transportation, air transport and ship transportation. We know that won’t happen because their life style would be severely impeded.
Think of the inconvenience they will incur when the sun doesn’t shine, the wind doesn’t blow. What will they do then? Freeze to death is a good option. But our other recommendation is to send them to Antarctica so they can experience global warming first hand. Oh, we forgot to mention, we will gladly pay for the one way ticket.
The deal unites all the world’s nations in a single agreement on tackling climate change for the first time in history.
Coming to a consensus among nearly 200 countries on the need to cut greenhouse gas emissions is regarded by many observers as an achievement in itself and is being hailed as “historic”.
The Kyoto Protocol of 1997 set emission cutting targets for a handful of developed countries, but the US pulled out and others failed to comply.
However, scientists point out that the Paris accord must be stepped up if it is to have any chance of curbing dangerous climate change.
Pledges thus far could see global temperatures rise by as much as 2.7C, but the agreement lays out a roadmap for speeding up progress.
“If agreed and implemented, this means bringing down greenhouse-gas emissions to net zero within a few decades. It is in line with the scientific evidence we presented,” says John Schellnhuber, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
Some have described the deal as “woolly” because some of the targets were scaled down during the negotiations.
“The Paris Agreement is only one step on a long road, and there are parts of it that frustrate and disappoint me, but it is progress,” says Greenpeace International executive director Kumi Naidoo.
“This deal alone won’t dig us out the hole we’re in, but it makes the sides less steep.”