A United Nations climate report says that even if every country abides by the grand promises they made in Paris last year to reduce greenhouse gases, the planet would still be “doomed.”
President Obama signed America to the Paris
But as it turns out, the Paris accord was was in-fact a scam that will do nothing to “save the planet.”
According to the latest annual United Nations report on the “emissions gap,” the Paris agreement will provide only a third of the cuts in greenhouse gas that environmentalists claim is needed to prevent catastrophic warming.
If every country involved in those accords abides by their promises between now and 2030 temperatures will still rise by 3 degrees Celsius by 2100.
To put that into perspective, the goal of the Paris agreement was to keep the global temperature increase to under 2 degrees.
The head of the U.N. Environment Program Eric Solheim, which produces the annual report, said this week that “One year after the Paris Agreement entered into force, we still find ourselves in a situation where we are not doing nearly enough to save hundreds of millions of people from a miserable future. Governments, the private sector
The report says unless global greenhouse gas emissions peak before 2020, the CO2 levels will be way above the goal set for 2030, which, it goes on, will make it “extremely unlikely that the goal of holding global warming to well below 2 degrees C can still be reached.”
The United Nations claims that closing this gap will be easy
But this is simply not true. Pure fantasy.
The list of what would need to be done by the year 2020 includes: Boosting renewable energy’s share to 30%. Pushing electric cars to 15% of new car sales, up from less than 1% today. Doubling mass transit use. Cutting air travel CO2 emissions by 20%. And coming up with $1 trillion for “climate action. Also, coal-fired power plants would have to be phased out worldwide, starting right now.
According to the report, “phasing out coal consumption … is an indispensable condition for achieving international climate change targets.” This means putting a stop to any new coal plants and starting to phase out the ones currently in use worldwide.
Currently, there are 273 gigawatts of coal capacity under construction around the world right now, and another 570 gigawatts in the pipeline, the UN says.
This represents a 42% increase in global energy production from coal. Developing countries who need coal as a cheap source of fuel to grow their economies aren’t suddenly going to call it quits.
But don’t worry, this doesn’t mean the planet is doomed. all those forecasts of global catastrophe are based on computer models that have been unreliable predictors of warming. And always assume the worst.
However, what the report does make clear is that all the posturing by government leaders in Paris was just that. Posturing.
None of these countries intended to take the drastic and economically catastrophic steps environmentalist claim are needed to prevent a climate change doomsday.
Once again, Trump was right.
The Paris climate accord amounted to nothing, or pretty close to it. Even the United Nations admits that now.
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