Sunday, May 1, 2016

Climate change is real, but Paris treaty won't fix it:

From the article: 
The reality is that we need to respond to the real problem of climate change, but this well-intentioned treaty is a hugely expensive way of doing very little.
The Paris accord talks a big game. It doesn't just commit to capping the global temperature increase at 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The text goes even further and says the world's leaders commit to keeping the increase "well below 2 degrees Celsius" and will try to cap it at 1.5 degrees Celsius.
But this is just rhetoric. My own research and the only peer-reviewed published assessment of the Paris agreement used the United Nation's favorite climate model to measure the impact of every nation fulfilling every major carbon-cutting promise in the treaty between now and 2030. I found that the total temperature reduction will be just 0.086 degrees Fahrenheit by 2100.
Even if these promises were extended for 70 more years, then all the promises would reduce temperature rises by 0.3 degrees Fahrenheit by 2100. This is similar to a finding by scientists at MIT. It's feeble.

A scam so huge it is difficult to wrap one's mind around it.