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Cheering and fearing — can climate deal save Earth?

Monday, January 4th 2016 - 10:30 UTC
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By Gwynne Dyer -The climate deal that almost 200 countries agreed to in Paris was far better than most insiders dared to hope even one month ago. The biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, China and the United States, are finally on board. There is real money on the table to help poor countries cut their emissions and cope with warming. Read full article

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  • Marti Llazo

    Selling smoke, as usual. And when the smoke clears, all of this will be revealed to be one big kumbaya. Since the US congress will never approve it, it certainly isn't worth the millions of gallons of hydrocarbons that the “climate deal” participants spent on getting there, cooking their filet mignon, and staying in luxuriously heated wintertime Parisian 5-star hotels. One might think that such a convention of the allegedly conscious would stumble upon the number one factor contributing to their falling-sky panic, but even mentioning unbridled population growth is just so, you know, racist and politically incorrect. At least Argentina has been honest enough to say hell no, we're not going to play your silly developed-nation games.

    Jan 04th, 2016 - 02:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Promises , promises,

    so easy to agree these things in public,

    yet impossible to inforce, as the world will soon find out.

    Jan 04th, 2016 - 08:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Capt Rockhopper

    Is it just me? We struggle to forecast the weather accurately, now we are going to control it. Its going well then, what with the floods in the Americas and the UK. And of course volcanoes have no effect on the atmosphere. Look up Thira and Krakatoa. Mmmmmm?

    Jan 06th, 2016 - 08:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    At some point (not in our lifetimes) an informed and intelligent populace will insist upon measures to effectively adapt to weather and climate effects, rather than practicing a religion which promotes a belief in controlling them.

    Jan 06th, 2016 - 04:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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