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The Paris Climate Treaty Is Already Failing
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  • Suzy Dixon

    Of course it did. It’s utter rubbish. You have America and especially European states that are post industrial, and basically reversing much of their carbon footprint already.
    Then you have fake news, like CNN and NYT, saying inane things like “china poised to fill US gap on climate change.” Oh yes, the leader in global coal investment and massive polluter is taking charge. Thank you NYT for giving me the daily laugh we all need. Courtesy of Carlos Slim, the Mexican billionaire and nearly 1/5 owner by himself that tells the NYT what to do.

  • FriendlyGoat

    Many of the readers here no doubt have grandchildren. After we are gone—–50 years down the road—–some of them will actually know what they are talking about in the climate change debate.

    • Proud Skeptic

      Yup. It will probably take every bit of 50 years before this thing is understood.

      • FriendlyGoat

        The question is whether our grandkids will think we were sages or dolts for taking the “time will tell” approach. (Notice I did not posit an answer to that.)

  • FluffyFooFoo

    Pruitt is a climate agnostic and not a climate denier.

  • Angel Martin

    The point is the treaty, not the actual results.

    The purpose of all this is to bind/weaken the USA with a treaty, not to change the carbon level.

  • Proud Skeptic

    And here is my surprised face… :-0

  • Trajan Fanzine

    The countries having trouble complying or looking for loopholes are not thinking this through; just keep importing as many Muslims, as quickly as possible,then when they wake up to the voting power they wield, viola’. They’ll get you back to the 15th century likety split…no more Carbon problems.

  • Fat_Man

    “our EPA chief is an outright denier.”

    That is a slander. You owe him an apology.

    Judy Curry is a real climate scientist*. Here is her comment** on Scott Pruitt’s statements:

    “If I am interpreting Pruitt’s statements correctly, I do not find anything to disagree with in what he said: we don’t know how much of recent warming can be attributed to humans. In my opinion, this is correct and is a healthy position for both the science and policy debates.”

    *”Professor Judith A. Curry is the author of over 180 scientific papers on weather and climate and is a recipient of the Henry G. Houghton Research Award from the American Meteorological Society in 1992. She recently retired from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she held the positions of Professor and Chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.”

    **
    https://judithcurry.com/2017/03/11/scott-pruitts-statement-on-climate-change/#more-22891

  • marcossantiago

    There was a good discussion today at the House hearings on Climate Change re. calling someone a denier, Jamie Horgan, the author of this post, should view the video.

    Jamie is apparently the “Coral Davenport” of AI.

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