COP21 Pledges – COP 21 Paris Summit http://climateparis.org Climate Conference / Talks Sat, 13 Feb 2016 05:14:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 78445715 Is the Paris climate deal meaningless? http://climateparis.org/2015/11/is-the-paris-climate-deal-is-meaningless/ Mon, 30 Nov 2015 04:53:19 +0000 http://climateparis.org/?p=676 This article is by a conservative who may just want to cause trouble. None-the-less, it contains a lot of accurate information, although sometimes with a nasty spin. But that’s no excuse for hiding our heads in the sand. One point that is relevant to the analysis on this website is the the Lawrence Berkeley National […]

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India to Increase CO2 by 3.5 Gt/year by 2030 http://climateparis.org/2015/11/india-to-increase-co2-by-3-5-gtyear-by-2030/ Sat, 28 Nov 2015 23:35:36 +0000 http://climateparis.org/?p=652 India argues that it cannot simply decide between renewable and non-renewable power – it needs both. So a breakneck dash for coal is taking place across the country, where on average one new mine is opening every month. As a result, India’s carbon dioxide emissions, are expected to rise from 1.7bn tonnes in 2010 to […]

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MIT Says Paris Will Only Make a 0.2C Difference http://climateparis.org/2015/11/mit-says-paris-will-make-a-zero-point-2c-difference/ Sat, 21 Nov 2015 22:39:09 +0000 http://climateparis.org/?p=546 MIT is not part of the UN establishment; its report on the Paris pledges comes to a much different conclusion, than does the U.N. report.  For example, MIT’s report says, “Under the proposed cuts, the emissions path far exceeds levels consistent with the 2°C goal.”  Here are a few other conclusions from MIT’s report: The 64 Gt […]

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Even Greenpeace Gets Fooled http://climateparis.org/2015/11/even-greenpeace-gets-fooled/ Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:40:00 +0000 http://climateparis.org/?p=428 When Greenpeace becomes a bunch of wide-eyed optimists about a treaty that even OPEC likes, you know we’re in trouble. They list 5 things to know about COP21, and get 4 1/2 of them wrong. Such touching naiveté. “They’re meeting in Paris to try and agree a global legally binding climate treaty.” They say “legally […]

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UN: Paris INDC pledges Make 2C Scenarios Nearly Impossible http://climateparis.org/2015/11/un-paris-indc-pledges-make-2c-scenarios-nearly-impossible/ Wed, 11 Nov 2015 16:35:05 +0000 http://climateparis.org/?p=390 The UNEP released the Executive Summary of its 6th annual Emissions Gap Report. These track how far short the climate pledges are falling relative to the 2°C goal. Basically it says, many models say that the INDCs make the 2°C scenarios impossible to meet, and the other models say it’s possible with a massive cost increase. The […]

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UN Newsroom Distorts UN Findings on INDCs http://climateparis.org/2015/10/un-newsroom-distorts-un-findings-on-indcs/ Fri, 30 Oct 2015 18:26:09 +0000 http://climateparis.org/?p=206 Today (2015/10/30) the UN released its report on the aggregate effect of INDCs. The findings are inconclusive, and not very optimistic, so the Newsroom did its best to spin them. For example, it reported: One of the key findings is that the INDCs will bring global average emissions per capita down by as much as […]

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Paris Climate Improvement Is Overstated http://climateparis.org/2015/10/paris-climate-improvement-is-overstated/ http://climateparis.org/2015/10/paris-climate-improvement-is-overstated/#comments Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:55:23 +0000 http://climateparis.org/?p=203 Many news stories have reported that because of the climate pledges made for the Paris climate conference, the world will warm by 3°C instead of by 5°C. This comes from a report of the EU Commission. But that report does not say 5°C, it says 3.8 – 4.7°C, which is 4.25°C on average. But even this value is too […]

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Christiana Figueres confirms pledges are just self-interest http://climateparis.org/2015/10/christiana-figueres-confirms-pledges-are-just-self-interest/ Fri, 02 Oct 2015 22:16:14 +0000 http://climateparis.org/?p=177 In an interview with CBS News, 2 October 2015, Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, said The United States or China or Tuvalu … none of them are doing this to save the planet. All of these countries are putting their best foot forward because they understand it’s good for their economies. And that is the […]

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