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 COP21: Toothless and Will Change Little http://climateparis.org/2015/12/cop21-toothless-and-will-change-little/ http://climateparis.org/2015/12/cop21-toothless-and-will-change-little/#comments Fri, 18 Dec 2015 21:30:36 +0000 http://climateparis.org/?p=888 Figueres, the UN climate chief, told us repeatedly that none of the pledges were doing anything for the purpose of fixing the climate. And she told us the agreement was designed to have no teeth—she says they’re a bad idea. So just what you would expect to happen is happening. Countries are doing whatever they want, with […]

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Paris Leaves in Place $160 B / year Fossil Subsidies http://climateparis.org/2015/12/paris-leaves-in-place-160-b-year-fossil-subsidies/ Wed, 02 Dec 2015 18:31:55 +0000 http://climateparis.org/?p=697 The Paris conference is unable even to begin talking about an agreement to start phasing out fossil fuel subsidies. This demonstrate the weakness of the Paris agreement. (Story on subsidies.)  

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UN Climate Chief: Pledges are Just Greed — Not to Save the Planet http://climateparis.org/2015/12/un-climate-chief-pledges-are-just-greed-not-to-save-the-planet/ Tue, 01 Dec 2015 20:22:42 +0000 http://climateparis.org/?p=684 “Greed” is the term used for “economic self-interest” when discussing corporations. And economic self-interest is what Figueres says is the basis of every country’s pledge for Paris. Leaders gathered in Paris to forge a deal on climate change are acting out of economic self-interest, not a desire to “save the planet,” U.N. Climate Chief Christiana Figueres […]

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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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Why scientists say the Paris climate summit will fail http://climateparis.org/2015/11/why-scientists-say-the-paris-climate-summit-will-fail/ http://climateparis.org/2015/11/why-scientists-say-the-paris-climate-summit-will-fail/#comments Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:23:54 +0000 http://climateparis.org/?p=646 The upcoming Paris climate talks would be much more successful if the rules of the game weren’t so faulty, a number of scientists believe. All that it would take is for the UN to observe one simple concept: reciprocity. This article on COP21 is based on an interview with David MacKay, of the University of […]

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How the UN Mistakes Prediction Errors for Ambition http://climateparis.org/2015/11/how-un-mistakes-prediction-errors-for-ambition/ Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:31:10 +0000 http://climateparis.org/?p=576 This graph shows how the UN predicts what would have happened without the Paris pledges. And it shows what is probably a more realistic prediction becauseit takes account of the burst of CO2 from 2002 to 2010 was due to China. China decided to stop that for health reasons, not because of COP21. So without any help […]

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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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19 Year Graph of Emissions: China, US and Rest of World http://climateparis.org/2015/11/19-year-graph-of-emissions-china-us-and-rest-of-world/ Sat, 14 Nov 2015 05:26:19 +0000 http://climateparis.org/?p=400 China has turned a corner. It’s gone from horrible to normal regarding its emissions growth. That’s really good news for the world, but here’s the catch: It has nothing to do with the UN negotiations or Paris. The graph adjust CO2 emissions for growth in GDP. On average, for the last 19 years, the rest […]

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