Saturday, 30 April 2016

TODAY PROGRAMME LISTENERS MISLED ON PARIS AGREEMENT BY LORD TURNER

This piece explains how Lord Turner misled listeners to the Today Programme when he tried to make out the Paris Climate Agreement was such a success. It is well worth reading the whole article, but here is  a short quote which sums up the true situation:
"Art 4(4) of the Paris Agreement confines ‘absolute emissions reduction targets’ to the developed countries and distinguishes them from the ‘mitigation efforts’ the developing countries might undertake, which will not involve absolute reductions. This provides an explicitly legal permission for developing countries not to make any CO2 reductions and will be the legal basis of continued immense increase in China’s and India’s CO2 emissions."

In other words the agreement is complete nonsense and will inevitably lead, not to any world reduction in emissions, but in fact to an increase which could not effect any reduction in global warming at all. What it will do, if the Western nations are daft enough to follow it, is to transfer our jobs and economic success to the developing nations. The question is, are we that stupid?

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