Bummer: We Only Have 100 Days To Save The World

Extreme hyperbole? Check. Here’s hyper-alarmist John D. Sutter at CNN, which used to be interested in actual news, not fiction

100 days to save the world

The 1997 Kyoto Protocol, for instance, was signed but never ratified by the United States, and even global sweetheart Canada pulled out and failed to meet its pollution targets. More recently, in 2009,talks in Copenhagen, Denmark, amounted to “a sort of climate wish list,” Elizabeth Kolbert wrote in The New Yorker.

We can’t throw out that frustrating history, of course.

But we can and should do our best to shake it off, Taylor Swift-style.

World leaders are set to meet again 100 days from Saturday. This time in Paris. And, this time, against all odds, there’s ample evidence things finally will be different.

Taylor Swift?

This is supposed to be the World’s Most Serious Problem, and we get a Taylor Swift shake it off mention. What’s not mentioned are the 10,000 or so people who will descend on Paris using fossil fueled travel methods, especially private airplanes and limos.

Here are five reasons for optimism ahead of the talks.

  1. Countries already are pledging major pollution cuts (yeah, they did that with the Kyoto Protocol, then failed to follow through. And CO2 is not a pollutant, no matter how many times Warmists call it that)
  2. China and the United States are playing ball (China is building coal fired power plants willy nilly)
  3. The 2 degrees goal is still in reach (barely) (the plans offered at the Conference on the Parties meetings wouldn’t stop the world from exceeding that magical 2C number)
  4. Hundreds of thousands are demanding action (The other 7 billion aren’t)
  5. The stakes are too high to give up (this is your ultra-doom moment, which you’ll have to read yourself)

And we end thusly

“I’m concerned,” he said, “but not pessimistic.”

Neither am I. We owe it to the planet to remain optimistic.

If we “owe the planet”, shouldn’t every Warmist give up their own fossil fuels usage and go carbon neutral?

Save $10 on purchases of $49.99 & up on our Fruit Bouquets at 1800flowers.com. Promo Code: FRUIT49
If you liked my post, feel free to subscribe to my rss feeds.

Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed

3 Responses to “Bummer: We Only Have 100 Days To Save The World”

  1. Monday morning links

    Leonardo’s To-Do List Yale’s Robert Shiller: Market ‘Aftershocks’ Are Coming From Whitewater to Email: David Kendall, the Clintons’ Dogged Lawyer Go Ahead and Pile Up Those Student Loans…. Bummer: We Only Have 100 Days To Save The World Realiti

  2. PapaMAS says:

    Repent! The end of the world is nigh!

  3. Dana says:

    If other countries want to impoverish their people in order to reduce CO2 emissions, it doesn’t bother me in the slightest. I just don’t want the United States government to make Americans poorer by going along with that silliness.

Pirate's Cove