Bummer: Most European Union Nations Are Not Meeting Their Paris Climate Agreement Commitments

The U.S. under Donald Trump is actually seeing a reduction in the carbon footprint per citizen, much of it due to the expansion of the use of natural gas. It wasn’t intentional, just a byproduct. And Trump has pulled the U.S. essentially out of the Paris Climate Agreement. How about the nations that are super enthused about the PCA?

The U.S. Isn’t the Only Major Country Not Meeting Its Climate Goals

Three years ago, world leaders from nearly every country around the world laid out specific plans to fight climate change that included strategies to slash their greenhouse gas emissions. Those commitments generated optimism that the world might finally address global warming and helped seal the deal on the Paris Agreement.

Now, the majority of G20 countries aren’t following through on their promises, according to a new report from the United Nation Environment Programme. And, even if countries followed through, the world would fall short of limiting temperature rise to safe levels.

“Countries are not doing enough,” says UNEP official Phillip Drost, who coordinated the report. “We need to mitigate more emissions.” (snip)

The report looks specifically at G20 countries and shows that the vast majority, including the United States, the world’s second largest emitter, are not on track to reduce their emissions in line with their 2015 commitments. And some of the countries that are — such as Russia and Turkey — have been criticized for setting unambitious targets. China is one notable exception to the trend: the country’s greenhouse gas emissions will likely begin to decline before 2030 as it promised even as it continues its breakneck economic growth.

It’s easy to sign a document, a Historic Document!!!!!, proclaiming that they will Do Something. It’s a lot harder to force citizens to pay through the nose, see their cost of living rise, and also see that money go to people in other countries. Not too mention giving up lots of freedom and choice. All while these same elites never give up their own money or big carbon footprints.

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One Response to “Bummer: Most European Union Nations Are Not Meeting Their Paris Climate Agreement Commitments”

  1. Dana says:

    The peasants are revolting in France, as President Macron tries to meet the goals, to comply with an agreement signed in his own capital city. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif

    It appears that President Trump is the most honest world leader out there, because he said, ‘F(ornicate) that, we’re not playing your stupid game,’ while the others keep playing, but failing to meet their commitments.

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