Almost All Paris Climate Agreement Nations Are Missing Their Commitments

Is it still “historic” if nations are bothering to implement it?

Almost all countries have fallen short on climate change commitments

The Paris agreement set a goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels. Climate Action Tracker measures countries’ progress toward meeting this goal and the latest report finds that just two countries, The Gambia and Morocco, currently have policies that meet the 1.5-degree target.

Scientific evidence shows that a 2-degree warmer world will be far more disastrous for civilization than a world that warms by 1.5 degrees or less.

Climate Action Tracker’s Yvonne Deng notes that the group’s ratings take into account the unique situations of each country. (snip)

In addition to rating each of the countries’ commitments under Paris, Climate Action Tracker also uses what they call their CAT Thermometer, a tool that measures global temperature rise under various scenarios. For example, they’ve calculated that if countries do what they’ve committed to doing under the Paris agreements, the world will see a rise of about 3 degrees Celsius by the end of this century.

Huh. So the commitments wouldn’t be 1.5C or 2C, but 3C? Despite the world temperature going up just .9C since 1850? And only two are on track for the 1.5C goal? Where are all the other nations who were super enthused? I’m guess that all the restrictions and taxes and rises in the cost of living aren’t helping.

Hey, maybe it has to do with the people realizing that people who think of themselves as our political masters are making all sorts of deals to force citizens to pay more and lose freedom while jetting all over the world and living the high life on the public dime.

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11 Responses to “Almost All Paris Climate Agreement Nations Are Missing Their Commitments”

  1. Jethro says:

    Let the kids, grandkids and great-grandkids worry about it. 3C? North Dakota and Minnesota and Finland and Siberia and North Korea will love the warmth. Maybe we can build a Wall to keep the Central and South Americans from migrating north. Maybe Canada will build a Wall to keep us from moving north.

    We’ll all be dead by 2100 anyway.

    • formwiz says:

      Yes, but they’ll be living under a Stalinist state where everything is monitored and the slightest offense gets you sent to Birkenau-on-the-Gallatin.

  2. Jl says:

    Our magic eight ball reader is back, making more assertions with absolutely no evidence…
    Case in point from the article-“scientific evidence shows that a 2-degree warmer world will be far more disastrous…”. Uh, no. A model doesn’t produce evidence, which is what all these end of days scenarios are based on. But typical for this crowd to try (and usually succeed) to fool the general public with these word games.

    • Jethro says:

      But you state repeatedly that the thermometer and satellite data showing warming are “cooked” and part of an international communist-driven hoax to raise taxes and steal freedom.

      You don’t even accept basic physics.

    • Jethro says:

      If I’m wrong, we end up with cleaner air.

      But if you’re wrong, mankind will never be the same. And not in a good way.

  3. Jl says:

    “Mankind will never be the same”. Again, without evidence. “You don’t accept basic physics.” Basic physics would no doubt describe “evidence” as something that has happened, not something that could happen in the future.

    • Jethro says:

      So you think a 3C increase will not affect humankind negatively?

    • Jethro says:

      Basic physics, e.g., how thermometers work and how electromagnetic radiation (EMR) interacts with matter.

      But you deny that the Earth is warming or that atmospheric CO2 absorbs EMR.

  4. Dana says:

    A third country met its target: the United States! Since President Trump threw that silly piece of paper in the trash, we had no target to achieve, so we automatically met it!

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