Turned out that business as usual climate change is ‘exceedingly unlikely’

Rather than being seen as something that only had a 3% chance of becoming reality, it became known as the “business-as-usual” scenario, by climate scientists and has been used in more than 2,000 research papers since.

It sounded likely to me.


Lots of talking, but greenhouse gas emissions are still rising

Greenhouse gas emissions have risen steadily for the past decade despite the current and future threat posed by climate change, according to a new United Nations report.


Everybody expects others to do something or do without something. People are more interested in getting richer. There are lots of reports about how bad the world is going to be, but when i go outside it looks the same as always. Winters are still cold here. We still get snow.

They should write articles so i can understand them

“The NDC approach, on the other hand, understands that actionable knowledge emerges from culturally embedded negotiations and practices, organized around specific moral attachments and procedural commitments.”

“Second, greater consideration needs to be given to culturally specific modes of reasoning that give meaning to knowledge and play out more at local than global levels (15).”


? What the fuck is that supposed to mean

After all the talking about climate change the CO2 level is still going up

If the Paris agreement was successful the CO2 rise should slow down. It is not. It is going up faster. I wonder if it would have made any difference without Kyoto protocol and Paris agreement. Maybe the CO2 level would be the same. I see lots of headlines about CO2 emission, but i am suspicious. Is anybody actually doing something.


The Paris agreement is a failure

Lots of talking, but CO2 emissions are still going up.

Counter-intuitively, the Paris ’15 Agreement, unbeknownst to participants at the time, somehow (mysteriously) served to launch accelerating CO2 emissions.

It will be hard to stop people from cutting down forest.

Meanwhile, one hundred countries have explicitly identified mitigation strategies involving “land use” with a common strategy of increasing forest “carbon sinks” by reducing deforestation and/or increasing reforestation. However, deforestation increased by 29% between 2015-16 in Brazil and by 44% in Columbia, and the net result of overall deforestation and land-use shows no real progress for years.


Shithole countries use Paris agreement to get money out of rich countries

“Two weeks of climate talks organized by the United Nations finished with developing countries demanding more clarity from their richer counterparts on when a promised package of $100 billion in finance will materialize.”

The shithole countries really wants some money. The rich countries had to promise the shithole countries lots of money to get them to accept the Paris agreement. The rich countries wanted to keep things about past emissions out of the agreement. Did it really have to be that expensive. Who the fuck promised $100 billion. Now that the US is leaving the agreement, europe have to pay all of the money. Is it really $100 billion a year?