Nearly Two Hundred Nations Pass Accord in Paris


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is praising the new accord on global warming as a deal that will save the world for generations to come.

He says “it’s a victory for all of the planet and for future generations.”

Kerry told fellow negotiators Saturday in Paris that “it will help the world prepare for the impacts of climate change that are already here and also for those that we already know are on our way inevitably.” He added the pact would “prevent the worst most devastating consequences of climate change from ever happening.”

More than 190 countries had been negotiating the pact for four years after earlier attempts to reach such a deal failed.

  • Maggat

    Good Christ, in the next iterations of the Bible I will expect Kerry’s standing will be right up there with God and Jesus.

    • It’s all bullshit. Look at the documents — they agreed for all Nations to submit a proposal for CO2 limits. They also agreed that the submitted proposals would not be binding. Barack Obama set up the U.S. “non-binding” stipulation from day one. Not that I care, as far as I’m concerned CO2 is not a pollutant (not at its current concentrations), and the “Greenhouse Effect” would be a good thing if we want to prevent drought.

  • Anything Kerry is involved in is bound to be a disaster. He’s an utter idiot.

  • Dana Garcia

    Time to punish the successful nations…

    • Clausewitz

      We are so screwed.

  • mobuyus

    About 185 of these countries will uni-brow beat the liberals into climate reparations that justin will preeningly hand over.

  • canminuteman

    Time to move your investments to lead, copper and brass. We are heading for economic armageddon.

    • Waffle

      I’ve added lithium and i’m watching uranium

      • canminuteman

        I invested in a company called Canadian Lithium when oil was very expensive a years ago, with the idea that very high oil would lead to people to start going for electric cars. It went south and I lost all my money. Oh well

        • Waffle

          Ouch — I just bought Avalon Rare Metals at $0.10. Can’t lose too much.

        • Jay Currie

          I write about that space over at the Financial Post: there is a lot of hype about lithium and graphite. However, if you find well managed companies with real deposits and the capacity to extract the resource and process it, they have a decent chance over the next few years. Lithium ion battery technology is good and getting better and the only way to get the silly green ideas to work is with a lot of stationary lithium ion batteries. Which will be big.

          With dopes like Wynne and Trudeau around we are going to be doing the renewable shuffle for a while yet. Doing it with massive battery storage might make it a bit less impossible.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Followed by nearly 198 countries ignoring it.

  • tom_billesley

    Nothing more horrendous than a collective will to leave a politicial legacy.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Since there are no penalties imposed, look for much special pleading, corner cutting and outright violations.

  • Gary

    Does anyone with a decent brain think for one moment that these 40,000 Government employees ,gorging at the public trough, actually want to solve the non-crisis and give up the paid Vacations ( which the poor can only dream of) to the gab-fests around the World .

    The “I” in the ipcc is ‘Inter-Governmental ‘ which spells parasites and sloth.
    Yesterday a News report claimed that some Expert said that the Earth was slowing down because the North Pole ice cap melting had water that went down to the Equator and the moon was dragging on more weight during the Tides.

    Right , lets forget the 400,000 years of climate records from the Volstok ice Core samples and that NASA claimed that the ultimate factors for Climate is the Earth’s Orbit , 23.5 degree tilt from its axis, plus the 11 year Solar cycles .
    NASA is the same Gov org , now run by Obama to promote islam , that recorded global warming on Mars even without Gore and Suzuki’s 9 Houses and Neil Young’s Diesel Tour Bus and his 7.0 Litre, 2 Tonne, 1959 Lincoln .
    The IPCC does NOT include the SUN or Volcanos for how they measure co2
    and temperatures. They have skewed the Data by only dealing with less than the 1% of the factors that affect co2 which they still can’t accurately pinpoint to humans .
    So when Gore or Suzuki talk about a rise in co2 levels they fail to admit that a 1.0% rise might have the Human content affecting that 1.0% as being around 0.008.

    The first group of 5 year old’s that Gore spoke to in Kindergarten had finished High school while some are in University while not having experienced any Global Warming .

    • ontario john

      This country is totally screwed with the political leadership we now have. Turdeau and his Wynne aides are blowing billions on this global warming scam, driving up the deficit to record levels with his building projects, billions for whiny indians, and billions on refugees. Meanwhile we are told that our heritage and ancestors are invaders and evil, but we have to pay all the bills with ever increasing taxes. And now of course global warming taxes to heat our homes and drive our cars. “Sunny Ways”

  • ontario john

    And so the biggest socialist tax grab in world history begins. And don’t kid yourself. This is all about the socialist agenda to destroy or at least change and control the West. You had the biggest collection of socialist activists in attendance. Like that new age communist Naomi Klein who was the darling of the media there calling for the dismantling of the capitalist system and the redistribution of wealth to third world countries. And of course Western leaders like sheep were jumping on the band wagon because they are drooling at the prospect of massive new taxes. The global warming scam is just another tactic of the socialist agenda. Another tool like whiny indians, homosexuals, and abortion. The socialists actually don’t care about any of those groups. They are just effective tools in the fight against the success and democracy of the West. And the media is the biggest propaganda tool they have. The media only allows “Sunny Ways” reporting that would make Hitler’s efforts look weak in comparison. And someone should take the bar fridge out of Liz May’s Paris hotel room, as her emotional outbursts during countless CBC interviews is getting pathetic.

    • tom_billesley

      The last remaining deep coal mine in the UK closes next week. At the beginning of WW1 there were over a million men working in over a thousand deep mines, fuelling the Empire.

  • Waffle

    “We go out of our course to make ourselves uncomfortable; the cup of life is not bitter enough to our palate, and we distill superfluous poison to put into it, or conjure up hideous things to frighten ourselves at, which would never exist if we did not make them.”
    Time to haul out McKay and re-read — Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.

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  • HalcyonDaze

    Completely delusional. None of this is binding so don’t expect it to work any better than the Kyoto Accord did. All this is doing is paying lip service to the environuts who have been foaming at the mouth about evil humans causing what are natural occurring climate changes..

  • Hard Little Machine

    Most countries have signed on to the chemical weapons ban and the NPT too except 1) many have ignored it and 2) even the countries that haven’t never themselves ratified it. Including the US

  • Clink9

    They actually believe they can change the weather. Or they believe they can make millions of idiots think they can.

    • El Martyachi

      They’re clearly correct on point #2.

  • Bobd06

    A non problem gets a “solution”. Hold onto your wallets.

  • pdxnag

    The Sun does not revolve around Earth. It revolves around man.

  • Jay Currie

    This “historic deal” is not legally binding, actually increases CO2 emissions from 49 gigatons to 55 Gt (see para 17), provides no enforceable mechanism to collect and transfer funds to the developing world and is predicated on models which are increasingly losing contact with observations.

    The PDO and the Atlantic Oscillation are both going into cold phases and the El Nino which tweaked temps this year is likely to be followed by a La Nina which should send temps down. Best estimates are that, after 18 years of “no warming” we are likely in for a decade of, gasp, cooling.

    The best thing which can be said about Paris is that it is likely the last time the global warming scam will get much media traction.

    • Cat-astrophe

      Agree with everything. Only point I think may be wrong is the media traction.
      If you look at the body of your post, you spelled out the form it will come in.
      In the last year there has been a frantic press assault on the need for an agreement to save the planet from destruction through warming.
      They know the planet is heading for a cool down, and will stay that way for at least a decade. If they had not manipulated the world into passing the accord, they could not say later that we narrowly missed the coming destruction due to the Paris agreement, and NOW is the time to create a One World Government, or NWO if you like.

  • David Murrell

    It will be tedious to read through this agreement. And it is useless to depend on the corporate media cartel to explain it to us. All they are are dumbed down cheerleders.

  • Spatchcocked

    I’ve got the blue prints ready for production…solar powered tumbrels and wind turbine guillotines.

    It’s gonna be huge…a worldwide market!

  • Shebel

    In Canada—people are enraged and rioting over warm temperatures.

    • Clausewitz

      Of the countries that would benefit from this mythical global warming, Canada would be one of the leading nations. Just think; longer growing season, transhipping across the north west passage, more rainfall on the Prairies, and more arable land. Too bad it’s only a dream.

      • Shebel

        Not too worry about the benefits—
        You will be bled Dry to compensate for the annual flooding in Bangladesh.

  • Heltau

    So, are any of those 190 countries to be including: china, cuba, north korea, iran, or any other islam or commie country?
    I bet you mostly NOT.
    And who is going to pay for all this “saving of the planet” we live on, oh me, pick me, America for sure without any doubt there skippy.
    Frackian libturds!!!!!

  • barryjr

    How much is this going to cost me?

    • Bataviawillem