Why the Paris climate deal will fail

With the environmental reputation of 150 world leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, riding on the outcome, the United Nations’ climate conference scheduled to wrap up Friday in Paris will be declared a historic success.

But it will be a failure because whatever agreement is reached at COP 21 (the 21st meeting of the Conference of the Parties), it will not include legally binding, enforceable greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets for the 190 participating nations.

  • Exile1981

    Turdeau’s an idiot he’ll sign whatever his advisors put in front of him. Even his own assassination order.

    • Maggat

      Here’s hoping.

  • B__2

    The meeting is only a failure if the long term target of $100 billion dollars a year levied on the ‘developed’ (i.e. rich Western countries), becomes derailed. It’s about power and money, and ‘saving the environment’ provides a useful excuse to gather both power and money to those who are leading this push.

  • Spatchcocked

    I dunno….looks like rain to me……..lots of it.