Map of Climate Shame reveals most of world doesn’t fight climate change

With the Bonn UN Climate Junket in its last days, the big leaders are coming in, and the ambit claims are coming out.

The Climate Action Network or CAN have published a glossy report that shows just what a failure Paris was. All the red countries are pretending to do something but scoring terribly. Grey countries are not even pretending, and New Zealand has been wiped off the map. (Seriously, something spooky happened in that last election.) Commiserations to Kiwis.

Since India is getting the Green Guernsey and the US  is getting a wrist slap, we know for sure this chart is not based on actual CO2 emission trends, or perhaps even any numbers.

The US, after all, has reduced emissions more than anywhere else while India is doubling it’s coal mining. Is that what we should aim for?

Australia, meanwhile, can never do enough, despite reducing our per capita emissions by a phenomenal 28% from 1990-2013.

We sacrificed our electrical grids, have “implemented” an Emissions Trading Scheme and say we are aiming for the same obscenely tough 28% reduction that is the fashion despite being a heavy industrial quarry, with the lowest population density, biggest distances, and highest electricity costs in the world.

To make it harder on ourselves the chief commodity we are disadvantaging happens to be our second largest export industry. Despite all this, CAN ranks Australia “Very low”.

The color red really means “squeeze more blood.”

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Look at all those nations besides the USA who are very low in not abiding by the junk science inspired Paris Accord just like with the Kyoto Treaty from King William(Clinton) the Rapists ruling days its just like with DDT and many other pesticides they were banned becuase of Junk Science and Politics and the NYT’s is the American Pravda a lying liberal rag only good for lining a Birds Cage with

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    Amber

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    Kind of a stupid and pointless racist map . Is it supposed to be a green guilt map where countries strive to bump their color up ?
    The dung burners in Africa don’t stand a chance .
    Maybe New Zealand was to be an example . If you don’t play ball you disappear like so many Jews did in the middle of the night .
    The green gestapo are coming .

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    rick

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    Fighting climate change? WTF – that’s kind of like fighting the sun from coming up or the GD tide from going out STOP FEEDING into this freaking green-bean narrative.

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    David Lewis

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    If the United States has withdrawn from the Paris Treaty and grey means are not even pretending, shouldn’t we be grey? It is pretty obvious this map is nothing more than someone’s preconceived prejudice.

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    Amber

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    Right you are David Lewis . The graph has all the markings of
    a participation badge winner .
    Even without signing the Paris Pledge the USA is doing much to reduce fossil fuel use because it makes sense in an advanced
    capitalistic country to reduce energy input costs and strive for overall efficiency gains . Having big government sending the “right price signals” is a complete joke in deregulated energy markets . But that isn’t really the point anyways it’s about hollowing out the middle class and finding a new tax vein for governments .
    Mean while the bid dogs shake down shareholders with pay that is often hundreds of times greater than the people doing most of the work . A for mule for disaster and so many of the disenfranchised are armed.
    Start building those fortified castles Billionaires start enjoying life as Zoo residents .

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    Spurwing Plover

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    All those who want to keep the fossil fuel in the ground need to spend the entire winter in a cave without heat and it should be a very drafty cave with bugs and lizards and little creepy crawly things creeping and crawling over them all night long

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