The UN Admits That The Paris Climate Deal Was A Fraud

The day Obama threw America’s economy under the bus.

Global Hot Air: Here’s a United Nations climate report that environmentalists probably don’t want anybody to read. It says that even if every country abides by the grand promises they made last year in Paris to reduce greenhouse gases, the planet would still be “doomed.”

When President Obama hitched America to the Paris Accord in 2016, he declared that it was “the moment that we finally decided to save our planet.” And when Trump pulled out of the deal this year, he was berated by legions of environmentalists for killing it.

But it turns out that the Paris accord was little more than a sham that will do nothing to “save the planet.”

According to the latest annual UN report on the “emissions gap,” the Paris agreement will provide only a third of the cuts in greenhouse gas that environmentalists claim is needed to prevent catastrophic warming. If every country involved in those accords abides by their pledges between now and 2030 — which is a dubious proposition — temperatures will still rise by 3 degrees C by 2100. The goal of the Paris agreement was to keep the global temperature increase to under 2 degrees.

Eric Solheim, head of the U.N. Environment Program, which produces the annual report, said this week that “One year after the Paris Agreement entered into force, we still find ourselves in a situation where we are not doing nearly enough to save hundreds of millions of people from a miserable future. Governments, the private sector and civil society must bridge this catastrophic climate gap.”

The report says unless global greenhouse gas emissions peak before 2020, the CO2 levels will be way above the goal set for 2030, which, it goes on, will make it “extremely unlikely that the goal of holding global warming to well below 2 degrees C can still be reached.”

Not to worry. The UN claims that closing this gap will be easy enough if nations set their collective minds to it.

But this is a fantasy. The list of what would need to be done by 2020 — a little over two years from now — includes: Boosting renewable energy’s share to 30%. Pushing electric cars to 15% of new car sales, up from less than 1% today. Doubling mass transit use. Cutting air travel CO2 emissions by 20%. And coming up with $1 trillion for “climate action.”

Oh, and coal-fired power plants would have to be phased out worldwide, starting now.

According to the report, “phasing out coal consumption … is an indispensable condition for achieving international climate change targets.” That means putting a halt to any new coal plants while starting to phase out the ones currently in use.

Good luck with that. There are currently 273 gigawatts of coal capacity under construction around the world, and another 570 gigawatts in the pipeline, the UN says. That would represent a 42% increase in global energy production from coal. Does anyone really think developing countries who need coal as a cheap source of fuel to grow their economies will suddenly call it quits?

So, does this mean the planet is doomed? Hardly. As we have noted in this space many times, all those forecasts of global catastrophe are based on computer models that have been unreliable predictors of warming. And all of the horror stories assume the worst.

What the report does make clear, however, is that all the posturing by government leaders in Paris was just that. Posturing. None of these countries intended to take the drastic and economically catastrophic steps environmentalist claim are needed to prevent a climate change doomsday.  As such, Trump was right to stop pretending.

Whether you believe in climate change or not, the Paris climate accord amounted to nothing, or pretty close to it. Even the UN admits that now.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    The whole Paris Accord is all about World Goverment all run by the Useless Nations the CFR and a bunch of Eco-FGreaks who would force us all to live miserble primative life i caves,mud or glass huts and making the annual sacrifice to the pagan deities the Greens worship during the pagan Earthday Fesivals

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    Kevin

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    “So, does this mean the planet is doomed?”
    It sure does if we follow the idiotic green’s and UN recommendations.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Time to throw Obama and the Useless Nations under the bus along with Bore and DiCaprio

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    Amber

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    For a $trillion dollars we can apparently stop the climates fever .
    Maybe Al Gore could be the custodian of the cash – minus a small commission of course . Hey the Clintons might even have a little
    time on their hands now to shut down those coal worker jobs Hillary promised .
    The 2 degree c goal for 2020 will be punted down the field next year in another breathless furrowed brow climate conference
    press release .
    These con artists have no shame . Kids gather round did you know that humans can now shape the climate to with in 2 degrees ?
    Yep forget Mother Nature and her billion year resume . We just need to throw $trillions to rent seekers with their business plans and beaks open for cash . Problem solved and you all get a participation badge too . Don’t worry about the $trillions we grown ups have added to your debt there isn’t going to be a middle class anyways . You are either rich or you are going to be a serf probably working for either a robot , a Lord (just like in the old days ) , or the thought police in government . You have to like the simplified choices we are creating for you . Now lets see those Happy Faces .

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    David Lewis

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    The article is correct in every way and SPURWING PLOVER is certainly correct that one of the goals of the climate change movement is to move a world government forward.

    Another thing that we must remember is how liberals think. They want to feel good about having done something about what they perceive to be a problem. Even if the actions they proposed would make no difference at all, they need to feel good that they have done something about it. I have seen this many times on the gun control issue. That is why pulling out of the Paris Treaty was such as disaster for them. They could no longer feel good that we were doing something about climate change. It didn’t matter that the treaty would do very little even if this fraud was true.

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      David Lewis

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      In testimony before Congress, Gina McCarthy, Obama’s head of the EPA, was drilled about how little difference the Clean Power Plan would make in global warming assuming that this was real. She said that the purpose of the CPP wasn’t to reduce warming, but to put the United States in a leadership position in negotiations. This is also what the Paris Treaty is about and why environmental alarmists are so up set that we have pulled out. Well, it is better to be alone eagle then the leaders of the lemmings going over the cliff.

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      Gerry

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      Progressivism = “Forward” You hear the term “Forward” everyday.
      http://www.heritage.org/political-process/report/the-progressive-movement-and-the-transformation-american-politics
      “Progressivism was the reform movement” No. It IS the reform movement. Ever “Forward”
      Progressivism morphs usurps adapts but it is not dead and gone by any means. Progressives continue to permeate every aspect of life from community, local politics, philanthropic organizations, all levels of education, businesses, religion and to the highest level of governments around the world.
      A modern Progressive, http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2007/07/23/clinton-i-consider-myself-a-modern-progressive/ Hillary was to be the next key figure to accelerate the advancement of Progressivism towards their ultimate goal of ONE WORLD GOVERNANCE.
      http://www1.udel.edu/globalagenda/2004/student/readings/rothkopfimperialism.html
      http://www.un.org/en/sections/un-charter/preamble/index.html Read the U.N. preamble. Explore all the chapters. The U.N. has already established itself as an ultimate world governing body. The end game is already in progress and as the world slides into chaos we will be directed to the U.N. as being our only hope and ultimately beg them to save us. Hillary may have lost the election but the Progressive Agenda is still moving “Forward”
      “Slandering their fathers while energetically progressing “somewhere,” the progressive is always in a position of impiety.”
      http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2011/09/3766/
      http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2012/01/4445/
      Fake news abounds. Know your source and verify.
      https://forwardprogressives.com/a-note-from-allen/
      Even those who are pushing the agenda have to slip in a nugget of truth now and then to mask intent. “While the Internet has brought with it many amazing things, it’s also made the spread of lies, fake news, propaganda and absurd conspiracies easier than ever.”

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    The Rick

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    Virtue signaling, without the virtue…the planet is fine, with or without us – the UN is a body of no morals or ethics (ie. Mugabe UN/WHO good will ambassador). The planet is not warming or cooling because of humans…it is however warming and cooling because that is what it does.

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    G

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    Yes. Virtue signaling, combined with incredible hubris. The left really believes their own self-stated good intentions have value just because THEY say so. They really believe that if they join hands and sing Kumbaya, or if they scream really really loud, they will move the world.

    When a person has no sense of a power greater than themselves they will believe that THEY are the greater power. A person who believes in nothing is willing to believe anything.

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    Sonnyhill

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    Hell is a concept conceived by those who believed in a higher power. Same with judgement day or Armageddon. If someone hadn’t put god in my head I might never have thought of a supreme creator.
    Global warming is no different. Neurotics believe we’re on the eve of destruction. They don’t want to hear that global warming is another Armageddon skull implant.

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