A Very Weird Sentence In The New York Times, in a strangely euphemistic “Q&A” about the Paris Climate Accord, which I turned to to get the basic facts straight:
“China vowed that its emissions would peak around 2030 and that it would get about 20 percent of its electricity from carbon-free sources by then. India would continue to reduce its carbon intensity, or CO2 output per unit of economic activity, in line with historical levels.”
Also this bizarre graph:
“Unlike its predecessor treaty, the Kyoto Protocol, the Paris deal was intended to be nonbinding, so that countries could tailor their climate plans to their domestic situations and alter them as circumstances changed. There are no penalties for falling short of declared targets. The hope was that, through peer pressure and diplomacy, these policies would be strengthened over time.”
“…tailor their climate plans to their domestic situations and alter them as circumstances changed?”
Why does US media treat the world’s biggest polluters, or “emitters,” China and India, with such deference, and why does this deal allow them to increase emissions until…2030?
Two unmissable discussions about the Paris Climate Accord, last night and tonight, on Tucker Carlson’s show. Tucker’s show is more sharply observed, written, and produced than anything I know of on television. His face may be God’s way of luring his prey into that studio, as he looks so harmless.