The Paris Climate Agreement Is Pointless and No One Cares

About two years ago, Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Plenty of fear-mongers told us the world would fall apart and really bad things would happen.

But here’s the simple truth about the Paris Climate Agreement:

The only way to get all of the governments of the world to sign on to Paris, was for them each to realize that they weren’t actually on the hook for anything.

The result was pledges such as Pakistan’s hilariously ambitious commitment,  which was “to reduce its emissions after reaching peak levels to the extent possible.” Yeah, after something peaks it typically goes down. Every country makes the same “pledge” automatically by virtue of definition of “peak”.

The Paris agreement was and is completely meaningless — nothing more than pompous, self-congratulatory theater so that the world’s elites can feel good about themselves when they go hang out to their fancy conferences.

Paris will have the same fate as Kyoto I and II.

Continue reading at the Institute for Energy Research

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