Ahead of the November meeting of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26), the Republican members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee sent a letter to President Joe Biden today asking for information on how the Administration set its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target for the Paris Agreement. The Administration’s commitment to … Continue reading Republicans request scientific justification for UN Paris agreement emissions reductions commitment
In a document submitted to the United Nations under the Paris Agreement, the administration stated that it had “conducted a detailed analysis to underpin this 2030 target, reviewing a range of pathways for each sector of the economy that produces CO2 and non-CO2 greenhouse gases: electricity, transportation, buildings, industry, and the land sector.” No such analysis has been provided to Congress, despite repeated requests for it.
“The IPCC concedes what many have contended all along by admitting ‘the likelihood of high emissions scenarios such as RCP8.5 . . . is considered low.’ "
The impact of global warming on temperature-induced human mortality has long been a concern, where it has been hypothesized that rising temperatures will lead to an increase in the number of deaths due to an increase in the frequency and intensity of heat waves. Others claim that rising temperatures will also reduce the number of … Continue reading Global warming would mean fewer weather-related deaths
President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord has thrown the world into a blazing furnace full of weeping and gnashing of teeth—or the political world, at least, has been thrown into a fiery tizzy. The front page of the New York Daily News reads “TRUMP TO WORLD: DROP DEAD, … Continue reading After Paris: There Is No Existential Crisis
It was December 12, 2015, when headlines in the world’s leading newspapers, in implausibly bold type, celebrated the “historic” agreement in Paris between all nations of the world to curb carbon emissions and thereby stop climate change: or so they said, as if elites get to say what is and is not historic. The spin, … Continue reading The Amazing Arrogance of the Paris Climate Agreement
Reuters reports that President Donald Trump is set to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement. And writers are apoplectic. Todd Stern at The Atlantic says such a move would be “indefensible.” At Slate, David McKean and David Wade said pulling out would be a huge mistake “because our planet is currently on a … Continue reading 7 Reasons Trump is Right to Scrap the Paris Climate Deal
WASHINGTON -- Americans for a Better Economy President Donald Ferguson released the following statement Thursday: We hope today's announcement is a total and immediate withdrawal of the United States from the United Nations' Paris climate agreement as a participant, funder and signatory. The U.S. must have no involvement whatsoever with this agreement, starting immediately. Thousands of … Continue reading BetterEconomy.org: ‘Paris withdrawal good start, but we want more’
.. By Susanna Twidale LONDON (Reuters) - The cost of emitting carbon dioxide must rise to $50-$100 per tonne by 2030, much higher than the current price in Europe of less than $6, if countries are to meet climate pledges made under the Paris Agreement, economists said on Monday. It follows a call this month … Continue reading #ParisAgreement means global carbon prices will soar 2000 percent: World Bank
.. --- An article in Saturday's Wall Street Journal about the European leg of President Trump's first foreign trip came with the headline: "Leaders Confront US on Russia, Climate.” In particular, non-US G-7 leaders are all strongly in favor of the 2015 Paris climate agreement that would require participating countries to limit carbon emissions, among … Continue reading The G-7’s #ParisAgreement Hypocrisy