NEWSFLASH: Paris Agreement Adopted

FINALLY, a global agreement to move forward.

The Paris agreement has now been adopted.  As the Washington Post reports:

“Negotiators from 196 countries approved a landmark climate accord on Saturday that seeks to dramatically reduce emissions of the greenhouse gases blamed for a dangerous warming of the planet.

 The agreement, adopted after 13 days of intense bargaining in a Paris suburb, puts the world’s nations on a course that could fundamentally change the way energy is produced and consumed, gradually reducing reliance of fossil fuels in favor of cleaner forms of energy.”

As Churchill said in 1943 about World War II, so we might now say about the campaign to limit climate change:

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

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  1. Interesting way of summarizing the Paris Agreement Dan, James Hansen had a different way of putting it.

    The inescapable fact is that Winston was one of the greatest leaders in world history, he and FDR saved the human race from Hitler by winning WWII, and we have no such leaders today to save us from Global Warming.

    The most important question still remains “Can We Adapt in Time?” which was answered most negatively by Wilson, Ornstein and Ehrlich in the 2006 “Global Warning” special issue of CALIFORNIA alumni magazine, answers proven once again yesterday.

    Will and Ariel Durant’s Story of Civilization and Eisenhower’s 1961 Farewell Address grave warning are lessons of history we continue to fail to learn from.

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