More Climate Change symbollocks.
“2) As for China themselves, their INDC only promises to peak emissions by 2030…”
Gives them plenty of time (15 years) to keep adding one coal plant per week for its growth goals, which includes the mass manufacture of windmills and solar panels to feed the gullible Wests penchant for feel-good unreliables.
Win, win China!
By Paul Homewood
From the BBC:
China’s top legislature has ratified the Paris global climate agreement, state news agency Xinhua reports.
The country is the world’s largest emitter of harmful CO2 emissions, which cause climate change.
China and the US are expected to jointly announce ratification at a bilateral summit later on Saturday.
In a landmark deal struck in December, countries agreed to cut emissions enough to keep the global average rise in temperatures below 2C.
Members of China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee adopted “the proposal to review and ratify the Paris Agreement” on Saturday morning at the end of a week-long session.
The Paris deal is the world’s first comprehensive climate agreement. It will only come into force legally after it is ratified by at least 55 countries, which between them produce 55% of global carbon emissions.
But what exactly has been ratified?
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“The plateau of mild temperatures in this decade coincides with unprecedented fair weather, not extremes as alarmists claim.”
The plateau of global temperatures over the past two decades – “the pause” – is disproportionate to the increase in climate alarmism which coincides with the rise of mobile/video phones and CCTV, with extreme weather content captured and uploaded to social media, and lovingly aired by CAGW-sympathetic mainstream media, leading to the mass climate hysteria we bear witness to daily.
The absence of extreme weather is often called “fair weather”, so I’ll use that to describe the record number of days to pass in Florida without a hurricane making landfall anywhere in the state. With Hermine crossing northern Florida this morning briefly at hurricane strength, the record is now set at 10 years between 2006 and 2016.
The chart shows the number of hurricanes making landfall in Florida in each year, the highest year being 4 such storms in 2004. It is unprecedented to go a full decade without any hurricanes hitting Florida. The previous lull was 7 years between 1987 to 1994. The serious category 4 storms (max winds 125+ miles/hr) are listed below, showing how active was the previous decade.
|2005||Wilma, Katrina, Dennis|
|2004||Ivan, Frances, Charlie|
The plateau of mild temperatures in this decade coincides with unprecedented fair weather, not extremes as alarmists claim.
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