Saturday, December 15, 2018

Climate change agreement at COP24 barely signed, despite US, and populist resistance now in Europe


Nearly 200 countries “barely” put the 2015 Paris climate change rules into place at the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poland, at COP24, NPR story

The meeting was held in a country whose economy depends on coal.


There was considerable sentiment that the developed countries had already used up more of their karma by releasing so much carbon during full industrialization.
   
Trump had pulled out in 2017, and countries (like France) are finding it harder to expect sacrifices for future generations from rural people.

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