What Lies Beneath
It’s a simple choice: stop all fossil fuel prospecting, or break the Paris agreement on climate change. from George Monbiot, with thanks, illustrations added
For the first time, we can see the numbers on which the agreement depends, and their logic is inescapable. Governments can either meet their international commitments or allow the prospecting and development of new fossil fuel reserves. They cannot do both.
The Paris agreement, struck by 200 nations in December, pledged to hold “the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels”, and aspired to limit it to 1.5°. So what does this mean? Thanks to a report by Oil Change International, we can now answer this question with a degree of precision. Continue reading “Hypocrites sign Climate Deal while promoting Deadly Fossil Fuels”