Canada Shocks COP21 with Big New Climate Goal: It’s All Bullshit

“Sunday night, Canada surprised a world of nations and negotiators in closed-door climate talks in Paris by endorsing a bolder, more ambitious target for cutting greenhouse gases than the UN climate change summit is officially aiming for.

Canada’s Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna told a stunned crowd that she wants the Paris agreement to restrict planetary warming to just 1.5 Celsius warming —not two degrees. It was the first time she has made such a statement.”

It’s bullshit on 2 levels:

First, if we stop all emissions today, which we can’t, we’ve already released enough CO2 to cause 2 degrees of warming.

Second, to have any effect they must shrink the Canadian economy and they campaigned on a platform to do the opposite by increasing government debt.

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