Sunday Night time Owls: Local weather hawks ponder whether or not Paris accord could be leveraged into one thing higher


But 5 years after the Paris pact was signed, the heady wine of worldwide local weather collaboration has been soured by rogue nations backsliding, and within the case of the USA, even withdrawing from the settlement. And efficient local weather motion has been hampered by continued fossil fuel propaganda and attacks on science and facts, in addition to by associated financial insurance policies like fossil fuel subsidies. Not least, a lethal world pandemic has stalled world local weather talks.

On the identical time, the urgency to implement the deal has grown, because the impacts of worldwide warming have change into extra evident and extra extreme. Within the 5 years because the settlement was signed, people have emitted one other 200 gigatons of greenhouse gases. The 5 hottest years on report have all occurred since 2015, and dozens of studies have proven clear hyperlinks between warming and lethal local weather extremes. […]




“The diplomats have performed their job: the Paris Settlement factors the world in the appropriate course, and with sophistication and readability. It doesn’t, nonetheless, guarantee implementation, which essentially stays the area of politicians, businessmen, scientists, engineers, and civil society.”
         ~~ Jeffrey Sachs, “
Let’s hail the Paris Settlement and get to work,” Dec. 12, 2015



BLAST FROM THE PAST (Proving tonight that plus ça change, plus c’est la même selected)

At Each day Kos on this date in 2002—800,000 jobless staff to lose advantages:

800,000 jobless workers to lose benefits:

As many as 800,000 jobless People will lose their federal unemployment advantages Saturday, when a federal program that prolonged their advantages expires.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!, say the great Christians on the White Home:

Daschle nails this one:

The Home Republican management turned their backs on these households and refused to behave, and the (Bush) administration selected to not intervene. This inaction by Republicans was unconscionable then, and it’s much more so now.

So how does the GOP reply to Daschle’s useless on criticism?

The White Home and Republican leaders had no fast response to the assertion.

Ho ho ho!