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How Do You Measure Hot Air?

One of the issues with the Paris Agreement is its lack of provisions for robust tracking and measurement of greenhouse gas emissions, and the lack of any meaningful audit procedure to confirm the claims put forward by participating states regarding their emissions levels. Even more fundamental, however, may be the difficulty in attributing to nations … Continue reading

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More Hot Air

In ‘A Lot of Hot Air’ I suggested that there are a number of problems with the Paris Agreement, but I had space only to look at the most obvious one. That involved looking at “the Dragon in the Room” and an analysis of China’s NDC. I indicated that there are elephants in the room … Continue reading

A Lot of Hot Air
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A Lot of Hot Air

There are a number of problems with the much-touted Paris Agreement, of totemic value to the climate-concerned. These include a lack of an effective process for monitoring compliance, the number of loopholes, and more. But the most fundamental problem seems to be that there is such an obvious lack of true commitment shown by key … Continue reading