COP-26 an unfortunate, but predictable result...
- Nov 18, 2021 11:49 am GMT
"The most recent draft agreement circulating at COP26 softens language from a previous version; it now “requests” instead of “urges” countries to develop better climate plans, among other changes..."
30,000 people, more than 400 private planes, diesel generators to charge electric cars, diesel generators to support media...none of that matters.
What matters is:
This looks like a repeat of the results of the EU 20/20/20, the Paris meetings and other climate meetings.
This makes me sad, a wonderful set of media quotes, photo opportunities, and no real change in national or global policies.
If the US were to completely eliminate GHG emissions and the rest of the world do nothing, we would still not meet the global climate goals.
Further, we would become the highest cost producer in the world, and kill almost all jobs in the US.
We need to make this a national priority and make all the equipment and materials strategic assets, meaning that we protect domestic industry - so that we can't have the rug pulled out from under the US by the countries that currently dominate these industries. Or, we will be held back from meeting our goals.
We may even need a draft to provide the labor to do the installation of solar, insulation and other projects where the skill level of much of the labor is not high, nor are the wages.
OBTW - no deferments, that was what wrecked the old draft.
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