By Paul Homewood
Christiana Figueres has not been twiddling her fingers since stepping down from the UNFCCC. Instead, she is at the forefront of the campaign group, Mission 2020.
They have recently issued this press release:
The report on which these recommendations are based was called “2020: The Climate Turning Point”.
So how realistic are its findings?
It starts by underlining just how meaningless the whole Paris shebang was in terms of reducing emissions.
As we are all aware, the declared aim of Paris, to keep warming below 2C, was not met by actions. Even if we assume that CO2 emissions have any significant effect on temperatures, emissions would have to fall off the edge of a cliff after 2030 to meet that target.
Mission 2020 want drastic action to start before 2020, in order to make this plummet not quite as steep.