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Save the world with legislation? Three quarters of worlds emissions “limited” by red-tape and meaningless targets

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Save the world with legislation? Three quarters of worlds emissions “limited” by red-tape and meaningless targets

http://joannenova.com.au/2015/06/save-the-world-with-legislation-three-quarters-of-worlds-emissions-limited-by-red-tape-and-meaningless-targets/

Here’s a new form of climate control. Red-tape. Count the laws for the climate! [ScienceDaily] London School of Economics (LSE) Three-quarters of the world’s annual emissions of greenhouse gases are now limited by national targets, according to a new study published today (1 June 2015) by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and Political Science. Obviously, it’s are all taken care of then, and we don’t need to do any more. We’ll just hound and hassle the last few stragglers who haven’t set a limit. No, wait… despite the heart warming momentum implied there, apparently this global circle of covenants might not save the world. Oh No! Is there a chance these nations won’t deliver? Oh the sad truth: The pledges are unlikely to be “consistent” (read, they’re “inadequate, empty wishes”). Red tape, it seems, will not stop heatwaves exactly, but provides atmospheric things called “confidence” and “credibility”, “opportunity” and “ambition”. Spot the weasel words: Lead author of the study, Michal Nachmany, said: “With three-quarters of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions now covered by national targets, we can be more confident about the credibility of […]Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)

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