Whether it's fair weather or foul, hurricane, tornado, blizzard, flood, volcano, climate & fire are the bill of fare here.
Wow.— Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) November 7, 2017
Syria is signing the Paris accord.
That means the U.S., under Trump, is now the only nation on Earth to refuse climate action. https://t.co/t2xLZO6nrD
This year’s wild weather has left a painful toll from coast-to-coast.— Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) November 9, 2017
Climate change is a *rightnow* issue.https://t.co/ClWUnkWBCI
No, it means that the USA is the only country not beating their breasts and spouting about how GOOD they are. The Accords do nothing, promise nothing, have no power to enforce anything, a piece of do-gooder activity.
No, they encourage each country to set goals.
The Agreement aims to respond to the global climate change threat by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
In the Paris Agreement, each country determines, plans and regularly reports its own contribution it should make in order to mitigate global warming. There is no mechanism to force a country to set a specific target by a specific date, but each target should go beyond previously set targets.
... In July 2017, France’s environment minister Nicolas Hulot announced France’s five-year plan to ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as part of the Paris Agreement. Hulot also stated that France would no longer use coal to produce electricity after 2022 and that up to €4bn will be invested in boosting energy efficiency.
It's certainly better than doing nothing, which is what the Trump administration wants to do.
Coral reefs have been hit particularly hard by climate change and ocean acidification. But there is still hope. https://t.co/Uz64UWIxqQ pic.twitter.com/q0rPltJxOL— Climate Reality (@ClimateReality) November 12, 2017
In reporting this story, I spoke with more than a dozen polar scientists. Nearly all of them had that edge in their voice—they knew, in their core, that this work was critically important and they wanted the world to know.— Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) November 21, 2017
Trump admin. orders head of Joshua Tree Natl Park not to talk about what climate change is doing to...Joshua treeshttps://t.co/YH43TMPiYZ— Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) December 16, 2017
Deleting information from your website will not make #ClimateChange go away https://t.co/ohw8Gr3MTv— Climate Reality (@ClimateReality) December 18, 2017
"One thing climate scientists have long been reluctant to say is that specific extreme weather events are the result of climate change. @NPR science correspondent @christophjoyce says a little noticed study this past year did prove a link. https://t.co/t1uliG0M2t"Read more from Twitter