PM Browne and other leaders fete 5 years of Paris climate pact, without US

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PM Browne

World leaders are staging a virtual gathering Saturday to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Paris climate accord, which set a goal for keeping global temperatures from rising above levels that could have devastating consequences for mankind.

The event, hosted by France, Britain, Italy, Chile and the United Nations, will see heads of state and government from over 70 countries pledge to increase their efforts to curb the greenhouse gas emissions that fuel global warming.

Experts say commitments put forward by the international community have already improved the long-term outlook on climate change, making the worst-case scenarios less likely by the end of the century. But wildfires in the Amazon, Australia and America, floods in Bangladesh and East Africa, and record temperatures in the Arctic have highlighted the impact an increase of 1.2 degrees Celsius (2.2 Fahrenheit) since pre-industrial times is already having on the planet.

The Paris agreement aims to cap global warming at well under 2C (3.6F), ideally no more than 1.5C (2.7F), by the end of the century.

Achieving this will require a phasing-out of fossil fuels and better protection for the world’s carbon-soaking forests, wetlands and oceans.

The United States, which quit the Paris accord under President Donald Trump, won’t attend the event at the federal level. But several U.S. governors and business leaders, such as Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook, will take part.

President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to rejoin the pact and put the U.S. on course to reduce its emissions to net zero by 2050.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. In the 1990s, the United Nations drafted “Agenda 21” — their plan for defeating climate change. In 2015, it was re-branded by socialists into “Agenda 30,” but neither had anything to do with global warming and everything to do with using it to reshape our political world.

    The push for Agenda 30 wasn’t just about climate change, but about fighting future global pandemics as well. In October 2019, some of the world’s most powerful business and political leaders met to discuss how to prepare for such a crisis.

    And now we have the coronavirus outbreak reaching every corner of the world. It’s becoming clearer everyday that socialists are going to use this pandemic to achieve their ultimate goal: global control.
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    • Are you ignorant or an another brainwashed Amerikkkan? Either way your opinions in socialism are pure US propaganda and lies. Keep your stupidity to yourself

  2. Are you the same guy who sometimes posts as “Antiguans For Trump”? (There are none, of course.) You must be an old school fascist, and ultra right winger. You constantly attack socialism, but it’s obvious you have no idea what you are talking about. This country was founded by Black Democratic Socialists, who were Champions of the Labour Movement, and both political parties (red and blue) were and are in the progressive, social democratic, and Black Democratic Socialist tradition, with different approaches to how to best implement was is best for the citizens of this great country. Antigua is a voice for good in solidarity will progressive forces throughout the Caribbean and the world. Are you in the US or something???? You come across as an extremist in the right wing ultra capitalist ideology and tradition. Here we call that colonialism, but the working class broke the back of MASSA-ism long ago. It still tries to raise its ugly head, but the people will not have it so. Long live the heroic struggles of the working class. Together noting shall be impossible. Massa day done! The plantocracy is on the trash heap of history in this beautiful land. Trumpism is on the way out in the US too. The people kicked him out, and the Supreme Court slapped him down. What a loser!!!

  3. Antiguan for trump you are the one who is beyond reason. Seems you’re in the wrong country too. Why not go back to Amerikkka and leave our little socially democratic country you obviously have no place here with your bigotry, arrogance and intolerance.

    • So, you’re saying that anyone who disagrees with you that they are bigots, arrogant and intolerant?
      I’ll say whatever I want and if you don’t like it YOU can take a hike. Anyway I already said I was Antiguan so MIND YA BUSINESS!

  4. I couldn’t let some of your reply pass without comment.

    You said, “the working class broke the back of MASSA-ism long ago.” Oh really?
    You couldn’t tell that by our current events!

    The prime minister and his cronies have been passing out edicts this past year that yell out to the people ‘BECAUSE MASSA SAY SO’!

    From the recent Beach re-openings between the hours of 5am until 1pm to the unjustified curfews in general. What logical purpose do these restrictions achieve? I’ll tell you what it achieves:

    1) Behavioral control of the people and enhanced power consolidation of the political leadership.
    2) It’s a practical demonstration to the people that they are no longer in control of their lives.
    3) It divides the people and turns them against each other rather then having them focus on their TRUE enemy which are the government that is imposing these tyrannical dictates.

    MASSA-ISM isn’t dead, it has just has been transformed into black leadership pushing their people around like they owned them. NOTHING GO SO MASSA!

  5. 🎙🔊Hi…Como…Hello…Hola
    …just holler the S.H.I.T out!
    Hell cannot have this much #Confusion, as #DEEZE HUE-mans who have being granted temporary possession, of the Blessed Realm which they call Earth. Just take a look, as to how they fight, maim, kill, abuse, slander, curse each other much worst than the other animals that are so thankful, to be living in, on this Blessed Realm.
    #NoProblemMan…they’ll soon all be Hybrids one way or another, and be shipped, carted or booted off. All this #Confusion say it all. There’s no need, to paint the picture on the wall.

    Hell or at least, what best describes such a place cannot be this confusing, filled with so much hatred and anger, after being pumped up with all these kumbaya times. HUE-MANITY is busting at the seams, it seems.

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