But perhaps the beginning of the end of era of fossil fuels?
How to declare a ceasefire in the carbon tariff wars.
It seems unlikely that activists' demands to "keep 1.5 alive" will be met.
Previewing the "global stocktake" of climate progress, demands for climate reparations, and the call for a worldwide fossil fuel phase-out.
China pledges again to do exactly what it was going to do anyway.
But there may come a time when you remember it as cool.
Poor countries expecting a climate change reparations bonanza will likely be disappointed.
The good news is that does not mean "instant Armageddon" by 2030.
The bigger problem now is that outmoded regulations stand in the way of deployment.
At COP27, poor countries demand climate change "loss and damage" funding from rich countries.
Top-down mandates will only slow down the energy transition.
"The vast majority of 2020's emission reductions were due to decreased economic activity."
Here's what the law says.
Instead, submit the Paris agreement as a treaty to Senate for a vote
But remember, the Paris Agreement is NOT a treaty!
Third dispatch: What happens if global temperature doesn't go up?
The endgame in the quest for a universal climate treaty
So says the new U.N. analysis of national climate plans from 146 countries