Note — Nov 25, 2018

Policies of China, Russia and Canada Threaten 5C Climate Change

Seen in → No.58

Source → theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/16/clim...

Deep, deep, suckage from Canada.

These include Saudi Arabia (oil), Russia (gas) and Canada, which is drawing vast quantities of dirty oil from tar sands. Fossil fuel lobbies in these countries are so powerful that government climate pledges are very weak, setting the world on course for more than 5C of heating by the end of the century. […]

Almost every government, the authors say, selects an interpretation of equity that serves their own interests and allows them to achieve a relative gain on other nations.