Saturday, January 30, 2016

If Paris Changed Everything, Why Are We Still Talking Pipelines?

With the December Paris climate agreement, leaders and experts from around the world showed they overwhelmingly accept that human-caused climate change is real and, because the world has continued to increase fossil fuel use, the need to curb and reduce emissions is urgent. In light of this, I don't get the current brouhaha over Kinder Morgan, Keystone XL, Northern Gateway or the Energy East pipelines. Why are politicians contemplating spending billions on pipelines when the Paris commitment means 75 to 80 percent of known fossil fuel deposits must be left in the ground?

More:  http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/david-suzuki/2016/01/if-paris-changed-everything-why-are-we-still-talking-pipelines


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