- Feb 21, 2006
- AFL Club
So your view is that a compelling argument for doing nothing and defecting is that we need to convince another (more powerful) actor it should cooperate with us?China and the US are the main problem and they carry much more weight than even the fossil fuel industry.
The US has at least levelled off in CO2 emissions (Trump may change that) but China won't even hit it's peak until 2030 under the Paris accord (if it complies) and uses more than half of the world's coal consumption per annum..
Unless those 2 countries do something drastic which seems unlikely, we're doomed unless there is some amazing new technology around the corner to save us. The rest of the world is small potatoes in comparison, except maybe Europe which is improving.
How old are you?