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Thu Oct 14, 2021, 10:11 AM

The AP Interview: Kerry says world short of climate goal

Source: AP

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER

WASHINGTON (AP) — Crucial U.N. climate talks next month could end short of the global target for cutting coal, gas and oil emissions, U.S. climate envoy John Kerry says, after nearly a year of climate diplomacy that helped win deeper cuts from allies but has so far failed to move some of the world’s biggest polluters to act fast enough.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Kerry credited the United States, the European Union, Japan and others that over the past year have pledged bigger, faster cuts in climate-wrecking fossil fuel emissions ahead of the talks in Glasgow, Scotland, under nudging from Kerry and the Biden administration. He expressed hope enough nations would join in over the next couple of years. “By the time Glasgow’s over, we’re going to know who is doing their fair share, and who isn’t,” he said.

Kerry also spoke of the impact if the U.S. Congress — under a slim Democratic majority — fails to pass legislation for significant action on climate by the United States itself, as the Biden administration aims to regain leadership on climate action. “It would be like President Trump pulling out of the Paris agreement, again,” Kerry said.

Kerry spoke to the AP on Wednesday in a conference room down the hall from his office at the State Department, its upper corridors still eerily shy of people in the coronavirus pandemic. Kerry’s comments came after nine months of intensive climate diplomacy by plane, phone and computer screen aimed at nailing down the most global commitments of action on climate possible ahead of the U.N. climate summit, which opens Oct. 31 in Scotland.





John Kerry, United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at the U.S. State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)


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Reply The AP Interview: Kerry says world short of climate goal (Original post)
Omaha Steve Oct 14 OP
jimfields33 Oct 14 #1
Devil Child Oct 14 #2
jimfields33 Oct 14 #3
Devil Child Oct 14 #4
jimfields33 Oct 14 #5
Devil Child Oct 14 #6
NickB79 Oct 14 #10
OneCrazyDiamond Oct 14 #7
Devil Child Oct 14 #8
OneCrazyDiamond Oct 14 #9

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 10:13 AM

1. Until China, India and maybe Russia get onboard

It’s going to be difficult to combat this. I think they should use the time to discuss those countries during the conference. The rest seem to be on board.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 10:15 AM

2. Correct, the Western world is ready

 

Climate change will mean little without China, India, and Russia being invested and participating

Oh, and the La Palma volcanic eruption ending.

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Response to Devil Child (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 10:15 AM

3. That last statement is a must.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 10:18 AM

4. That is is, 250000 t of SO2 emitted already

 

If you are a nerd for pollutants, check out windy dot com and their CO2 and SO2 tabs over the Canary Islands. That will give you a nice reality check for the worlds newest biggest pollution source.

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Response to Devil Child (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 10:19 AM

5. I'll check it out. Thank you!

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 10:22 AM

6. Enjoy the data on this concerning development

 

Man made climate change initiatives are needed now more than ever with the La Palma eruption in full swing and no projected end in sight. Just what 2021 needed...


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Response to Devil Child (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 03:00 PM

10. SO2 acts to reduce climate change, not worsen it

Adding sulfur to the atmosphere is a geoengineering plan to slow heating and buy us time.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 12:04 PM

7. China has the world's largest solar power capacity. N/T

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Response to OneCrazyDiamond (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 12:37 PM

8. They also excel at polluting the world

 

with more than 10,065 million tons of CO2 released. China is also a top 3 SO2 polluter. When they correct those their solar panels will be a tad more effective.

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