Well that's it folks. The big orange buffoon put the final nail in the only meager effort the world could muster to at most slow the effects of climate change. If the US and developing countries like India pull out and start spewing as much sh*t into the atmosphere as possible, our past time is coming to an end real fast.
I'll give Gore about 15 more years of viability, Whiteface upper mountain about 20. Cats and south maybe 10? Beyond that I'm doubtful. We got lucky this winter with a few big storms, but at Gore almost all of them were at around 30 degrees. A couple of degree warmer and it would have been 15-16 all over again.
While I disagree with the decision, I do think that this and the Kyoto Protocol are overrated. Kyoto targets were never going to be met. Governments think about the next election cycle, not 20 years down the road.
As I've previously mentioned, "saving" the environment should be sold as a business decision and a paradigm shift for the economy, not for the sake of saving <fill-in-the-blank-species>.
BTW, Canada sent about 300 delegates to the Paris meetings. How much carbon did that create?
Sent from the driver's seat of my car while in motion.