The hilarious legacy of ‘last chances’ for climate, exposed

‘If Paris doesn’t work out, I’m sure there will be another “last chance” coming to a destination city very soon.’

Likewise if Paris ‘works out’ !

Watts Up With That?

As the Paris Climate Talk aka COP21 approaches, we get this familiar cry from The Vatican:

vatican-last-chance-2015

They say it is the ‘last effective opportunity’ to keep global warming to ‘a limit safe for humanity’.

Gosh.

How many times have we heard “last chance for climate” before? I’ve lost count.


Bonn 2001

A Global Warming Treaty’s Last Chance. That teetering edifice that is the Kyoto Protocol gets some emergency repair work this week as delegates from 180 countries gather in Bonn to work out problems that threaten to scuttle the deal altogether.
Time Magazine, 16 Jul 2001


Montreal 2005

In an open letter to delegates at the Montreal environmental summit, beginning today, campaigner Mark Lynas explains why action on climate change can no longer be stalled.

“I’m scared. For 15 years I’ve watched international progress on climate change get slower and slower, even while the pace of global warming seems to…

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