[Coral-List] Inadequate emissions pledges for Paris COP21

Steve Palumbi spalumbi at stanford.edu
Wed Oct 21 13:43:25 EDT 2015

Peter et al. I agree that this is an important point to make. The current set of commitments are a decent down payment on future emissions control but will simply not do the job. The California plan - 80% reduction from the yr 1990 levels - is much more likely to allow the planet to recover from CO2 addiction. 

Stephen R. Palumbi
Harold A Miller Director, Hopkins Marine Station
Jane and Marshall Steel Professor of Biology
Stanford University

> On Oct 20, 2015, at 9:00 PM, Peter Sale <sale at uwindsor.ca> wrote:
> Hi listers,
> I think climate change is relevant to coral reefs, el Ninos and bleaching events.  I've just posted some info on the INDCs (Intended Nationally Determined Contributions) re GHG emissions now available.  As several organizations have reported, they are inadequate to achieve a 2 degree C maximum rise in global temperature.  I look particularly at Canada's, which along with those from Russia, Japan, Australia, South Korea, South Africa, New Zealand and Singapore has been judged inadequate.  There is plenty of room for improvement there, and with a new Prime Minister just elected, who promised to do something re climate change, just maybe Canada will avoid earning yet another fossil of the year award in December.  See the comments at http://tinyurl.com/nl3z3v6
> If we care about reefs, we should be pressuring all countries to up their game at Paris.
> Peter Sale
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