Skip to comments.Germany to miss 2020 greenhouse gas emissions target
Posted on 06/14/2018 11:01:38 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Germany is set to miss its 2020 greenhouse gas emissions target by 8 percent, according to German weekly magazine Der Spiegel.
The German government set itself the goal of reducing national greenhouse gas emissions until 2020 by 40 percent compared to 1990 levels, but a draft government report estimates that the country will only be able to reduce emissions by 32 percent. Officials had previously estimated a shortfall of 5 percent to 8 percent.
The document blames unexpected economic developments and unexpected population growth for the failure to meet the target. Increased economic activity and strong population growth generally cause an uptick in emissions due to increased use of fossil fuel energy. [ ]
Annalena Baerbock, co-leader of the Green Party, told Der Spiegel that the figures were proof Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has long championed the fight against climate change, says a lot about the climate, but delivers very little.
(Excerpt) Read more at dw.com ...
BTW, last year, they planned to scrap those goals anyhow.
We’re all gonna die and it’s all Germany’s fault!
Hopefully Frau Merkel (German Hillary) will commit hari kari, or at least resign.
They signed the Paris Accord.
Why can’t they keep their word?
So Germany would have met its goal if it hadn’t taken in so many refugees from the Middle East?
No smoking hot spot David Evans - THE AUSTRALIAN July 18, 2008
1. The greenhouse signature is missing. We have been looking and measuring for years, and cannot find it.
Each possible cause of global warming has a different pattern of where in the planet the warming occurs first and the most. The signature of an increased greenhouse effect is a hot spot about 10km up in the atmosphere over the tropics. We have been measuring the atmosphere for decades using radiosondes: weather balloons with thermometers that radio back the temperature as the balloon ascends through the atmosphere. They show no hot spot. Whatsoever.
If there is no hot spot then an increased greenhouse effect is not the cause of global warming. So we know for sure that carbon emissions are not a significant cause of the global warming. If we had found the greenhouse signature then I would be an alarmist again.
it should be easy enough to get that extra 8% shrinkage if they shrink their economy by that much ...
UPDATE: Germany has met all emissions standards claims Volkswagen’s spokesperson
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