George Monbiot: Once coal, oil and gas are produced, they will be used. And yet, after 23 years of UN negotiations there have been almost no steps taken to stop the production – rather than the use of – fossil fuels
“Scientific assessments of the carbon contained in existing fossil fuel reserves suggest that full exploitation of these reserves is incompatible with the agreed target of no more than 2C of global warming. The unrestricted extraction of these reserves undermines attempts to limit greenhouse gas emissions.” Source: www.theguardian.com
GR: Monbiot says what a lot of people have been thinking: Our climate representatives have not really been trying to find solutions. They have just been playing the big environmental negotiator game.