The Paris agreement was never the solution to climate change
Announced with much fanfare 11 months ago, the Paris Climate Treaty finally came into force earlier this month – just in time for the election of Donald Trump to potentially render the whole thing moot.
But there’s a bigger problem for climate campaigners than Trump. It’s that the Paris Treaty will in any case have very little effect on temperature change.
It promises to keep temperature rises below 2C. But there is no way any of the Paris promises will get anywhere close to achieving this.