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Mon Dec 14, 2015, 05:33 PM

Naomi Klein on the“scientifically catastrophic” Paris climate change agreement

The “scientifically catastrophic” Paris climate change agreement was like someone agreeing to cut down from five burgers a day to four, according to leading environmental activist Naomi Klein.

In an exclusive interview with The Huffington Post UK in London this morning, the best-selling author of No Logo and The Shock Doctrine set out her views on the deal.

While she praised the agreement secured this weekend as “politically historic”, Ms Klein accused David Cameron of throwing his early green credentials “under the bus” in the wake of the 2008 global banking collapse.

Speaking ahead of her appearance at University College London’s ‘Socialism, Capitalism and the Alternatives: Lessons from Russia and Eastern Europe’ event, Ms Klein gave her reaction to seeing “politicians wildly cheering for themselves in Paris” after the deal was agreed.

She said: “I couldn’t watch for long. It’s a very strange thing to cheer for setting a target that you are knowingly failing to meet. ..................(more)


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Mon Dec 14, 2015, 05:39 PM

1. She's right.

Kudos to the negotiations that at least got that many countries to sign on to the agreement but it is too little too late.

The change coming that is already "in the pipeline" is not going to save the those South Pacific Islands or avoid the dramtic change already on it way. The temp will catch up to the current CO2 number and that will be disasterous for many coastal areas and the rest of the planet as a whole.

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