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Paris, an Exercise in Climate Rainmaking

Before It's News

November 10, 2016

Before It's News - Accompanied by hosannas and jubilation, on Friday, Nov. 4, the United Nations’ Paris agreement on climate change goes into effect. It’s the real deal. At least according to Texas Tech climate modeler Kathryn Hayhoe, who told the Associated Press it is “a moment of bright hope in the increasingly discouraging landscape of climate science.”

What all this has to do with climate science is a mystery, because, upon examination, the Paris agreement is a tinkling cymbal of climatic meaninglessness. More accurately, ex-NASA chief climatologist James Hansen got it, when he called Paris "a fraud" soon after it was finalized last December.

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