The second week of the 19th
Conference of the Parties (COP-19) to the United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) kicked off today. The goal of
the meeting of 10,000 or so participants is to establish a pathway
toward wringing firm commitments out of the 195 signatory countries
to cut their greenhouse gas emissions, chiefly carbon dioxide, by
the COP-21 meeting in Paris in 2015. The climate treaty is intended
to limit the increase in the mean global temperature to no more
than two degrees centigrade above the pre-industrial average.
Watching the festivities, Reason science correspondent
Ronald Bailey wonders if the activists are right that the coal
industry is dying.
from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/11/19/ronald-bailey-witnesses-the-last-coughs