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Mexico sets greenhouse gas target for UN climate talks

MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Mexico became Friday the first developing nation to submit targets for U.N. climate change talks in December, pledging that its greenhouse gas emissions will peak in 2026 before falling.

Mexico follows the European Union, Norway and Switzerland in presenting commitments that nations must make public by March 31, providing the backbone for a global climate deal in Paris.

The Mexican government’s plan foresees emissions peaking in 2026, with greenhouse gases falling 22 percent and black carbon dropping 51 percent by 2030.

“It’s a very ambitious target, but joining our efforts…we are convinced that we can reach it,” Environment Minister Juan José Guerra Abud told a news conference.

The global talks will seek a pact that will enter into force by 2020 to further the U.N. goal of limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-Industrial Revolution levels.

The United States applauded Mexico for being the first major emerging economy to submit its so-called Intended Nationally Determined Contribution, with the White House saying it was “setting an example for the rest of the world.”

“Mexico’s target to peak its emissions by 2026 and drive them down thereafter is a landmark step in the global transition to a low-carbon economy,” the White House statement said.

U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto also announced a high-level bilateral task force to “further deepen policy and regulatory coordination in specific areas,” including clean electricity and promoting more fuel-efficient automobile fleets in both countries.

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Mark Kahle

I still can’t figure this climate change thing out….. the scientists that claim it is so are all paid in the form of grants that would not be there if they claim it is not so.

The scientists that claim it isn’t as claimed are all purported to be paid by industry.

Then we have reports that are from government funded Universities like Max Planck in Germany… http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00656.1 that says point blank the numbers are fudged.

Then we have the people in charge also claiming it to be a hoax used for nefarious reasons…
At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism.

“This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution,” she said.

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