Nothing more than re-distribution of wealth dressed up as (phony) science.
France and the rest of Europe from the most part, are reeling from unemployment and other economic disasters that they themselves have created. Now they introduce stupid ”global warming/climate change” directives based–upon–pure–bullcrap, that will further kill their economies.
NOTE: Herman Van Rompuy (Statist) is an evil little bureaucratic weasel.
EU leaders seal landmark 2030 climate deal
(BRUSSELS) – European Union leaders agreed Friday what they hailed as the world’s most ambitious climate change targets for 2030, paving the way for a new UN-backed global treaty next year.
The 28 leaders overcame deep divisions at a summit in Brussels to reach a deal including a commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent compared to 1990 levels.
They also agreed on 27 percent targets for renewable energy supply and efficiency gains, in spite of reservations from some member states about the cost of the measures.
“Deal! At least 40 percent emissions cut by 2030. World’s most ambitious, cost-effective, fair EU 2030 climate energy policy agreed,” EU president Herman Van Rompuy tweeted.
The EU wanted to agree on the targets ahead of a summit in Paris in November and December 2015, where it is hoped the world will agree to a new phase of the Kyoto climate accords which run until 2020.
The agreement puts the EU “in the driving seat” ahead of the Paris conference, European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso said.
Environmental groups complained that the deal did not go far enough to cut global warming.
More here. H/T: Fjordman