PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD: Hot Air With No Teeth

The failure of the recent UN climate summit in Paris to adopt any strict requirements or enforcement mechanisms for reduction in greenhouse gas emissions is a testament to the power of reaction in the US, both in terms of corporate carbon-extractive industries and racist and religious right climate denialism. International mechanisms established by US initiatives such as the WTO and the upcoming TPP have built-in teeth that allow private corporate interests to enforce their will on supposedly democratic governments. But the climate accord creates no mechanism for [...]