Paris?

Germany can’t even reach the climate targets it has set for itself (see objective media coverage below).

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A thirty-three page report has just confirmed what most German global climate saviors already knew: There is no way in hell that the more than ambitious climate target set by the federal government some ten years back will ever be reached. Emissions were to drop 40 percent the year 2020. They haven’t quite dropped 28 percent yet. The main problem – now get this – being German cars. Like, duh. Ever hear of Volkswagen & Co.?

Ein wesentliches Problem: Der Verkehrsbereich hat seine Emissionen kaum reduziert. So notwendig ein allgemeines Umsteuern beim Autoverkehr ist, so unpopulär sind die Maßnahmen im Einzelnen.

“We in Germany, in Europe and the world will band together to take more decisive action than ever to confront and successfully surmount major challenges to humanity such as climate change.”

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  1. Just got back from a trip to Germany. I rented a Czeck built Skoda, (I called her “Ivanna”), and drove the A4 from Giessen to Strasbourgh. It was like a giant parking lot. Big diesel truck rigs from all over Europe, causing bad traffic jams. No wonder that German FM radio stations are 25% music and 75% traffic reports. Also noticed that 50% of the cars were diesel, built by Germany Gmbh, the same people that rigged the diesel emissions in the U.S. I did see one Tesla on the Autobahn, showing that at least one German really cares about the environment. The only thing is that the Tesla will run out of juice before it reaches it’s destination.

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