Lest you get lost in the jargon

barack_obama_cop21_paris_national_observerHere’s a guide to understanding some of what is going on in Paris right now, with COP21, the United Nations’ climate talks.

And here are the pledges. They’re pretty significant.

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    1. Yeah. I guess it’s easy to make pledges. Let’s hope someone decides to follow through…

        1. I’ve got one word for you: Plastics. That’s what I thought of when I saw your link. But yeah.

          1. Don’t get me started on plastics….

            Chemicals added to plastics are absorbed by human bodies. Some of these compounds have been found to alter hormones or have other potential human health effects.
            • Plastic debris, laced with chemicals and often ingested by marine animals, can injure or poison wildlife.
            • Floating plastic waste, which can survive for thousands of years in water, serves as mini transportation devices for invasive species, disrupting habitats.
            • Plastic buried deep in landfills can leach harmful chemicals that spread into groundwater.
            • Around 4 percent of world oil production is used as a feedstock to make plastics, and a similar amount is consumed as energy in the process.

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