The Climate Agreement from Paris is Historic (for many reasons)

The Climate Agreement reached in Paris is profoundly historic.

Among other things, it is a huge victory simply because the world’s nations have reached an agreement about something as important as the climate.

The meeting used non-traditional (at least for the Western World) means of negotiation – indabas. Indabas have been used in Xhosa and Zulu communities and were use when the negotiations got stuck. The method is simple: each person names his/her red line – i.e the point beyond which they cannot go – but also offers potential solutions. It’s a means of reaching consensus that is both time efficient and effective.


  1. #1 by Larry Bergan on December 15, 2015 - 9:59 am

    This looks positive. Looks like renewables are the new kid in town.

    After Paris, Fossil Fuels Flail While Solar Stocks Soar

    According to reporting on Monday, “The MAC Global Solar Energy Index was up 4.5 percent. The iShares Global Clean Energy exchange-traded fund, which allows investors to trade a basket of renewable energy stocks, rose 1.4 percent.” At the same time, shares of companies that produce coal, Peabody Energy Corp and Consol Energy Inc. plummeted 12.6 percent and 3.3 percent respectively.

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