World's Least Surprising Headline

Wall Street Journal
This is the 'big news' out of COP28 -- everyone is going to transition away from fossil fuels. COP28 is the (now estimated to be 100,000 people, giant carbon footprint) global warming meeting in Dubai. 

But, didn't they make the same commitment at COP27, COP26, COP25.........???


  1. No they didn’t, to answer your question

    Here’s a comparison of results from Bloomberg…
    This year’s COP28 in Dubai is concluding with a pleasant surprise: an agreement among 200 nations to transition away from fossil fuels. It marks the culmination of two weeks in which tensions flared over the future of coal, oil and gas. While the text isn’t final, it’s already being hailed as a “turning point” in the climate fight.

    The future of fossil fuels was the most critical issue on the COP28 docket, but just one of many under discussion. To help cut through the noise, BloombergNEF in November identified 10 areas where governments needed to make progress at COP28 in order to take a meaningful step toward the goals of the Paris Agreement. Each area is scored out of 10 based on how much headway was made in Dubai, and assigned a weighting based on importance and urgency.

    Overall, COP28 scored a 3.8 out of 10. That was down slightly from a score of 3.9 on Nov. 30, the first day of the conference, when BNEF assigned scores based on expected progress. It was also 0.1 points higher than the score for last year’s COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, but 2.2 points below the score for COP26 in Glasgow in 2021.


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