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The Official Deal

The Official deal on Climate Change

World leaders met in Italian city of L’Aquila to find a solution but once again, they became a part of the problem (because they found NIMTOO).

The G8 struck a deal and made a gentleman’s promise on climate change yet again (for another NIMTOO). “We support a goal of developed countries reducing emissions of greenhouse gases in aggregate by 80 per cent or more by 2050 compared to 1990 or more recent years.” was written in paragraph 65 of the Press communiqué (NIMTOO written between the lines) But its no big deal after all!! Lets try to understand (what the NIMTOO would hide), that in all such climate talks, emission cuts are bargained in percentage, like 80 per cent, 50 per cent, not absolute figures of tonnes of carbon (much to the convenience of NIMTOO).

But to calculate the exact value of cut, one needs to know 80 per cent of what? What is the reference point? The answer completely depends on this point, for eg. 80 per cent of 100 is 80 while 80 per cent of 500 is 400. (NIMTOO knows that well). For emission cuts, the levels in a given year are chosen as the reference point and such a year is called the baseline (changes as per the NIMTOO). Thus baseline bargaining is an integral part of climate talks.  

 
Baseline year adopted/supported
 

Kyoto protocol   

1990
 

Europian Union and
   United Nations

1990
 

G8 leaders in LA’quila

1990 or more
recent years

 

Canada

2006
 

US 

2005
(Nimtoo experts)

But...

What is Nimtoo??

 

 

We will cut 80% EMI ssion
by 2050 and we all
stick to Nimtoo!!

La' Aquila Declaration

 

Irked by baffling repitition of nimtoo? Curious to know what is it? Who is it? It’s an ideology, its a philosophy, a practical mantra, the secret of success of many a world’s politicians. NIMTOO is an acronym for- Not In my Term Of Office.

For a leader to promise to do something 41 years from now is the safest way of getting away with it. While it pacifies the current generation, it passes the buck to the next, differences and difficulties rising meanwhile. Leaders today, postponing public outcry, reluctant to risk , they don’t want to try....

By 2050 none of the leaders would be in office for any accountability. Or would they be?… NIMTOO works!

G8 + G5 Country
Name  
Age
 

Canada 

Stephen Joseph Harper 
91
 

France 

Nicholas Sarkozy
  95
 

Germany

Angela Merkel
96
 

Italy 

Silvio Berlusconi
114
 

Japan 

Taro Aso  
110
 

Russia

Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev
85
 

US

Barack Obama
89
 

Brazil 

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
105
 

China  

Hu Jintao
108
 

India

Manmohan Singh 
118
 

Mexico

Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa 
88
 

South Africa

Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma
108
 

 

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