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Massive Riots in Paris Threaten Climate Accord

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

What is happening in Paris carries a message for all Western countries. Democracies, which rely on the sustained support of electorates, have to impose rising costs on those electorates, if they are to deeply cut carbon emissions. But when the electorates cannot see the benefits of these painful price hikes, the greater the likelihood the people will rise up and repudiate those whom progressives regard as far-sighted leaders — such as Macron. China and India were given a pass to produce carbon emissions, while reductions were mandated for the Western powers. How long will the West go along with that, while paying ever-rising prices to cut their own carbon emissions?