A solar farm in Dunhuang, Gansu Province. Despite optimistic forecasts that see China’s total energy from solar and wind increasing more than 13-fold till 2040, China will still be getting just 3 per cent from solar and wind by then. Photo: Reuters

Why the Paris climate treaty is just a load of very expensive hot air

Bjorn Lomborg says the pledges in the costly agreement – to be signed this week – won’t significantly reduce global warming. What’s needed instead is a much faster transition from fossil fuels to cheap green energy sources

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A solar farm in Dunhuang, Gansu Province. Despite optimistic forecasts that see China’s total energy from solar and wind increasing more than 13-fold till 2040, China will still be getting just 3 per cent from solar and wind by then. Photo: Reuters
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