"APEC to world: Kiss my “aspirational” target"
Stop the presses!
Oh, it gets better:
… the statement urges nations to reduce energy intensity by 25 percent by 2030 but does not make an enforceable commitment.
Do they even realize that in just one year, 2006, U.S. energy intensity fell 4% — and energy intensity (energy consumed per dollar of GDP) routinely drops 2% a year in this country, and more in fast-growing countries. If U.S. GDP grew 3% a year for the next 23 years, we could meet that 2030 target even if our energy consumption rose a whopping 75% (and of course, our carbon emissions could rise more than that since this is an energy goal, not a carbon goal).
And it ain’t even enforceable.
If John “You cannot be serious!” McEnroe were dead, he’d be turning over in his grave.