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As the United States cuts climate regulations, Canada pours them on.

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The United States likely won’t mirror Canada’s climate policies.

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Governments know people won’t accept the level of carbon taxation necessary to achieve current GHG targets, so they hide most of the cost in regulation.

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With the announcement that the Pope may “intervene” in the Paris climate negotiations, the last act of the Great Paris Climate Conference is set.

As I wrote in 2010, these giant climate conferences follow an entirely predictable story arc that goes like this:

1) The media will downplay expectations, and diplomats and environmentalists will bemoan how far behind the process is in producing an agreement.

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While the planned reduction in emissions may sound impressive, the effect on temperatures will likely be rather small and the costs in dollars quite high.