“Net Zero” Emissions – Baloney | The Economist

A gateway to endless fudge – that’s what The Economist calls various countries’ commitments to “net zero” emissions (“The power of negative thinking” in the May 8 issue).
I was delighted to read that because for the longest time I’ve thought that the “net zero” concept was baloney but The Economist puts it much better and explains why. “It allows the ultimate scope of emission cuts to remain undefined and sweeps all the uncertainties under a carpet of techno-optimism.

Source: How to make long-term climate pledges add up | The Economist