CO2 Coalition, John Christy.: Carbon-based energy, which is the most affordable and reliable source of energy in demand today, liberates people from poverty, Without energy, life is brutal and short. The world will continue to burn carbon because the world needs energy – that’s the enabler of human progress and longevity. No matter what they say in Paris in December, 2015, emissions will rise. The science is fairly simple in terms of numbers. The amount of carbon dioxide emissions avoided by the Paris plan is miniscule compared to world emissions. Therefore, its impact on the global temperature will be minuscule. It will be so tiny we can’t even measure it.