This is the kind of fiction that sells. For one thing, it posits that it's public opinion--not those well-heeled corporations that decide policies as comprehensive as TIPP and TPP behind closed doors under major secrecy oaths--that defines the agenda.
In other words, this is an official narrative:
"...there is no government on the planet that is not frightened by the prospect of major climate change. In fact, most of them would have gone a lot further in Paris if they were not nervous about getting too far ahead of public opinion at home."
Public opinion, not Exxon or Monsanto.
This, on the other hand, was honest:
"We are having dangerous warming now – bigger storms, worse floods, longer droughts – and we are only at +1.0 C.
"At plus-two or thereabouts, what we get is catastrophe: runaway warming that can no longer be halted just by stopping human emissions of carbon dioxide. Nature will take over, and we will be trapped on a one-way escalator that is taking us up to +3, +4, +5, even +6 degrees. Hundreds of millions or even billions of people would die as large parts of the planet ceased to be habitable by human beings."
Public opinion that reflects the ACTUAL wishes of the DIVERSE body of persons is not the obstacle. But it's always convenient to use this ruse as cover. And it IS used often. It's an MSM Talking Point.