IEA Solves Climatechange – Guardian
Posted by Jeff Id on November 10, 2011
Fantastic news. We don’t have to worry about blogging on climate anymore. It turns out that in 5 years we can’t do anything anyway.
The world is likely to build so many fossil-fuelled power stations, energy-guzzling factories and inefficient buildings in the next five years that it will become impossible to hold global warming to safe levels, and the last chance of combating dangerous climate change will be “lost for ever”, according to the most thorough analysis yet of world energy infrastructure.
Anything built from now on that produces carbon will do so for decades, and this “lock-in” effect will be the single factor most likely to produce irreversible climate change, the world’s foremost authority on energy economics has found. If this is not rapidly changed within the next five years, the results are likely to be disastrous.
“The door is closing,” Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Agency, said. “I am very worried – if we don’t change direction now on how we use energy, we will end up beyond what scientists tell us is the minimum [for safety]. The door will be closed forever.”
They don’t know that they are nuts do they? We’ll just shut down those evil money-making factories and save the earth from warming. Haha. Everyone who volunteers for unemployed starvation, raise your hands now. All that to prevent what looks ever-more like very minimal warming through CO2. One point made by Steve McIntyre at CA is that the BEST data already shows 2C of warming. It seems to me that this created a net ZERO detectable change in weather patterns. But for the next degree C we should shut down everything NOW!!
Well, maybe later guys.
If current trends continue, and we go on building high-carbon energy generation, then by 2015 at least 90% of the available “carbon budget” will be swallowed up by our energy and industrial infrastructure. By 2017, there will be no room for manoeuvre at all – the whole of the carbon budget will be spoken for, according to the IEA’s calculations.
Those must be some very interesting calculations. Since the claim is that carbon stays in the atmosphere for hundreds to thousands of years, how is it that our current production doesn’t exceed the “budget”? Still, all of it doesn’t matter because we will cross the threshold in 5 years and everyone “sane” knows we will still be doing the same thing in five years. Therefore the best answer is to disband the IPCC, UN, WMO etc. so that we can save the cash for air conditioners and tunnel diggers to survive the doom to follow.
Thank god for the enlightened writers at the Guardian to get the message out for the IEA.
There is a maximum line for extreme and when the enlightened leaders cross it, the answer to the shrill cries becomes pretty clear. Stop listening because we can’t solve that problem anyway.