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Hans
12-14-2015, 12:46 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/12/opinions/sutter-cop21-climate-reaction/index.html

The Paris Agreement, which came out of two weeks often-sleepless negotiations at a conference center here in a Paris suburb, is just the type of blaring signal the world needs that the era of fossil fuels is coming to a rapid close. Countries around the world pledged to do the near-impossible -- limit warming "well below" 2 degrees, and below 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels if feasible. That basically requires the world to move rapidly toward 100% clean energy, producing zero net greenhouse gas emissions between about 2050 and 2080.

And now back to reality: oil companies are not going to let that happen anytime soon. Neither is their lobbying apparatus, or the oil rich Middle East cartel.

So what will really happen is extra taxes on citizens, to pay for some unattainable power conversion.

Barry Morris
12-14-2015, 08:27 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/12/opinions/sutter-cop21-climate-reaction/index.html

The Paris Agreement, which came out of two weeks often-sleepless negotiations at a conference center here in a Paris suburb, is just the type of blaring signal the world needs that the era of fossil fuels is coming to a rapid close. Countries around the world pledged to do the near-impossible -- limit warming "well below" 2 degrees, and below 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels if feasible. That basically requires the world to move rapidly toward 100% clean energy, producing zero net greenhouse gas emissions between about 2050 and 2080.

And now back to reality: oil companies are not going to let that happen anytime soon. Neither is their lobbying apparatus, or the oil rich Middle East cartel.

So what will really happen is extra taxes on citizens, to pay for some unattainable power conversion.

Why is it unattainable??

riggs
12-14-2015, 09:51 AM
Why is it unattainable??

The power of greed will see to it.

Anapeg
12-14-2015, 10:26 AM
Why is it unattainable??

Just until the very rich divest their portfolios of any petroleum stocks they can.

Hans
12-14-2015, 02:24 PM
Why is it unattainable??

Because this has been tried for decades with no real success.
Remember, we put a man on the moon in 1969. I am sure we could have figured out something better than fossil fuels by now.