Five years before we’re screwed for good

I’m guessing nothing will happen to change anything unless we stop them:

The world has just five years to avoid being trapped in a scenario of perilous climate change and extreme weather events, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned on Wednesday.

On current trends, “rising fossil energy use will lead to irreversible and potentially catastrophic climate change,” the IEA concluded in its annual World Energy Outlook report.

“The door to 2.0 C is closing,” it said, referring to the 2.0 Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) cap on global warming widely accepted by scientists and governments as the ceiling for averting unmanageable climate damage.
Without further action, by 2017 the total CO2 emissions compatible with the 2.0 C goal will be “locked in” by power plants, factories and other carbon-emitting sources either built or planned, the IEA said.
Global infrastructure already accounts for more than 75 percent of that limit.

To meet energy needs while still averting climate catastrophe, governments must engineer a shift away from carbon-intensive fossil fuels, the agency said bluntly.

7 thoughts on “Five years before we’re screwed for good

  1. The meaning is that it’s already too late and has been for awhile now.

    This is all just bullshit. Oops, did I say that?

  2. In other words, governments have to give all the rest of our money, plus sign promissory notes for all the money we’ll ever make, to purchase carbon neutral energy plants, solar, wind, hydro, etc.
    As if this massive global Wall Street swindle were not enough to stomache, now there’s THIS. And that’s exactly what this means and spells out exactly what they want to do to us.
    Fark me and gawds help us all.

  3. I’m sure the Corporate CoIntel Units are working feverishly to identify all blogs carrying this story and inserting inflammatory comments to derail from this central issue at hand.

  4. Familiar with Disaster Capitalism?
    If you don’t see the pattern repeating here, read The Shock Doctrine.
    This smacks of 2008, when congresscritters were told, privately, that the entire world economy would implode, martial law would have to be imposed in the USA, and etc., if the banks didn’t get billions of dollars IMMEDIATELY, like RIGHT NOW.
    I’m on your side people.
    Naomi Klein on the tea partiers and global climate change:
    “In their paranoid accusations against President Obama–that he is not “really” an America, or that he is some sort of radical post-colonial socialist at heart–reveal their confused but fundamentally sound grasp of the central matter: if the arguments which make the case for global warming are accepted, then our whole way of life–primarily, its reliance upon non-renewable energy sources like oil for easy mobility, cheap goods, anxious consumption, irresponsible levels of waste, and a casual and inattentive relationship with the planet we live upon and the food from it which we eat–must change. Capitalism must change. And that, Klein argued, I think rightly, is a stark challenge that most self-identified liberals (though maybe “neoliberals” would be a better description) and environmentalists just don’t appreciate.”
    Read it here:

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