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Climate meeting to discuss future of fossil fuels
wthr/AP ^ | Apr 05, 2014 | Frank Jordans,

Posted on 04/05/2014 2:32:20 PM PDT by digger48

BERLIN - After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, will meet next week in Berlin to chart ways in which the world can curb the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say are overheating the planet.

It is also trying to give estimates on what it would cost.

In the third report of a landmark climate assessment, the IPCC is expected to say that to keep warming in check, the world needs a major shift in investments from fossil fuels - the principal source of man-made carbon emissions - to renewable energy.

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Investments in fossil fuels such as oil and coal would have to drop by $30 billion a year, while spending on renewables would have to go up by $147 billion annually, according to the draft.

(Excerpt) Read more at wthr.com ...


TOPICS: Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: climatechange; energy; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; glowbullwarming; hoax

1 posted on 04/05/2014 2:32:20 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48
Another controversial part of the report is the one dealing with who should pay for efforts to curb climate change - an issue that's at the heart of U.N. negotiations on a new global climate agreement, set to be adopted by 2015. Poor and middle-income countries say they need more help from rich countries to switch to low-carbon energy sources.

I hope it's ok to post this paragraph in addition to the excerpted article.

2 posted on 04/05/2014 2:34:16 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

In Link We Trust :-)


3 posted on 04/05/2014 2:36:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: digger48

Good luck getting China to take this seriously.


4 posted on 04/05/2014 2:36:59 PM PDT by Corporate Democrat
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To: digger48
spending on renewables would have to go up by $147 billion annually, according to the draft.

Despite the arrogance of mortal man, discovery is not created by decree. They can spend as many Trillions (not Billions) of dollars as they wish, renewable energy sources will require new science which will not occur by mandate.

5 posted on 04/05/2014 2:38:36 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: digger48

Never, NEVER ever group the terms UN and expert.

The sum IQ of the entire organization requires only numbers preceded by an “i”. (Look it up, Algore.)


6 posted on 04/05/2014 2:39:29 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: digger48
that scientists say are overheating the planet.

Yeah, that's why the states surrounding Lake Superior have frost lines that are down 8 to 9 feet - two to three feet below the 6 foot utilities code line, which usually protects water & sewer utilities from freezing.

Not this year...

7 posted on 04/05/2014 2:41:25 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: digger48
Israel is set to sell much energy to Europe which will lessen the grip of Russia and Opec. Arabs will not like that and vote to curtail non muslim oil production.
8 posted on 04/05/2014 2:43:05 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: digger48

Solyndra on a world-wide scale. Those third world socialist dictators are salivating at the prospect of grifting trillions from the US and Euros. Of course the UN bureaucrats will say whatever it takes to do so in the report summary, regardless of the evidence.


9 posted on 04/05/2014 2:45:12 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: digger48

In the end it boils down to one thing. Ending capitalism.


10 posted on 04/05/2014 2:49:37 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: digger48

Limousine liberals that jet around the world on a whim deciding for the masses.


11 posted on 04/05/2014 2:49:39 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Vote McDaniel June 3rd Mississippi!)
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To: digger48

The lefties love to point to Germany’s solar program while ignoring its severe downsides. The problem with solar power in a cold climate is the sun goes down. And there is no good way to store solar power. So Germany has to come up with a way to cover power needs after sunset. Nuclear is not well-suited to be switched on and off. So what does Germany do? Burn coal. And firewood. So much for green solar power.


12 posted on 04/05/2014 2:51:36 PM PDT by dirtboy
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We have 125 Industrial Wind Turbines near here that went into operation just last year.

There have now been 2 blade breaks in the last 2 months.

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13 posted on 04/05/2014 2:54:40 PM PDT by digger48
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To: dirtboy

The massive and multi-million dollar solar array at the Indy Airports spent the coldest days of the winter half-covered in snow and without any sunshine.

Luckily, fossil fuel power was there to take up the slack.


14 posted on 04/05/2014 3:00:53 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48; All

Just out of curiosity. Has anyone ever done any study on what might have happened had we never discovered oil and took it out of the ground? Could it be that maybe this planet would have one day exploded or turned into a flaming ball of gas? Just wondering.


15 posted on 04/05/2014 3:15:07 PM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: dirtboy

Don’t forget that some of their power comes from over the border in France, and is likely nuclear.


16 posted on 04/05/2014 3:17:24 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: dirtboy

Don’t forget that some of their power comes from over the border in France, and is likely nuclear.


17 posted on 04/05/2014 3:17:52 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: digger48

OK!! Everybody pay attention!

Lesson for today:

1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.

2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls the climates of all its planets.

3. The earth is one of the sun’s planets.

4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.

5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.

Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?


18 posted on 04/05/2014 3:40:12 PM PDT by abclily
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To: Corporate Democrat
Good luck getting China to take this seriously.
Why? Just because China is stamping out coal-fired power plants like cookies is no sign that they would be affected by an "anti- CO2" measure whose sole actual target is the US economy.

19 posted on 04/05/2014 4:20:48 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: digger48; Revolting cat!

Thought they said that peak production of oil had ceased which means we only have another hundred years of “fossil fuels” to use up anyway. Let the problem work itself out.

Or maybe.... there’s no problem at all!


20 posted on 04/05/2014 5:36:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: digger48
Investments in fossil fuels such as oil and coal would have to drop by $30 billion a year, while spending on renewables would have to go up by $147 billion annually, according to the draft.

LOL!!!

21 posted on 04/05/2014 7:06:28 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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If we just have to fix this situation NOW, how come the climate has managed to do the same thing for 400K years?
22 posted on 04/05/2014 7:09:07 PM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: defconw
Just out of curiosity. Has anyone ever done any study on what might have happened had we never discovered oil and took it out of the ground? Could it be that maybe this planet would have one day exploded or turned into a flaming ball of gas? Just wondering.

All of that oil would have been polluting water tables and bubbling up from the ocean floor and STILL contaminating our beaches.

Think of the radioactive materials that have been excavated as well. Leaving it in the ground doesn't make that area any safer.

23 posted on 04/06/2014 9:13:00 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: “Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?”)
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