Skip to comments.World must shift to solar & wind rapidly to avoid catastrophic global warming, say UN scientists
Posted on 04/13/2014 8:14:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today.
Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says.
Large-scale changes in energy systems are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar.
And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive.
The report was published in Berlin today after a week of line-by-line drafting and re-drafting.
The final version, written by 235 international scientists and economists, says that efforts so far have failed to stop spiralling emissions of greenhouse gases which have risen to unprecedented levels in the past decade....
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
We must act now before it is too late.
Then tax that solar and wind power. Then make it a rule that all power generated would come under the control of the “UN”.
“And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive. “
Like it wouldn’t be anyway.
Been there, Done that, with millions of taxpayer money down the sh!thole.
Whaaaaatt?? I can’t hear you. Can you say it louder? hahah
The only way to stop global warming is to shut down 90% of government activities!!
UN scientist need to shut the hell up.
The world must kill all UN bureaucrats or face extermination in Agenda 21 death camps.
“...needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive.”
Please! Where and when have we heard that bleating before?!
Have these people never heard of The Boy Who Cried Wolf?
Well no, there's always nuclear winter.
What will happen to our climate when a million wind plants suck a terawatt of power out of the moving air and convert it eventually to low-level thermal waste?
Welcome to third world status (except for the elites, of course).
..........absolutely fraudulent claim to the core!
.........though 10 years away from industrial capability, the Navy has figured out how to convert sea water to fuel.
when on line, that sea water fuel will just about put the Saudi’s and fossil fuel out of business................as we know it (the oil industry) today anyway...........
needless to say, there will be a big fight over who is licensed to produce it and distribute it and who owns the patents. If Harry Reid is still in power, my bet will be that his son and the Chinese will.
I guess that might work except for all the huge fireballs hotter than the sun
How can I become a UN scientist? Sounds like the qualifications are minimal and an easy gig just spouting off nonsense.
UN HQ should be on Wind and Solar only to show us how it’s done . Give up those big cars and go Electric . Give up traveling by plane and go with Hot Air Balloons
“World must shift to solar & wind rapidly to avoid catastrophic global warming, say UN scientists”
NOT THIS SH.., er, uh, stuff again!!!
Not good news for the Audubon Club’s efforts to prevent the extinction of the Golden Earle in California.
Say the UN scientific quacks looking for $$$$
At the levels they want, I suspect that interrupting that much sunshine from impacting the earth, and bleeding off wind currents will actually have a chance of screwing up the earth (at least locally around the installations).
You know what the goo-goos say when it come to economics:
“We’re all going to be dead anyway.”? Well, there it is, Un.
Wow, being a UN scientist is a good job:
Up to 40 days vacation a year, no income tax and up to a couple hundred thousand $ a year.
Well, that would only be temporary, but afterwards, all the liberals would be happy....of course they’d also be dead.
I guess they learned they’re mistake with the “5 year” catastrophism; 15 years should see all the middle-aged doom mongers through to retirement at least.
I have no idea what that means, if it means anything, but I have sent in the paperwork to get a government grant to study it!
Names and addresses please.
Let China, India, Brazil, Russia,, Iran, and Africa lead the way.
As far as the US is concerned, maybe it is time to give the wealthy elites who say they believe in this crap a taste of what they are trying to impose on the rest of us. Let’s require every home in the US with a value of $5 million or more to be taken off the grid and required to use only solar and wind power generated on site. No backup generators permitted. The Hollywood leftists who live in Malibu might make out all right but those inland might find it less than comfortable at night when there is no wind. Certainly those on the upper West side will find solar panels on the rooftops of their condo and coop buildings don’t generate enough power.
Also ban private jets, make the limousine liberals fly commercial. Ban car services and private automobiles in Manhattan. Make the elites use public transportation. Ban use of government and private jets by all members of the federal bureaucracy and Congress. Let them fly commercial.
Build wind farms off Martha’s Vineyard, the Hamptons, Malibu, Palm Beach, Miami Beach, and Boca Raton. Cover the most exclusive country clubs in the US with solar panels. Eliminate first class on commercial flights.
Until they have to live with the consequences of their stupidity, they will keep piling it on. I realize there may be a few wealthy conservatives who would suffer, but I doubt it would be long.
Code for hey low brows give up your rights and dance to the beat of the facsist’s drum.
Is that the catastrophic warming of which we’ve recorded precisely zero degrees of of over the last two decades of global mean temperature monitoring? The same zero degrees of mean warming that has prompted desperate pleas for immediate action to stave off DOOM during every one of those years?
Or is it the catastrophic warning that the IPCC predicts won’t show up on the thermometer?
Perhaps it’s the catastrophic warming that the IPCC claims will cause global sea levels to rise 1.6cm a year over the next century? Despite sea levels rising at 7+cm per year on average since the end of the last glacial maximum, and nearly 3cm a year since the dawn of the industrial revolution. That 1.6cm total predicted MUST be catastrophic, and MUST be anthropogenic, it simply MUST be and if you don’t agree then you’re obviously a horrible evil person guilty of crimes against humanity.
Seriously people, predictive models that fail to predict reality are most likely based on flawed assumptions - one should go back and re-asses those assumptions and craft new models more likely to reflect observed reality. Failure to do so is a hallmark of, fascinatingly enough, both superstition and communism.
The climate science debate has been hijacked by both radical socialists intent on destroying productivity in the advanced world and radical gaia-hypothesis environmentalist whackjobs intent on destroying large numbers of human beings.
If we just paid more in taxes would these guys shut the hell up?
Climate change is a scam, but the UN needs that as a motive to roll out their Agenda 21. (Which is already being embraced by many planning and zoning commissions)
I wonder how many degrees in temp change a world full of mirrors would cause?
in 5 years we will have alternate power sources that will make solar farms look neanderthal.
in 15 years we will have even cooler power sources.
These global warming hystericals aren’t very forward-thinking.
In China those big wind farm areas suck all the energy from the winds....and reduce rainfall locally ...thus reducing food production.
Anyway...the Sun's magnetic field is in decline...so less sunspots are formed.
Expect the next ice age to kick in around 2016/17.
Algor said it would be “too late” in 2008, IIRC.
Hitler said that a truly huge lie can never be totally put to rest or killed off, that some part of it would always linger on....
UN scientists have contributed NOTHING.
No, it won’t put oil out. The stuff I’ve read says it costs about 6-8 bucks a gallon to make, oil is cheaper.
I live in a valley, just three miles north of Wiesbaden, Germany, with a fair-sized hill behind me. It’s come up that the windmill folks would like to put up a couple of windmills on this ridgeline of the hill. Oddly enough, this has gotten the entire city council of Wiesbaden (mostly all liberals)....all hyped up and angry. This would disturb the natural look of the hills overlooking the city.
Adding to the fight, the city has taken up this UNESCO-identified world-site status application. To fit into the ‘spa-category’ (yeah there is such a lofty status)....you need to stay pure, in terms of scenery and views. So they are using this angle to further the fight against the windmill guys.
You can’t find any significant city in Germany today that readily accepts the windmills. As long as you build them out in the far rural areas...it’s ok. Beyond that....it’s a fight. Well...to get the right wind currents and make a 365-day-a-year sustainable profit...you have to build on ridgelines.
Bottom line? All of the socialists who call for global warming comments....fighting the windmills.
Isn’t it too late already??
U.N. OFFICIAL PREDICTS DISASTER SAYS GREENHOUSE EFFECT COULD WIPE SOME NATIONS OFF MAP - entire nations could be wiped off the face of the earth by rising sea levels if global warming is not reversed by the year 2000. Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of “eco-refugees,” threatening political chaos, said Brown, director of the New York office of the U.N. Environment Program. He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect - Associated Press June 30, 1989
Environmental refugees to top 50 million in 5 years —”There are well-founded fears that the number of people fleeing untenable environmental conditions may grow exponentially as the world experiences the effects of climate change and other phenomena,” says UNU-EHS Director Janos Bogardi. - United Nations University news release - October 11, 2005
Global Warming is good
People live naturally in warmer climate.
Higher levels of sea can be and are already being diverted into the deserts and turning them into arable land.
And destroy all cattle ranches because of their methane production.
For us to shut down so much that we could powerthe rest on solar andwind would be a disaster of a scope thawt would dwarf any purported effects of global warming.