Former Australian PM Turnbull Malcolm believes we have till 2050 to avoid a catastrophic planet, uninhabitable for billions of people.
"Watching @InsidersABC - hands wringing about “how do we get to net zero by 2050?” Bottom line is if we don’t get there the planet will be uninhabitable for billions of people. How do we get there? Answer is plain:
Engineering and economics NOT ideology and idiocy. Cheapest, cleanest form of energy today is renewables plus storage and is getting cheaper. So transition to clean and cheaper electricity. Couple that with electrification of industry as well as green hydrogen.
Reverse deforestation, reforest wherever possible. A decade ago the “how” was hard to see and very expensive relative to BAU [Business As Usual]. Now we can see a feasible, affordable route to net zero - the alternative is catastrophic.
The consequences of this transition: a habitable planet, cheaper energy, more economic growth and jobs. Regions? Most of the renewable investment is in the regions. To get there above all we need a coherent integration of climate and energy policy.
Last tweet this morning: a policy which opposes net zero by 2050 is a policy of 3 degrees plus global warming and an uninhabitable planet."
The clock is set to: December 31, 2049
Details at: http://extinctionclock.org#Politics#ClimateChange#Nature
New #ClimateChange prediction!
The HuffPost reports "#ClimateCatastrophe Will Hit Tropics Around 2020."
The report is very confident with its prediction...
Quote: "The first study to integrate all prior scientific research in order to project approximately when climate change will produce permanent catastrophic consequences has been accepted and will soon be published in the scientific journal Nature, and it finds that things will start going haywire in the tropics at around the year 2020, and in our part of the world at around 2047. [...] Nature shares with Science and PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) the distinction of being tied as the world’s three most prestigious scientific journals, and an article is not published in these journals unless it has undergone extremely rigorous scientific peer-revue; so, climate-change deniers will have no professional credibility in attacking this study [...] None of this is science fiction; all of it is science fact".
We've set the clock for December 31, 2020.
Details at: http://extinctionclock.org#Nature#Politics#GlobalWarming