The great thing about a global temperature target is that the expansion of fossil fuels stays below the target… until, oops, it’s over the target. Oh well, what’s the next target? Fossil fuel investors love that game.
Ninety-six per cent of global gas and oil companies have massive expansion plans incompatible with the 1.5-degree target. So, the fossil fuel cartel has got COP’s knee on our necks.
It has been shown that when the cost of that expansion of oil and gas is diverted to renewable energy it can fully fund the global construction to keep the 1.5-degree target. Are you grinding your teeth?
Methane has now reached 2.6 times the pre-industrial level and that’s just starters for the huge runaway meltdown of the Arctic permafrost. 1.5 billion belching cows and global fugitive fossil fuel emissions play flute in our funeral procession.
The solution is simple: stop any new oil and gas exploration, cancel construction of new power plants, and decarbonise global transport, food, and manufacturing systems by 2050.
I’m already at zero emissions energy, personal transport, and food; you can do it too, step by step.