Phase out fossil fuels?

It may still technically be possible to limit warming to 1.5C

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Fossil Fuels Have, and Should Continue to Benefit Humanity

Contrary to assertions made in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) most recent report, it's time to praise and expand the use of fossil fuels, not restrict them.

The IPCC claims the world must cut greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent below 2010 levels by 2030 and to net zero by 2050 to avert climate disaster. However, such a wrenching energy transformation is unrealistic, undesirable in the extreme, and, thankfully, unnecessary.

The Non-governmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) produced four exhaustive reports, with contributions from hundreds of scientists citing thousands of peer reviewed research articles, which conclusively demonstrated that IPCC's claims that human greenhouse gas emission are driving dangerous climate changes are grossly in error.

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Climate change causes: A blanket around the Earth

Most climate scientists agree the main cause of the current global warming trend is human expansion of the "greenhouse effect"** - warming that results when the atmosphere traps heat radiating from Earth toward space.

Certain gases in the atmosphere block heat from escaping. Long-lived gases that remain semi-permanently in the atmosphere and do not respond physically or chemically to changes in temperature are described as "forcing" climate change. Gases, such as water vapor, which respond physically or chemically to changes in temperature are seen as "feedbacks.

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All fossil fuels must go in 40 years to keep the world safe, say researchers

A world without cars, planes, ships and factories powered by fossil fuels would have to become a reality in the next 40 years to have a realistic hope of keeping global warming below safe levels, scientists claim.

Researchers used climate simulations to predict the fate of the planet under different fossil fuel scenarios.

They found there was a 64% chance of pegging global warming below the critical threshold of 1.5C above pre-industrial levels - but only if a massive programme to rid the world of fossil fuels started now.

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