I’m sure you’ll notice what is missing from this list
Scientists with CAT also warned that if one sector was to do less than the others — particularly the energy, industry, and transport sectors — they would leave behind a high-emissions legacy for several decades. They also point out that lack of action could result in a failure to set in motion the wider-system changes necessary to achieve the required long-term transformation.
The ten steps are as follows:
- Electricity: sustain the growth rate of renewables and other zero and low carbon power until 2025 to reach 100% by 2050
- Coal: no new coal power plants, reduce emissions from coal by at least 30% by 2025
- Road transport: last fossil fuel car sold before 2035
- Aviation and shipping: develop and get agreement on a 1.5°C compatible vision
- New buildings: all new buildings fossil-free and near zero energy by 2020
- Building renovation: increase rates from <1% in 2015 to 5% by 2020
- Industry: all new installations in emissions-intensive sectors are low-carbon after 2020; maximize material efficiency
- Reduce emissions from forestry and other land use to 95% below 2010 levels by 2030, stop net deforestation by the 2020s
- Commercial agriculture: keep emissions at or below current levels, establish and disseminate regional best practice, ramp up research
- CO2 removal: begin research and planning for negative emissions
Did you catch it? That’s right, there is nothing about members of the Cult of Climastrology going out and living the carbon neutral life. It is all about, and I’ll know you’ll be utterly shocked by this, the use of Governmental power to force these 10 things, because that’s the only way they happen. Force of government. This is why so many Skeptics note that this whole thing is about politics, not science. Virtually every policy prescription revolves around increasing the size and power of government. Rarely anything about personal responsibility.