I thought we had 12 years?
Now it’s six months?
At this rate, in another three days they’ll have a graph saying we only have ten minutes before we all burn up.
The world has only six months in which to change the course of the climate crisis and prevent a post-lockdown rebound in greenhouse gas emissions that would overwhelm efforts to stave off climate catastrophe, one of the world’s foremost energy experts has warned.
“This year is the last time we have, if we are not to see a carbon rebound,” said Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency.
Governments are planning to spend $9tn (£7.2tn) globally in the next few months on rescuing their economies from the coronavirus crisis, the IEA has calculated. The stimulus packages created this year will determine the shape of the global economy for the next three years, according to Birol, and within that time emissions must start to fall sharply and permanently, or climate targets will be out of reach.
“The next three years will determine the course of the next 30 years and beyond,” Birol told the Guardian. “If we do not [take action] we will surely see a rebound in emissions. If emissions rebound, it is very difficult to see how they will be brought down in future. This is why we are urging governments to have sustainable recovery packages.”
In a report published on Thursday, the IEA – the world’s gold standard for energy analysis – set out the first global blueprint for a green recovery, focusing on reforms to energy generation and consumption. Wind and solar power should be a top focus, the report advised, alongside energy efficiency improvements to buildings and industries, and the modernisation of electricity grids.
Creating jobs must be the priority for countries where millions have been thrown into unemployment by the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdowns. The IEA’s analysis shows that targeting green jobs – such as retrofitting buildings to make them more energy efficient, putting up solar panels and constructing wind farms – is more effective than pouring money into the high-carbon economy.
Here’s their newest chart, showing how massive taxes and austerity are going to create jobs.
Because if there’s one thing we’ve learned in 2020, it’s that facts don’t matter – charts do.
They’re going to have to introduce a chart-sexual pride month, what with everyone having developed this primitive sexual fixation with charts.
If you think this global warming hoax is going away because of these new and more extreme hoaxes, you’ll find yourself sadly mistaken. All of these hoaxes are going to converge into this massive manufactured human crisis aimed at crushing Western civilization and wiping out the White Christian Man.
Global warming will be used as a reason for austerity, along with the coronavirus. Basically, they want you to live in a pod and eat bugs. And they want you implanted with a computer chip. And they want to make it illegal for you to talk to other people.