The UN Wants To End Fossil Fuel Use By 2050 To Stop Climate Change
The UN Wants To End Fossil Fuel Use By 2050 To Stop Climate Change by: Off The Grid News
TDC Note – And you thought the UN was one of the good guys!
The entire world will have to end fossil fuel use by 2050 to stop climate change, a UN report states. Moreover, the world will need to reduce fossil fuel use by 45% as soon as 2030 to meet the UN’s climate change goals.
To explain, the level of carbon pollution from fossil fuel use needs to be 0% by 2050 to keep worldwide temperatures from rising by two degrees Celsius. That is the conclusion of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), The Guardian reports.
Consequently, governments will have to ban all fossil fuel use to achieve that goal. To elaborate, the only way to reduce carbon pollution to 0% is to end fossil fuel use completely.
The UN Wants To End Fossil Fuel Use By 2050
The 0% figure comes from the IPCC’s Global Warming of 1.5 Celsius report. The October report is the official opinion of the UN’s climate scientists.
Significantly, the report and the news articles regarding it do not mention an end to fossil fuel use. Instead, media accounts merely mention “reducing carbon pollution.”
The IPCC scientists fear that climate change will be irreversible if global temperatures increase by 1.5 degrees Celsius. For instance, the scientists are afraid of negative effects like droughts, the extinction of insects, and massive movements of refugees.
Scientists Want To End Fossil Fuel Use Completely
“By mid-century, a shift to the lower goal would require a supercharged roll-back of emissions sources that have built up over the past 250 years,” Guardian editor Jonathan Watts writes.
Under those circumstances, governments will seek to ban all gasoline and diesel-burning vehicles and aircraft. In addition, utilities will have to scrap all coal, oil, and natural-gas-burning power plants.
Notably, neither Watts nor the IPCC states how the world will achieve these goals.
An End To Fossil Fuel Use Will Cost As Much As World War II
Furthermore, The Guardian admits that an end to fossil fuel use will be expensive.
Specifically, The Guardian asserts that the world needs a “World War II-style effort” to end fossil fuel use. In particular, the American war effort alone in World War II cost $4 trillion in modern money.