21 January 2011

Will fossil fuel GHG emissions peak soon?

Not according to Exxon Mobil. Their annual energy outlook predicts that carbon emissions will rise by 25% in the next 20 years. The working assumption must be that international climate change treaties will not have any effect in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the next 20 years (let alone causing them to peak and decline).

In a similar vein, the BBC reports that the chief economist of the International Energy Agency, Dr Birol, has said kiss goodbye to the 2C temperature rise limit and that key nations were not prepared to take the steps necessary to cut growth of carbon emissions and that it was virtually impossible for the world to keep within the CO2 limits defined as safe for the climate.

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