University of Cambridge, UK, engineering professor M.J. Kelly provides devastating, peer-reviewed analysis of de-carbonization efforts

DISCUSSION POINTS

* Only fossil fuels and nuclear fuels have the ability to power megacities in 2050, when over half of the then 9 Billion people will live in them.

* As the more severe predictions of climate change over the last 25 years are simply not happening, it makes no sense to deploy the more costly options for renewable energy.

* Abandoned infrastructure projects (such as derelict wind and solar farms in the Mojave desert) remain to have their progenitors mocked for decades.

“I will argue that all the actions taken together until now to reduce our emissions of carbon dioxide will not achieve a serious reduction, and in some cases, they will actually make matters worse….The climate models have now been shown conclusively to be continuing to overheat the earth as 17 years of real world data now show no increase in the globally averaged surface temperature, the original talisman of global warming. The comment that many of the warmest years in the directly recorded history have been in the last decade is not inconsistent with the observed hiatus…A rapid decarbonization is simply impossible over the next 20 years unless the trend of a growing number who succeed to improve their lot is stalled by rich and middle class people downgrading their own standard of living… If we had to feed 9 Billion rather than 1 Billion last time (in the middle of the little ice age), then every tonne of CO2 in the atmosphere will be a help in 2050!”

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/mrs-energy-and-sustainability/article/lessons-from-technology-development-for-energy-and-sustainability/2D40F35844FEFEC37FDC62499DDBD4DC/core-reader

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