Both the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the G7 countries have now declared their commitment to seemingly dramatic measures. The IEA calls for an end to new coal, oil and natural gas production: this would indeed mean a dramatic end to current machinations for climate disaster exporters like Australia. And the leading industrialized nations G7 want to move away from the financing of foreign coal-fired power plants. However, both circles are cheating.
The IEA shows in the fine print
a completely utopian annual growth rate of up to 24 GW of nuclear power in the period to 2050, and a whopping 7.6 GT of CO2 capture, injection and utilization (CCUS) planned - in comparison: that would be 22.5% of the world emissions in 2020. The G7 also want to continue to promote coal if CCUS is financed
at the same time.
Everybody who reads and knows EUROSOLAR is aware that this is not only technically breathtakingly acrobatic, extremely expensive and to be paid for by the tax payer - will also be extremely dangerous. In plain language: the G7 states and the IEA are willing to put our health and the future of our children at risk with fossil and nuclear energies - in an irresponsible game of existential roulette.
Only by immediately switching to renewable energies
and implementing the other essential measures of our Renewable Earth Decade
demands, there is a chance to reach zero emissions by 2030, and to become climate positive by 2040: to absorb more atmospheric emissions than are emitted. Current CO2 concentrations in the air we breathe are already much too high to make the calls for 'climate neutrality / zero emissions by 2050' seem remotely adequate to stabilize the planet's climate, currently sliding into a hot-house state.
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