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NeilT

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Re: UN Climate Agreement - Paris 2015 and beyond
« Reply #1550 on: August 07, 2018, 12:16:31 AM »
we wont be peaking anytime soon.

in fact if you check the stats, we are accelerating.

Going through that list, every single accord ever signed resulted in more acceleration in real terms.

So much for accords on climate change....
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« Reply #1551 on: August 07, 2018, 02:31:25 PM »
Just as a point, did the full report on VAG's reason for rigging the emission tests get reported here?

In short the synopsis was:  "VAG would have had to spend too much money for too long a time to make their engines both compliant and competitive, so they cheated instead".

Not quite the Vorsprung Durch Technik that they put on the TV ads.....

Must be a great comfort to PSA to know that the EU internal market mechanisms work so well...
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« Reply #1552 on: August 14, 2018, 04:32:57 PM »
The study cited in the linked article finds that extensive use of BECCS technology would lead to an increase in carbon in the atmosphere rather than the decrease assumed by many IPCC projections:

Title: "Guest post: Why BECCS might not produce ‘negative’ emissions after all"

https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-why-beccs-might-not-produce-negative-emissions-after-all

Extract: "In our new study, published in Nature Communications, my colleagues and I find that expansion of bioenergy in order to meet the 1.5C limit could cause net losses in carbon from the land surface. Instead, we find that protecting and expanding forests could be more effective options for meeting the Paris Agreement."
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« Reply #1553 on: August 15, 2018, 09:43:48 PM »
Out of the frying pan and into the fire:

Title: "Trump’s E.P.A. Is Just Going to Let “Beautiful, Clean” Coal Plants Regulate Themselves"

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/08/trump-epa-just-going-to-let-beautiful-clean-coal-plants-regulate-themselves#~o

Extract: "The administration is about to unveil a plan allowing planet-destroying plants to opt out of following any rules at all."
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Re: UN Climate Agreement - Paris 2015 and beyond
« Reply #1554 on: Today at 06:05:35 PM »
Airline carbon emissions are the poster child of why modern society remains on a BAU pathway.  The global socio-economic system primarily responds to price pressures, but politicians/regulators do their best to keep prices low in order to stimulate the economy:

Title: "Why our carbon emission policies don't work on air travel"

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-carbon-emission-policies-dont-air.html

Extract: "The cost of air travel has fallen dramatically over the last 25 years."
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