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Rees-Mogg is so full of shit. I saw him recently talking in that lofty manner of his about climate change. The gist was: it’s too late to do anything about it, the IPCC report says what we do now will take thousands of years to take effect & we must adapt like the Dutch to ..
.. rising sea levels. Bullshit.

Here’s a summary of the report & some quotes:…
‘Warming from anthropogenic emissions from the pre-industrial period to the present will persist for centuries to millennia and will continue to cause further long-term changes in the climate system, such as sea level rise, with associated impacts ... but these emissions ..
.. alone are unlikely to cause global warming of 1.5°C ‘

By way of explanation, the report is concerned with the likely effect of an increase of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels between 2030 & 2052. Note the word ‘unlikely’ above.

Further ..
‘Anthropogenic emissions (including greenhouse gases, aerosols and their precursors) up to the present are unlikely to cause further warming of more than 0.5°C over the next two to three decades.’

Once more ’unlikely’.

‘Reaching and sustaining net zero global anthropogenic CO2 emissions and declining net non-CO2 radiative forcing would halt anthropogenic global warming on multi-decadal time scales (high confidence)’

‘Halt’ sounds pretty good to me. Here’s a graph from the report:
I don’t understand the jargon but I do understand the top of the projected wave of possibilities results from Rees-Mogg’s ‘it’s too late so do nothing’ policy while the vastly preferable bottom results from zero net emissions policies, still within our grasp.

Refer to the ..
.. report itself for the delights awaiting us from unchecked warming including: drought, torrential rain, high energy single events, species extinction, loss of the polar ice cap etc. Rising sea levels will threaten island nations & low lying coastal regions. Even the Dutch ..
.. will be struggling.

The question arises: is Rees-Mogg a moron or a liar? This is a man at the heart of the UK govt. He has the ear of a bone-idle prime minister who regards reading anything other than Homer as beneath him. So it’s quite important to know which. I’ll go ..
.. with both I think.

Fossil fuel interests are powerful & pervasive. There are billions still to be made by Russian oligarchs & Gulf royalty. A few groats tossed at a useful idiot like Mogg is a small price to pay to keep the show on the road. Planet Earth will pick up the tab.
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