Good article from the Guardian.
Sadly, it's only after a long disquisition on how we must invest to
extract ever more oil over the next forty years that they throw in
these chilling paragraphs on global warming and energy efficiency:
> the IEA calls for a dramatic shift towards "greener" energy to
> prevent global warming, saying that, on unchanged policies, the
> average temperature will rise 6°C by the end of the century. That
> is triple the maximum increase sought by the EU in its climate
> change policies.
> It says that, on current trends, greenhouse gas emissions will rise
> by 45% to 41 gigatonnes (Gt) in 2030, with three-quarters of the
> increase coming from China, India and the Middle East as
> urbanisation there grows exponentially.
> In its most ambitious scenario for cutting emissions and limiting
> the global temperature rise to 2°C, it says hundreds of millions of
> homes and businesses will have to change the way they use energy.
> OECD countries will have to cut emissions by 40% from 2006 levels
> by 2030 while emerging economies will have to limit emissions
> growth to 20%.
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