Research? The implication of that can only be that the technologies available today are considered inadequate – which of course they are, for various well-known reasons. Energy Voice reports on the queue of entrepreneurs and business leaders hoping for a slice of pie-in-the-sky.
Government and business leaders will pledge billions of pounds to research and develop a technical fix to the planet’s climate woes at high-stakes negotiations in Paris. Clean energy technology is being promoted as the key to fighting global warming at the UN climate summit.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Mr Hollande, the head of the UN climate change agency Christina Figueres, and French Environment Minister Segolene Royal, greeted heads of state and government from around the world as they arrived at the conference centre near the Le Bourget airfield just north of Paris. Afterwards, each leader will give a speech laying out their countries’ efforts to reduce man-made emissions and cope with climate change.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates, US president Barack Obama and French president Francois Hollande will launch a joint initiative today after a diplomatic push in recent weeks ahead of the Paris climate conference. A key goal is to bring down the cost of cleaner energy.
At least 19 governments and 28 leading world investors, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, billionaires George Soros and Saudi Prince Alaweed bin Talal, and Jack Ma of China’s Alibaba, have signed on so far.
“It’s quite a big deal,” said Jennifer Morgan, global climate director for the World Resources Institute. “It brings a new kind of burst of energy into the conference right at the beginning on something very important.”
Same old tosh for climate dreamers to be pacified with.