UN Secretary General claims use of fossil fuels will lead to ‘mutually assured destruction’

Posted: March 25, 2022 by oldbrew in alarmism, climate, Emissions, Energy, propaganda, Psychobabble
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Coal-hungry China [image credit: democraticunderground.com]

More doom-laden propaganda, pretending climate theories are facts and so on.
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The UN Secretary General says the rush to use fossil fuels because of the war in Ukraine is “madness” and threatens global climate targets.

The invasion of Ukraine has seen rapid rises in the prices of coal, oil and gas as countries scramble to replace Russian sources, says BBC News.

But Antonio Guterres warns that these short-term measures might “close the window” on the Paris climate goals.

He also calls on countries, including China, to fully phase out coal by 2040.

In his first major speech on climate and energy since COP26, Mr Guterres makes no bones about the fact that the limited progress achieved in Glasgow is insufficient to ward off dangerous climate change. [Talkshop comment: but it’s not a ‘fact’ at all].

Scientists believe that keeping the rise in global temperatures under 1.5C this century is crucial to limiting the scale of damage from global warming.

To keep that threshold alive, carbon output needs to be cut in half by the end of this decade. Instead, as Mr Guterres points out, emissions are set to rise by 14%.

“The problem was not solved in Glasgow,” Mr Guterres says, in a speech delivered at the Economist Sustainability Summit.

“In fact, the problem is getting worse.”

The war in Ukraine threatens to make that situation even more problematic, he says.

Continued here.

  1. Jamie Spry says:

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:

    Like the entire #UkraineRussianWar isn’t a result of the indolent West’s capitulation to UNreliable ‘green’ energy ideology and it’s, subsequent, TOTAL dependence on Russian fossil-fuels!

    Cognitive dissonance on steroids.

    Though, completely unsurprising.

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  3. oldbrew says:

    China’s new energy policy…

    The mantra is now an “orderly” energy transition. Accounting rules have been changed to allow more fossil fuels to be burned. The energy intensity target for this year has been dropped. The new policy is being called “smart decarbonisation”: it is a euphemism for coal. [bold added]


  4. Craig King says:

    The translation is “We have been exposed as scam artists and are now in a panic”.

  5. ilma630 says:

    “Antonio Guterres warns that these short-term measures might “close the window” on the Paris climate goals.”. GOOD!

  6. Gamecock says:

    “UN Secretary General claims use of fossil fuels will lead to ‘mutually assured destruction’”

    His goal is the destruction of the West. Only the West is playing the Climate Game™.

  7. oldbrew says:

    UN Sec Gen may choke on this…

    EU signs US gas deal to curb reliance on Russia
    Published 29 minutes ago

    The eventual aim is for the US and international partners to provide about 50 billion cubic metres per year to the EU.

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    A lot of that gas will be due to fracking ✅
    = = =
    Or he may choke on this…

    Oil Will Still Dominate The U.S. Energy Market In 2050
    Mar 24, 2022

    While the energy transition is undoubtedly underway, the EIA believes oil and gas will continue to dominate the U.S. energy mix in 2050 as population and economic growth boost energy demand.
    . . .
    These estimates show that oil and gas are not going away anywhere soon and that America, and the world, will still need them in the long term despite the surge in wind and solar power, the rise of electric vehicles (EVs), and battery storage build-outs.
    . . .
    This month, Tesla raised its prices for the second time in less than a week.

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    Not exactly a ‘transition’ then? And EV material costs are shooting up.

    despite the surge in wind and solar power – part-time, unreliable…are the UN and the rest of the climate miserablists getting it yet?

  8. Gamecock says:

    ‘President Joe Biden vowed last year to replace the almost 650,000-strong federal vehicle fleet with electric cars as part of his climate agenda.’

    ‘Despite favorable Administration policies toward greener transportation and clean energy, growth could slow in the near term due to skyrocketing prices of the key metals used in battery manufacturing.’

    Nah. Cost is no object when you are spending other people’s money. Biden won’t be spending his or Hunter’s money.

    The EV car market could get velly intellesting if the Feds buy up all the available cars.

  9. oldbrew says:

    The invasion of Ukraine has seen rapid rises in the prices of coal, oil and gas as countries scramble to replace Russian sources, says BBC News.
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    Yes, but UK energy firms were already going bust in 2021 due to wholesale gas prices shooting up at a great rate, well before the Ukraine disaster.


  10. oldbrew says:

    Assured destruction of the UK electricity grid without gas…

  11. oldbrew says:

    EU leaders to debate ‘contagion effect’ of gas prices on electricity
    24 Mar 2022

    Energy prices are at historic highs in Europe and are a concern for countries like Spain, which has seen mass protests and strikes in reaction to soaring fuel prices.

    In a letter to the European Commission last month, Madrid called on the EU executive to adopt “structural solutions” to break the linkage between electricity prices and the soaring cost of gas, which is fuelled by Russian aggression in Ukraine.

    France, which currently holds the six-month rotating EU Council presidency, has also called for reform, saying it is “absurd” that the price of electricity is determined by fossil fuels like gas, which are not used for power generation in France.

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    They obviously need more ‘cheap’ unreliable wind turbines 😆

    What other ‘structural solutions’ have they got up their sleeves?

  12. Chaswarnertoo says:

    What an utter twazzock.

  13. stpaulchuck says:

    my Brit friends have an appropriate tag for stuff and nonsense like this – a load of codswallop

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