IPCC Report Drives UN Secretary General Guterres Power-Mad
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres went far beyond the international body’s powers and tried to issue peremptory orders on economic policy to all of its member states after the climate report published on Aug. 9 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Chanage (IPCC). “This is code red for humanity. This report must sound a death knell for coal and fossil fuels before they destroy our planet.” So in his madness it’s code red for the planet, and humanity must be sacrificed by being denied heating, cooling and industrial power.
“Before” in this latest report now seems to be 13 years, by which the use of these fuels must be eliminated in order for warming not to exceed 1.5 degrees C by 2040. The IPCC claims 2 degrees C warming “will be exceeded during the 21st Century without deep emissions cuts in the coming decades.”
As usual, the IPCC pushes “solutions” without the possibility to verify them. In fact, while they call for immediate reduction of emissions on a large scale, they insist that the impact of those deadly measures will be seen in 20-30 years at the earliest!
The IPCC report (Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis) introduces a new “hockey stick curve”, which shows temperature variation of no more than 0.25 degrees C over the past 2,000 years – no Medieval Warming period, no Maunder Minimum any more – followed by 1.1 degrees C warming in roughly the past century; and it apparently claims, with emphasis, that all of this warming is the result of human activity, no other factors have played any role at all. (https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/)
However, the IPCC has a problem: the roadmap towards the net-zero target is blocked by many countries that do not want to give up development and even advanced countries that do not want to give up their coal production.
Indeed, the G20 Energy summit in Naples failed to reach an agreement, with India forwarding a counter-proposal, based on per capita emissions rather than the total national amount. Whereas India and other developing countries have a high total CO₂ emission, their per capita rate of 1.6 tons CO₂ is less than one-third of the world average and definitely lower than the U.S. at 17.6; Canada, 15.7; Australia 14.9; Germany, 10.4; U.K., 8.1; and France, 6.6.
And only 110 countries, 58% of member countries of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), had presented plans for emission reductions, or NDC (“Nationally Determined Contributions”) by the July 30 deadline.
WWF Global Policy Manager for Climate and Energy Fernanda Carvalho complained that the NDCs so far presented “put us on a trajectory towards a 2.4° Celsius global warming, twice the warming we are currently experiencing,” according to environmentalist magazine Rinnovabili.it.
But not only coal consumers, like China, India and South Africa, are objecting to the emission reduction target. Australia, the largest coal producer in the world, is considering opening a new coal mine despite negative court rulings sought by green activists.
And “virtuous” countries such as Spain, which have diligently followed EU climate guidelines, are now suffering from the consequences and have called on Brussels to remedy the disaster. Household energy bills increased 35% over last year in July in Spain, driven by the EU CO2 price increases. The irony is that Spain’s energy mix is composed of 50% of so-called renewables, but peak electricity demand can only be satisfied by conventional suppliers, that have to buy CO2 certificates in order to operate. Green Transition Minister Teresa Ribera has written a letter to the EU asking for measures to stop energy prices from soaring (https://www.ft.com/content/7cf9a7c1a1034923bb5bbad93d32ca39). The Spanish government, however, has done nothing so far, except suggesting housewives iron clothes at 2 a.m.
It does not look good for the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow next November. But do not expect the climate lobby to give up. They have a “Hitler in the bunker” mentality, as the future of their global financial system depends on the Great Reset-Green bubble.