Sunday, February 09, 2014
BP Paints a Dark Future For Our Kids and Grandkids
Some, like James Hansen, say we've probably already left it too late. The slightly timid assessment of the IPCC says greenhouse gas emissions must peak no later than 2020, just six years from now, and thereafter decline rapidly if we're to avoid catastrophic or runaway climate change.
British Petroleum, BP, says even the IPCC is dreaming. It ain't gonna happen. The energy giant's Outlook 2035 foresees a 29% increase in CO2 emissions over the next two decades.
BP's dismal forecast is in keeping with the Harper government's report to the United Nations in mid-January predicting that Canadian emissions, far from being cut as the government tells us, will actually soar 38% by 2030.