26 Nov '11, 6am

As Dangerous Climate Change Looks Increasingly Assured, What Does Environmentalism Do?

As Dangerous Climate Change Looks Increasingly Assured, What Does Environmentalism Do?

We're supposed to be cheery, can-do sorts of people around here in the modern green movement. Optimistic that our environmental problems, our energy problems can be solved. Nay, will be solved. We have solutions at our fingertips -- countless reports show how we have enough technology now to stop climate change, for example, and present different scenarios how it is possible to have an all-renewable or nearly-all-renewable energy supply, and soon. But as two recent reports, one by the International Energy Agency and one by Bloomberg New Energy Finance , clearly show we're clearly not utilizing those solutions. We've got just five years to move away from fossil fuels or dangerous climate change becomes inevitable, one says. We will have used up our "carbon budget" by building more fossil fuel power plants and it will be nigh impossible to keep greenhouse gas emissions low e...

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