15 Mar '12, 2pm

Scary, scary stuff from @WillN_BG on latest OECD climate change report

World leaders must take immediate and co-ordinated action, or risk locking the world into a calamitous temperature rise of up to six degrees as demand for energy, food, and water overwhelms the planet. That is the shocking conclusion of a new report published today by the OECD, which projects that without a drastic change in policies the world will be woefully unprepared to support a population cresting the nine billion mark by the middle of the century. FURTHER READING Whisper it, but the EU’s climate strategy is working Poland vetoes EU pathway to deeper emissions cuts Under current policies, the world economy is expected to quadruple by 2050 and consume 80 per cent more energy than today. This is projected to lead to an energy system that sources 85 per cent of its power from fossil fuels and "runaway emissions" 55 per cent that are higher than today, Simon Upton, envir...

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