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I can’t take any more fact-free hysteria. My eyes are bleeding at the nonsense being written about blast furnace heat coming to Persia or how the economy will be crippled by warming. I’m especially tired of reading nonsense based on RCP 8.5, used as a prediction when it is not.
So it is with great relief that I found a report from UCLA on 10 solutions to put the brakes on our emissions of greenhouse gases.
The report is titled ‘Bending the Curve.’ The solutions seem very similar to those advocated by EcoModernists and those advocating Fast Mitigation actions. But these are endorsed by Jerry Brown and Janet Napolitano (remember her?)
As reported by the UCLA newsroom, “Some of the report’s solutions include:
- Immediately targeting short-lived climate pollutants, including methane, black carbon, hydrofluorocarbons, and ozone, which are all powerful contributors to global warming. Unlike carbon dioxide, emissions of these pollutants can be cut back quickly, slowing warming in the near term, averting extreme climatic events.
- Scaling up the technology we already have by providing more economic incentives for using things like solar and wind power, electric vehicles and efficient lighting.
- Focusing on communication from a variety of leaders, including religious and community leaders, to encourage fundamental changes in attitudes and behaviors.
- Reducing emissions from the wealthiest, who contribute roughly 60 percent of the climate pollution, while promoting clean energy solutions for the poorest three billion people, and providing more support for those who also live in and manage many of the great forests and other ecosystems that capture and store carbon.”
Given that the Klimate Kultists call Ecomodernists, Fast Mitigationists and The Breakthrough Institute deniers, delayers, mitigation skeptics, luckwarmers and far worse for such proposals, I wonder how they’ll react to similar proposals with the imprimatur of Jerry Brown?
One thing they are sure to say is that it isn’t enough. To forestall any such nonsense here at least, let me state the obvious. Of course it isn’t and nobody is saying it is. It’s a start. If Klimate Kultists don’t try and hamstring it right out of the gate, it could be a good start.
But let the gnashing of teeth and wailing begin. The Kultists won’t be satisfied ever. Most certainly they won’t be satisfied until a top-down emission control scheme is mandated worldwide. However, since I don’t like them and I know they will never get such a scheme, it just makes me smile.
Hooray for the UCLA Bruins!