With the climate talks in Paris now over, the world has set itself a serious goal: limit temperature rise to 1.5C. Or failing that, 2C. Hitting those targets is absolutely necessary: even the one-degree rise that we’ve already seen is wreaking havoc on everything from ice caps to ocean chemistry. But meeting it won’t be easy, given that we’re currently on track for between 4C and 5C.
We are not on track for 4 or 5 oC. Nowhere near.
That is, in fact, the outcome that we know isn’t going to happen.
To get to that figure we would have to be following RCP 8.5, or perhaps A1FI from the earlier models. Both of which require that we use ever more coal. Not just more coal to provide more energy as the economy grows, but a greater proportion of coal in our energy mix.
And yet solar is already cost comparable in some parts of the world and will become ever more so into the future. So we won’t therefore be using more coal as solar becomes cheaper than it. Humans just don’t work that way.
What’s worse is that you know this. Thus you’re lying.
At which point, fuck off.