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Posted in Science on 10th Jul, 2014 01:44 AM by AlexMuller

The world lacks not only the will, but the technology to achieve the deep carbon cuts needed to avert catastrophic climate change, according to a report presented to the United Nations today by leading research institutions in 15 countries. The scientists maintain that limiting global warming to 2° Celsius above pre-industrial levels is still achievable, just barely.

 

It will require an international multi-billion dollar commitment to research, development, demonstration, and diffusion of low-carbon technology. "The deep transformation that is required depends on technology that is not yet operating at scale, and for which scalability is not yet proven," said Jeffrey Sachs, director of Columbia University's Earth Institute and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), which coordinated the report.

 
Involving scientists from 30 institutions in 15 countries that together account for 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, the report is the first global cooperative effort to identify practical pathways to achieving a low-carbon economy 2050, SDSN said.
 
The group considers its work an interim document, which it posted publicly for comment this morning after a briefing for United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. In a statement, Ban praised the effort, saying the report "shows what's possible.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-07-10
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The assessment that further technology development is necessary to tackle global warming is not a surprise - also it is expected to be very costly. Hopefully, commitment from various governments is getting more serious as is the obvious fact that this is a matter of survival
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-07-10
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The big problem facing the climate change actions is that there is a devising rather than unifying argument about the scale and impact. The issue remains a point of shallow debate - what is needed is a strong voice of urgency and action Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-07-10
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The experts advise governments that it will be cheaper overall to cut the greenhouse gas before 2030- One hopes that they take actions- However, many countries appear to lack the will or the ability to cut emissions. Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-07-10
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I agree with the opinion that the climate crisis requires a scientific research effort on the scale of the sequencing of the human genome, the moon shot or the Manhattan Project.
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-07-10
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This report singled out five key areas where major scientific advances are needed to ensure technology was affordable and widely available: carbon capture and storage, energy storage and grid management, advanced nuclear energy, vehicles and advanced biofuels, and so-called "negative" emissions technologies. Major advances are also needed in industrial processes like cement- and steel-making Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-07-10
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The research indicates that commitments for emissions cuts are necessary but alone are insufficient to address the climate crisis. Nations also need to commit to investment in the scientific research that will be needed to carry out any of those pledges. Reply
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