Nothing Lasts Forever

The latest IPCC synthesis report indicates that humanity should stop burning fossil fuels by 2100. There is, the IPCC states, too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and unless humanity gets a grip we will be into irreversible global warning with a catastrophic rise in global temperatures by two degrees. I have simplified the IPCC statement, and added the twist that most popular reporters place on complicated scientific statements. How much of this simplification is true? Continue reading

Burning forests around the world and burning coal in Washington

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has reported that the growth in greenhouse gas emissions over the past forty years has largely been down to increased use of energy. They mean by energy both power and heat, not just electrical energy. Continue reading