New IPCC Report Urges Elimination of Carbon Emissions by End of Century

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued another report warning about the serious consequences to the planet that could follow if the world does not take decisive action on cutting greenhouse gas emissions. This report is described as a ‘synthesis report’ which is based on reports published by three Working Groups that have already been published.

The report states that there is at least a 95 per cent level of certainty that human activity is responsible for global warming, rather than natural climate variablity, and states that “warming by the end of the 21st century will bring high risks of severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts globally,” and recommends that energy produced by fossil fuels (which does not include carbon capture and storage) be phased out by the end of this century.

Governments and industry are urged to invest in and implement new carbon-free energy technologies to mitigate the risks of devastation that could result in staying on the current course. Developing of more wind, solar, nuclear, and carbon capture and storage are frequently mentioned as the pathway to a carbon-free future.

There’s no mention of LENR in the report, nor nuclear fusion — which is not so surprising at this point — but I would think that if LENR is shown to be technologically and commercially viable this could be an energy source that could be highly recommended by the IPCC and other such bodies concerned about climate change as a way forward in developing carbon free energy.

The report itself is not especially easy reading. It seems to be something of a compromise document; there are various statements made throughout the document with most statements followed by a description of the the level of confidence, agreement, or evidence among the document’s authors.

There’s lots of news about this report today. For more reaction and summaries see the collection of articles at Google News here.

  • NT

    And the food we eat…

  • GreenWin

    In keeping with my reply to George below, it is interesting to note the radical statement made by Dr. Craig Hogan, Director of Fermilab “If the GEO600 is what I suspect it is, then we are all living in a giant cosmic hologram.” – has been scrubbed from “the internet.” Trying to cover for slips and falls only adds to the piles of evidence that our hologram is flawed. It is sad and rather immature behavior. Are there ANY adults running the show?

    • georgehants

      GreenWin we are very close to 1984, that has been done without a revolution but crept in quietly on carpet slippers.
      In science the thought police are everywhere, attacking any thinking or decent outside of that decreed to be exceptable by those in power.
      They use abuse, ridicule, job security, peer acceptance, etc. amongst many other weapons at their disposal.
      The Internet is the only and last hope for a retained freedom for some.
      How long will that manage to hold out from fatal attack.

      • GreenWin

        LOL! Your a crackpot George so I refuse to look at your evidence! IF 20+ members of the Royal Society tell me it’s okay, I’ll put it under my pillow and see what soaks in.

        GreenWin – the scientist.

        • georgehants

          Ha

  • Julian Becker

    http://www.direktzu.de/kanzlerin/messages/kalte-fusion-validiert-forschungsaufgabe-fuer-die-bam-47493

    The whole article from Merkel`s website. Looks like it is from last year already….

  • Julian Becker

    Not sure if this has been mentioned or seen by someone before, but according to this website: http://www.reiner-bautzen.de/ecat.html Angela Merkel made a comment on Rossi. Although she said there is no reason for the German government to invest in R&D of his technology at the moment, because Rossi does not publish the results.

    I guess this, if genuine, comes from before the publication of the third party report.

    Her quote is at the end of the page in the white frame…

    • georgehants

      Julian, so it seems the whole of science, politics, media, etc etc. are waiting for our Wonderful Mr. Rossi to do everything for them, ha.
      Is this a real World I am living in or is GreenWin’s sim showing itself so clearly that he must be right?

      • GreenWin

        I am FAR from alone in this contention George. Even our most revered government laboratories have confirmed this theory. It is the only one that explains the abject ignorance demonstrated in this game. A game BTW that is severely flawed.

        “If the GEO600 is what I suspect it is, then we are all living in a giant cosmic hologram.” Dr. Craig Hogan, Director of U.S. Dept. of Energy, Fermilab,
        Center for Particle Astrophysics.

        Center for Particle Astrophysics
        Center for Particle Astrophysics

        • GreenWin

          FOUND: Hogan’s quote is back on “the internet!” http://www.mindpowernews.com/Hologram.htm

        • georgehants

          Morning GreenWin, it is certainly very hard to interpret the complete inability of many to follow the most basic logic.
          Most all of science lives happily in a strange World of complete ignorance and apathy always happy to grasp hold of any silly guess put forward to explain reality beyond a steam engine etc.
          They all seem to need a holy priest etc. to hold their hands and tell them what to think and if anybody, like a few of us say, would it not be good to try and think for yourselves, a deadly silence falls or a lame excuse for not doing so.
          Then of course there are those that are programed to react with wild abuse against anybody that threatens to crack their safe little delusional World.
          ———
          Below just one of many reports on the planned and official policy to stop people thinking for themselves.
          Of course every individual will say that has not happened to me, denial no matter how irrational is the built in defense mechanism.
          ———
          Anti-Intellectualism and the “Dumbing Down” of America
          There is a growing anti-intellectual dumbing down of our culture
          http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wired-success/201407/anti-intellectualism-and-the-dumbing-down-america

          • GreenWin

            Thanks George. Keeping the sheeple in the coral is a full time job these days. A few that have escaped are telling others about the abundance that lies beyond the coral. This could topple our fiefdom!

    • Builditnow

      Angela Merkel: Website says her office responded with the following, google translated.

      It gives the appearance of being from Merkel’s office.

      A brief summary is, we will ignore Rossi because he does not publish in a peer rear-view magazine. My question is, will they now pay attention if it gets published in a brave peer reviewed magazine?

      Web page: http://www.direktzu.de/kanzlerin/messages/kalte-fusion-validiert-forschungsaufgabe-fuer-die-bam-47493

      Google translate follows:

      “answer
      commissioned by the Chancellor on 19 August 2013
      Angela Merkel

      Dear Mr. Dosch,

      Thank you for your question, we answer on behalf of the Chancellor.

      To secure our energy supply are of course to explore intensively all new energy sources. Therefore appropriate research institutions pursue on behalf of the federal government new developments, provided they are scientifically meaningful. These include the observations of cold fusion, which have the chemist Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons 1989.. They were, however, not been confirmed by independent third parties.

      Also, research institutions and the Federal Research Ministry know you mentioned the experiment. It is however only been documented in one online portal. In this case, no assessment was held by independent scientists. The article reports on a heat development, there is no evidence of fusion reactions – for example, by measuring the gamma radiation to be expected. For complete information about the structure of the experiment and the measurement results are not available. That would be necessary for validation, that is, for a reproduction of the experiment, as a first step for a scientific confirmation.

      Even Rossi has his results so far not disclosed. Therefore it is not possible to review the details according to the standards of scientific practice. The Federal Government therefore sees no reasonable basis to support the validation of the demonstration experiment with public funds.

      With best regards

      their
      Press and Information Office of the Federal Government”

      The original German follows:
      “Antwort

      im Auftrag der Bundeskanzlerin am 19. August 2013

      Sehr geehrter Herr Dosch,

      vielen Dank für Ihre Frage, die wir im Auftrag der Bundeskanzlerin beantworten.

      Zur Sicherung unserer Energieversorgung sind selbstverständlich alle
      neuen Energiequellen intensiv zu erforschen. Geeignete
      Forschungseinrichtungen verfolgen daher im Auftrag der Bundesregierung
      neue Entwicklungen, sofern sie wissenschaftlich sinnvoll sind. Dazu
      zählen auch die Beobachtungen zur kalten Fusion, die die Chemiker Martin
      Fleischmann und Stanley Pons 1989 beschrieben haben. Sie sind
      allerdings bisher nicht durch unabhängige Dritte bestätigt worden.

      Auch kennen Forschungseinrichtungen und das
      Bundesforschungsministerium das von Ihnen angesprochene Experiment. Es
      ist bislang aber nur in einem Online-Portal dokumentiert. Dabei fand
      keine Begutachtung durch unabhängige Wissenschaftler statt. Der Artikel
      berichtet über eine Wärmeentwicklung, gibt aber keine Hinweise auf
      Fusionsreaktionen – zum Beispiel durch Messung der zu erwartenden
      Gammastrahlung. Vollständige Informationen über den Aufbau des
      Experiments und die Messergebnisse liegen nicht vor. Das wäre für eine
      Validierung, also für eine Reproduktion des Experiments, als erstem
      Schritt für eine wissenschaftliche Bestätigung notwendig.

      Auch Rossi hat seine Ergebnisse bisher nicht offengelegt. Deshalb ist
      eine Überprüfung der Details nach den Maßstäben wissenschaftlicher
      Praxis nicht möglich. Die Bundesregierung sieht daher derzeit keine
      hinreichende Grundlage, um die Validierung des Demonstrationsversuchs
      mit öffentlichen Mitteln zu fördern.

      Mit freundlichen Grüßen

      Ihr

      Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung

  • Christopher Calder

    I just sent a bunch of emails to various IPCC members and to their general email account –

    [email protected]

    Their website with staff pictures and contact information is at

    http://www.ipcc.ch/

    If you have anything to say to them about LENR, this is your chance. I told them that the US Patent Office is arbitrarily blocking all LENR patent applications, which is not a good thing if you wish to replace fossil fuels as soon as possible.

  • Ophelia Rump

    There were equivalent articles and reports 50 years ago suggesting that fossil fuels needed to be eliminated by now.

    • MikeP

      You’re right … the further projections deviate from observations, the more confident they say they are that mankind is causing it all … 🙁

      • Freethinker

        IPCC is more an alibi for a political agenda than it is science. It is like they haven’t understood that we orbit around the Sun and the Sun shining down on us may have an impact on the environment …..

        Be that as it may, it make sense not to pollute the air we breath …

        • Manuel Cruz

          The problem being that CO2 is not pollution.

          • Freethinker

            True, as all things flora needs it. Photosynthesis would have a hard time without it. But there is a balance in all things.

  • gdaigle

    Mr Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the IPCC, said: “To keep a good chance of staying below 2C, and at manageable costs, our emissions should drop by 40 to 70 per cent globally between 2010 and 2050, falling to zero or below by 2100.”

    Can we develop solar, wind and LENR sufficiently by the end of this century to drop it to zero? I hope so, but that would include not only having the vehicles that mine the nickel and transport the raw ore be zero emission powered, but also that the power to process, refine, and manufacture all components to similarly be zero emission powered. For LENR to play a major part to achieve this, it would take all of the efforts of LENR Cars, LENR Cities and others efforts to mainstream applications of LENR. As is often the case, this will be both a struggle for technology transfer and dissemination as well as political engagement.

    I am sure that we are up to the task for developing the technology and transferring it to key industries as pilots, but widespread dissemination will alway encounter political barriers raised to protect established industrial interests. For me, the question is more about how to penetrate those barriers to disencumber progression of a technology that supplants older technologies bolstered by politically engaged economic interests.

  • Alan DeAngelis

    LENR would put an end to the carbon indulgences trade.

  • Gerard McEk

    We all see the urgency to develop LENR as quickly as possible. Whether or not it helps to avoid klimate a catastrophy on earth I do not know, but we can and should try and for many more reasons. If the seas would rise again they can rise as much as 65 meters. This new deludge would flood most of the metropoles on earth, a real disaster!

    • Fortyniner

      With sea levels currently rising at around 1.5 mm per year according to satellite data, that 65 meter rise might take some time. Actually the current measurements are within the envelope of error, so the rate of change is essentially below measurable levels.

      http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrybell/2013/09/24/alarmists-are-in-way-over-their-heads-on-rising-ocean-claims/

      • georgehants

        Evening Peter, 10/15.000 years ago the seas rose by about 100 meters with the end of the last ice-age, of which there has been many more than warm periods, I think.
        Stone-age man must have been farting at a tremendous rate, probably eating all them many mammoths in Siberia that died overnight with undigested food still in their stomach’s. that is still unexplained.
        Now that is climate change.

      • Gerard McEk

        It is trough that it is not easy to measure the sea level. However with the present satellites it becomes increasingly better. Now the sea rises modestly, but when the temperature starts to rise the ice mountains of the south pole and Greenland will start to move. The water layers between ice and rock will enhance this process. Vast amounts of ice will relatively quickly move into the sea and the suddenly the sea level starts to rise more quickly than anyone has thought would be possible. Nobody knows if and when this starts, but if it starts you better move from your flat in New York into the mountains. How to overcome this? A LENR driven freezer should freeze that layer between the rock and the ice and the acute problem is solved. :~)