Cancelling your flight plans won’t have the effect climate campaigners suggest: even if all 4.5 billion flights this year were stopped from taking off, and the same happened every year until 2100, temperatures would be reduced by just 0.03°C / 0.054°F.
Even if all flights this year were grounded, and stayed grounded until 2100, temperatures would be reduced by just 0.03°C / 0.054 °F. So let’s focus on what will matter, namely innovations that can bring industrial polluters like India and China along.
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"Even if all 4.5 billion flights this year were stopped from taking off, and the same happened every year until 2100, temperatures would be reduced by just 0.054 degrees, using mainstream climate models."
The solution to climate change cannot be found in personal changes in the homes of the middle classes.
.: "The solution to climate change cannot be found in personal changes in the homes of the middle class."
"Even if all 4.5 billion flights this year were stopped from taking off, and the same happened every year until 2100, temperatures would be reduced by just 0.054 degrees, using mainstream climate models."
"Globally, there are just 5 million fully electric cars on the road. Even if this climbs massively to 130 million in 11 years, the International Energy Agency finds CO₂ equivalent emissions would be reduced by a mere 0.4 percent globally."
"Indeed, if every single rich country stopped all CO₂ emissions for the rest of the century—no plane trips, no meat, no gasoline-powered cars, no heating or cooling with fossil fuels—the difference would be just 0.72°F by end-of-century."
"The starvation catastrophes in developing nations in the 1960s to ’80s weren’t fixed by asking people to consume less food but through the Green Revolution in which innovation developed higher-yielding varieties that produced more plentiful food."
Climate change activists are focused on all the wrong solutions
Globally, there are just 5 million fully electric cars on the road. Even if this climbs massively to 130 million in 11 years, the finds CO₂ equivalent emissions would be reduced by a mere 0.4% globally. Learn more in my latest for
"Globally, there are just 5 million fully electric cars on the road. Even if this climbs massively to 130 million in 11 years, the International Energy Agency finds CO₂ equivalent emissions would be reduced by a mere 0.4 percent globally."
Individual actions won’t make a substantial difference to our planet, and such demands divert attention away from the solutions that are needed. Learn why in my latest for the : #climatechange #globalwarming
Put simply: The solution to climate change cannot be found in personal changes in the homes of the middle classes of rich countries. Learn more in my latest for the :
Climate change activists are focused on all the wrong solutions
"Solving climate change, in fact, requires getting China, India and all the other developing countries on board to cut emissions. But of course, their goal is to lift their populations out of poverty with cheap and reliable energy. How do we square that?"