People Who Use Vast Amounts Of Fossil Fuels Pledge To Phase Out Fossil Fuels By End Of Century

And once they were done, they jumped in their fossil fueled vehicles surrounded by other fossil fueled protection vehicles. This is beyond bat guano insane, unless they can come up with a viable alternative. It’s pie in the sky, it’s beyond wishful. Perhaps they want the world to go back to whale oil?

(UK Guardian) The G7 leading industrial nations have agreed to cut greenhouse gases by phasing out the use of fossil fuels by the end of the century, the German chancellor,Angela Merkel, has announced, in a move hailed as historic by some environmental campaigners.

On the final day of talks in a Bavarian castle, Merkel said the leaders had committed themselves to the need to “decarbonise the global economy in the course of this century”. They also agreed on a global target for limiting the rise in average global temperatures to a maximum of 2C over pre-industrial levels.

What countries participated? Germany, Britain, France, the US, Canada, Japan and Italy. Merkel can simply jump in a fossil fueled vehicle to drive home, along with her surely large entourage. The leaders of France and Italy could take fossil fueled vehicles for the drive home (along with all their entourages), but, instead, they will take fossil fueled vehicles to the airport for a fossil fueled flight. The rest have no choice but to take FF vehicles to the airports to board their FF airplanes for FF flights back home. Obama will then take a FF helicopter back to the White House.

It would be nice to replace fossil fuels with something cleaner, in terms of real environmental issues, as opposed to the ginned up “carbon pollution”. How? That’s the part that is utterly missing from these members of the Cult Of Climastrology. The 1st World is set up for fossil fueled transportation. Even the 3rd world uses lots of fossil fueled travel. There are no viable alternatives to fossil fuels for transportation at this time. Nothing. What of the production of a good chunk of goods, which use plastic? So many other products require fossil fuels. Foams, rubber, synthetics, etc and so on. Fossil fuels are probably involved in 90% of everything. The majority of mankind’s infrastructure relies on fossil fuels. Will we go back to horse and buggy and sailing ships? No air transportation?

Samantha Smith, a climate campaigner for the World Wildlife Fund, said: “There is only one way to meet the goals they agreed: get out of fossil fuels as soon as possible.”

The 350.org campaign group put out a direct challenge to Barack Obama to shut down long-term infrastructure projects linked to the fossil fuel industry. “If President Obama wants to live up to the rhetoric we’re seeing out of Germany, he’ll need to start doing everything in his power to keep fossil fuels in the ground. He can begin by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline and ending coal, oil and gas development on public lands,” said May Boeve, the group’s director.

Well, Obama is working hard to knock out FF development on public lands. Fortunately, there are plenty who are drilling on private land. Even if he does reject Keystone XL, Canada is still going to develop the tar sands, and ship it somewhere. One has to wonder if the people who work for 350.org have given up their own use of fossil fuels?

It will be interesting to see if this “end fossil fuels by 2100” mantra grows. It’ll also be interesting to see if the people who are pushing it remove fossil fuels from their own lives. We all know they won’t.

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