During Cancun COP16 – calls for a return to WWII style rationing

During Cancun COP16 – calls for a return to WWII style rationing“. Anthony Watts loves to suggest that climate scientists want to install a World Government, tell Americans what to do, and make them live in caves. He finds an article in the Telegraph that lets him take this idea out for another ride around the block. Scientists want to start rationing! And Al Gore will be on the gas vouchers! Or something.

Hmmm. Dr. Kevin Anderson wrote an article in a special report by the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society that discusses the ineffectiveness of current Global Warming mitigation efforts, and the options for improving mitigation efforts.

From a mitigation perspective, the gap between the scientific and policy understanding of the challenge needs urgently to be addressed.

Where’s the “rationing”?

One thought on “During Cancun COP16 – calls for a return to WWII style rationing

  1. “During Cancun COP16 – calls for a return to WWII style rationing” (WUWT, Nov 29, 2010)

    SINS OF OMISSIONS I………. Anthony jumps to the juicy bit that a scientist had called for rationing in the developed world, to reduce CO2 emissions.

    He doesn’t mention the reason. He doesn’t mention his, Kevin Anderson’s, paper about the consequenc the potential for a global temperature increase of four degrees and its implications

    http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/369/1934/6.full.pdf

    SINS OF OMISSION II………. Anthony neglects to include the ‘not so much’ from the article he excerpts. He stops just short of it.

    “Prof Anderson insisted that halting growth in the rich world does not necessarily mean a recession or a worse lifestyle, it just means making adjustments in everyday life such as using public transport and wearing a sweater rather than turning on the heating.

    “‘I’m not saying we have to go back to living in caves,’ he said. ‘Our emissions were a lot less ten years ago and we got by OK then.'”

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