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A Green New Deal for cars would be easier than you think

Via The Week / January 2019


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report last year stating that the world is quickly running out of time to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, the level widely agreed to be the conservative, safety-first goal to prevent serious climate harms. To get there, the world would have to cut current emissions by 45 percent by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050.

That sounds preposterously unlikely. Even 2 degrees of warming — which would be much worse than 1.5 degrees — would be nearly impossible to hit at this point (if we set aside hugely risky geoengineering schemes or untested carbon capture industries).... before we give in to despair, we should remember that the technology to address climate change is barreling along at high speed. The largest source of U.S. carbon emissions is transportation, and a Green New Deal for motor vehicles would be quite straightforward...

(2018) https://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Green_New_Deal

Special Intergovernmental Report / Global Warming of 1.5 ºC

October 2018




(Summary-PDF) https://report.ipcc.ch/sr15/pdf/sr15_spm_final.pdf

(2014) https://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/IPCC_Report_Nov_2014


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