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UTCLT - CLIMATE - ULTIMATUM: A MORE SERIOUS APPROACH TO THE CLIMATE THREAT

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Q: How can we avoid that from 2030 e.g. we get heat waves every 2 out of 3 summers as in 2019: failed harvests – food scarcity– huge forest firesheavy economic loss - weaker people dying - political unrest... and emergency measures that claim all money.

A : The dangerously high CO2 content in the air needs to decrease urgently.

 

Q: Are the 'GREEN DEALS' able to decrease the CO2 content in the air ?

A : With the current proposals: NO: NOT NOW, NOT WITHIN 2 YEARS OR 5, 10 YEARS- FOR VARIOUS REASONS:

1. If about 21 billion tons of CO2 are added to the air every year, then the same mass should also be extracted to avoid an increase of CO2% – the main way for extracting is capturing, injecting into depleted oil and gas fields –but the cost per ton is 45 $- extracting 21 G-ton of CO2/yr = almost 1000 billion dollars/yr – in fact this should be a lot more in order to reduce the CO2 content -impossible amounts of course – and that means the CO2 content will continue to rise seriously every year.

2. Reliable statistics indicate that non-OECD countries will emit significantly more CO2 that annihilate all the savings of OECD countries.

3. Oil and natural gas emit 1/2 of all CO2 - electricity, hydrogen cycle, biofuel from energy crops... can't replace all oil - OPEC even foresees 10% more oil consumption –this disturbs all saving plans.

4. The existing renewable forms of energy: hydropower, wind and solar are INSUFFICIENT to make all electricity fossil-free EVERYWHERE.

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