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Having evaluated the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Climate Change
2014 Synthesis Report Approved Summary for Policymakers, Third National Climate
Assessment: Climate Change Impacts in the United States and the International
Energy Agency World Energy Outlook 2014 the decision is to keep the Doomsday
Clock unchanged. The editorial examining these documents is in the Editorial
Section- 2 Fast 2 Furious- editorial date November 22, 2014.
CLIMATE CHANGE DOOMSDAY CLOCK
We cannot afford to delay further action to tackle climate change if the long-term target of limiting the global
average temperature increase to 2°C, as analysed in the 450 Scenario, is to be achieved at reasonable cost. In the
New Policies Scenario, the world is on a trajectory that results in a level of emissions consistent with a long-term
average temperature increase of more than 3.5°C. Without these new policies, we are on an even more dangerous track
for a temperature increase of 6°C or more.
World Energy Outlook - Executive Summary
Steps in the right direction, but the door to 2°C is closing.
Four-fifths of the total energy-related CO2 emissions permissible by 2035 in the 450 Scenario are already “locked-in”
by our existing capital stock (power plants, buildings, factories, etc.). If stringent new action is not forthcoming
by 2017, the energy-related infrastructure then in place will generate all the CO2 emissions allowed in the 450 Scenario
up to 2035, leaving no room for additional power plants, factories and other infrastructure unless they are zero-carbon,
which would be extremely costly.
Delaying action is a false economy: for every $1 of investment avoided in the power sector before 2020 an additional
$4.3 would need to be spent after 2020 to compensate for the increased emissions.
Source, World Energy Outlook 2011 Executive Summary Page 2
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