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Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:14 pm

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C40 Cities: urban consumption-based emissions must be cut by 50% by 2030, 66% for high-income areas; buildings, food, transport, clothing, electronics, appliances, aviation
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/0 ... 6-c40.html
A report released by C40 Cities finds that consumption-based emissions from nearly 100 of the world’s big cities already represent 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Without urgent action, those emissions are projected to nearly double by 2050.

The new research, The Future of Urban Consumption in a 1.5°C World, was produced in partnership with Arup and the University of Leeds, and cautions that urban consumption-based emissions must be cut by at least 50% by 2030 in order to maintain the possibility of keeping global temperature rise below 1.5°C.

When combined with firm city efforts to reduce local emissions, this would allow cities to deliver 35% of the emission savings needed to put them on a path to 1.5 °C, according to the report.

High income areas, which generate the bulk of emissions, need to cut their emissions much faster—two-thirds by 2030. The research suggests that if nations, business, cities and citizens take ambitious climate action over the next 10 years, cities will be on track to reduce their emissions in line with a 1.5°C world.

Twenty-seven C40 cities have already peaked their production emissions—those emitted locally. However, the C40 network represents one-quarter of the global economy, and 85% of the emissions associated with goods and services consumed within their boundaries are imported from elsewhere.

The place to start is with those who consume the most, the report says. To reach the reductions needed, high-income urban areas must reduce the climate impact of consumption by two-thirds within the next decade, while rapidly developing economies must adopt sustainable consumption patterns as they continue to grow.

The report explores six sectors where the world’s cities can take rapid action to address consumption-based emissions: food, construction, clothing, vehicles, aviation, and electronics. There is significant potential to cut consumption-based emissions in these sectors. . . .
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Re: GCC: C40 Cities: urban consumption-based emissions must be cut by 50% by 2030, 66% for high-income areas; buildings,

Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:30 pm

That article and anyone who proposes or believes that anyone can reduce emissions by 60% has been drinking too many jugs of paint thinner.

The path to improving the environment is a slow process that will happen in an organic (HAHA) way. Not by the government or anyone trying to control our citizens with their idea of what Utopia should be... More Later.

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Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:40 pm

powersurge wrote:That article and anyone who proposes or believes that anyone can reduce emissions by 60% has been drinking too many jugs of paint thinner.

The path to improving the environment is a slow process that will happen in an organic (HAHA) way. Not by the government or anyone trying to control our citizens with their idea of what Utopia should be... More Later.
My idea of a Utopia isn't very specific, but I don't want rivers that catch fire in it. I am OK with the government stopping people from dumping random trash, oil, tar, chemicals and such into rivers.
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Re: GCC: C40 Cities: urban consumption-based emissions must be cut by 50% by 2030, 66% for high-income areas; buildings,

Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:38 pm

powersurge wrote:That article and anyone who proposes or believes that anyone can reduce emissions by 60% has been drinking too many jugs of paint thinner.

The path to improving the environment is a slow process that will happen in an organic (HAHA) way. Not by the government or anyone trying to control our citizens with their idea of what Utopia should be... More Later.
Exactly. Drinking or huffing, maybe both.
The large majority of voters refuse to pay more than $10 per month to fix climate change.
For some one to reduce CO2 emissions 60% is going to take a lot more than driving an electric car and pretending like your shit doesn't stink. Doing so will cost a lot more than $10 a month.
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Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:17 am

Oilpan4 wrote: The large majority of voters refuse to pay more than $10 per month to fix climate change.
The cost of "unfixed**" climate change is WAYYYY more than $10 a month. At some point the trumpers and repukes will catch on.

Speaking of AGW denialists and the 'AGW is a hoax' contingent, I'm waiting for you to post your opinion of the earth's climate sensitivity to a doubling of atmospheric CO2 from 280 to 560 ppm.

** itself a statement of ignorance. There is no "fix." There is less severe and more severe.
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Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:31 am

Let's say I'm convinced.
Now change the minds of around 20% of the 68% of voters who refuse to pay more than $10 per month to fix global warming.
Turns out the enthusiasm really drops off when it's time to open wallets.
Not wanting to pay $10 a month to fix global warming tells us most people are not that worried about it and it's not that high on their priority list.

Are you saying 68% of voters are republican?

What do I think about the atmospheric CO2 doubling?
Like the vast majority of registered voters I am not concerned enough to want to give up $10 per month to fix it.
I hope the planet continues to warm.
How's that AGW denial?
I would pay the $10 a month if that meant that I never had to hear about it again for that reason alone.
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Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:40 am

Oilpan4 wrote:Now change the minds of around 20% of the 68% of voters who refuse to pay more than $10 per month to fix global warming.
Might need the PIG to convince them.
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Re: GCC: C40 Cities: urban consumption-based emissions must be cut by 50% by 2030, 66% for high-income areas; buildings,

Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:00 am

Oilpan4 wrote:
powersurge wrote:That article and anyone who proposes or believes that anyone can reduce emissions by 60% has been drinking too many jugs of paint thinner.

The path to improving the environment is a slow process that will happen in an organic (HAHA) way. Not by the government or anyone trying to control our citizens with their idea of what Utopia should be... More Later.
Exactly. Drinking or huffing, maybe both.
The large majority of voters refuse to pay more than $10 per month to fix climate change.
For some one to reduce CO2 emissions 60% is going to take a lot more than driving an electric car and pretending like your shit doesn't stink. Doing so will cost a lot more than $10 a month.
There are things government can do, but demanding "X% reduction by 20XX" is mostly mental masturbation. The most effective role for government in these matters is vigorously fostering research to improve clean technology such that it becomes the most effective choice, instead of a forced choice.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:14 am

Nubo wrote:
Oilpan4 wrote:
powersurge wrote:That article and anyone who proposes or believes that anyone can reduce emissions by 60% has been drinking too many jugs of paint thinner.

The path to improving the environment is a slow process that will happen in an organic (HAHA) way. Not by the government or anyone trying to control our citizens with their idea of what Utopia should be... More Later.
Exactly. Drinking or huffing, maybe both.
The large majority of voters refuse to pay more than $10 per month to fix climate change.
For some one to reduce CO2 emissions 60% is going to take a lot more than driving an electric car and pretending like your shit doesn't stink. Doing so will cost a lot more than $10 a month.
There are things government can do, but demanding "X% reduction by 20XX" is mostly mental masturbation. The most effective role for government in these matters is vigorously fostering research to improve clean technology such that it becomes the most effective choice, instead of a forced choice.
That sounds reasonable to me.
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Re: GCC: C40 Cities: urban consumption-based emissions must be cut by 50% by 2030, 66% for high-income areas; buildings,

Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:44 am

Oilpan4 wrote: What do I think about the atmospheric CO2 doubling?
Like the vast majority of registered voters I am not concerned enough to want to give up $10 per month to fix it.
That is not what I asked. Provide a number (or range with confidence interval) for the climate sensitivity for that doubling.

Do you understand the question ?
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