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The report published by the U.N. Environment Program found that while governments have made ambitious pledges to curb greenhouse gas emissions, they are still planning to extract double the amount of fossil fuels in 2030?than what would be consistent with?the 2015 Paris climate accord's goal of keeping the global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius....Net zero policies are 'emperor's new clothes,' academics warnhttps://phys.org/news/2021-10-net-policies-emperor-academics...Dr. James Dyke, Assistant Director of the Global Systems Institute at the University of Exeter, criticized net zero targets as a "great idea in principle" but which "help perpetuate a belief in technological salvation and diminish the sense of urgency surrounding the need to curb emissions now." The excoriating critique is published in "Negotiating Climate Change in Crisis"....In a chapter titled "Why net zero policies do more harm than good," Dr. Dyke and his co-authors Dr. Wolfgang Knorr and Professor Sir Robert Watson argue that the discourse around net zero hinges on deploying potentially dangerous 'fairytale' technologies such as carbon capture...."The argument appears to be that net zero technologies will work because they have to work," they add. "But beyond fine words and glossy brochures there is nothing there. The emperor has no clothes."DB2
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