Al Gore: ‘We’re Running Out Of Time’ On Global Warming – Crying Wolf Again – Sigh

Plans include a carbon tax as high as $27,000 per ton by 2100. On October 7, 2018, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the final draft of a Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C, which is intended to galvanize political support for doubling down on the Paris climate accord ahead of a U.N. climate summit this December. The report calls for societal changes that are “unprecedented in terms of scale” in order to limit future global warming to below 1.5 degrees Celsius, the goal of the Paris accord.

This July, GOP lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a resolution opposed to carbon taxes, despite a bill introduced by Rep. Carlos Curbelo to tax carbon dioxide at $23 a ton — nowhere near what the IPCC calls for.

Al Gore: ‘We’re Running Out Of Time’ On Global Warming - Crying Wolf Again - Sigh
Al Gore’s beachfront home will be swallowed it up by the rising ocean any minute now. …Any minute now.

According to the Daily Caller, Oct. 8, 2018, the IPCC Special Report claims that to keep future global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced to 45% of 2010 levels by 2030, that is, in less than 12 years; and 100% reduction by 2050.

To achieve those goals, the world would have to largely abandon its use of coal for electricity, and use more solar and wind power. The report says the costs of such a transition would be high, and options could include a carbon tax as high as $27,000 per ton by 2100.

The IPCC Special Report is collectively authored by 26 climate scientists from 16 countries, including two from the United States (Drew Shindell and William Solecki). According to the report:

4.1 There is very high likelihood that under current emission trajectories and current national pledges the Earth will warm globally more than 1.5°C above preindustrial levels, causing associated risks. The nationally determined contributions submitted under the Paris Agreement will result, in aggregate, in global greenhouse emissions in 2030 which are higher than those in scenarios compatible with limiting global warming to 1.5°C by 2100. More ambitious pledges would imply higher mitigation costs in the short-term, albeit offset by a variety of co-benefits, but would lower both mitigation and adaptation costs in the long-term….
4.4 Limiting global warming of 1.5°C implies the need for transformational adaptation and mitigation, behaviour change, and multi-level governance….
A broad portfolio of different mitigation policy options, including carbon pricing mechanisms and regulation, would be necessary in 1.5°C pathways to achieve the most cost-effective emissions reductions…. Reduction in energy demand can also be achieved through behaviour change….
Policy instruments, both price and non-price, are needed to accelerate the deployment of carbon-neutral technologies. Evidence and theory suggests that some form of carbon pricing can be necessary.

In order to effectively keep future warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, the IPCC says carbon taxes would need to range from $135 to $5,500 per ton in 2030, $245 to $13,000 per ton in 2050, $420 to $17,000 per ton in 2070 and $690 to $27,000 per ton in 2100.

Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller translates for us what a carbon tax of $27,000 per ton by the year 2100 means:

For Americans, that’s the same as a $240 per gallon tax on gasoline in the year 2100, should such a recommendation be adopted. In 2030, the report says a carbon tax would need to be as high as $5,500 — that’s equivalent to a $49 per gallon gas tax.

The Democrat Party had called for a price on carbon dioxide in their 2016 party platform, but they haven’t made much effort on that front since the failure of cap-and-trade legislation in 2010.

This July, GOP lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a resolution opposed to carbon taxes, despite a bill introduced by Rep. Carlos Curbelo to tax carbon dioxide at $23 a ton — nowhere near what the IPCC calls for.

See “Why President Trump got U.S. out of bad-for-America Paris Climate Accord“.

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4 thoughts on “Al Gore: ‘We’re Running Out Of Time’ On Global Warming – Crying Wolf Again – Sigh

  1. Bill Clinton and this creep jumped right on this Rockefeller Platform of Climate Change , George H W Bush saw this Regionalist Economic benefit for the filthy wealthy as a tool for Global Power , and to Hell with America and it’s Citizens ! These Traitorist bunch of scum bags should be swinging in the breeze and Manhattan should have been nuked into ashes from the Bay of Pigs ! Myself and anyone reading this will not live long enough to see this scandal seize to exist , it’s massive and millions are involved ! but it will come to light for all .

  2. I’m one of the “commies” that wants to change the economic system. The Changing climate is probably associated with Geoengineering warming and needs to be discussed. The deliberate warming of the Arctic to allow for shipping needs to be examined. Is the tundra melting? It is difficult to know what to believe. Your political stance aligning with capitalism makes this article suspect.

  3. The scientist who first started the theory of global warming later on said he doubts it was true. By then the ideal was picked up by globalist and they are running with it to the bank. Earth has always had temperature changes, it is normal. The sun is what causes weather changes. they will probably find a way to tax people for that to. This is a total scam to rob hard working people of their wealth. It also creates a global government that is the socialist dream of a New World Order. No thanks. Wish people would do research on this matter.

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