Obama’s climate change envoy: fossil fuels will have to stay in the ground

I wonder what all the limousine liberals would actually do. How would the get to UN IPCC meetings in far off vacation spots?

(UK Guardian) The world’s fossil fuels will “obviously” have to stay in the ground in order to solve global warming, Barack Obama’s climate change envoy said on Monday.

In the clearest sign to date the administration sees no long-range future for fossil fuel, the state department climate change envoy, Todd Stern, said the world would have no choice but to forgo developing reserves of oil, coal and gas.

The assertion, a week ahead of United Nations climate negotiations in Lima, will be seen as a further indication of Obama’s commitment to climate action, following an historic US-Chinese deal to curb emissions earlier this month.

I wonder if Todd plans on taking a sailing ship to Lima. Or perhaps he will bike? How will the rest of the attendees get to Lima? Stern actually made the comments while in Australia with Obama. BTW, how did they get to Australia? Will Stern tell Obama to cut back on the fossil fueled travel? Doubtful.

A global deal to fight climate change would necessarily require countries to abandon known reserves of oil, coal and gas, Stern told a forum at the Center for American Progress in Washington.

“It is going to have to be a solution that leaves a lot of fossil fuel assets in the ground,” he said. “We are not going to get rid of fossil fuel overnight but we are not going to solve climate change on the basis of all the fossil fuels that are in the ground are going to have to come out. That’s pretty obvious.”

Do you know what that means? Other Countries, particularly the so-called developing nations, are supposed to forgo the use of fossil fuels. Can’t have 1st world liberals inconvenienced,  you know.

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3 Responses to “Obama’s climate change envoy: fossil fuels will have to stay in the ground”

  1. david7134 says:

    Note, even a sailing ship requires the horrible fossil fuels. The ships ropes are coated in tar. And, if you look closely, we will find that just about everything we touch requires fossil fuels. Remember, these are the stupid people that Gruber was referring to.

  2. Hoss says:

    Time to start investing in steam tanks and engines?

  3. We could always use whale oil, David

    Wait, hold on, Hoss. Steam releases water vapor, which is a bad greenhouse gas (actually, the strongest GHG). We’d have to invest in steam capture programs

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