Bummer: Use Of Fossil Fuels Increases As Date Of Climate Doom Approaches

It’s almost like people want to use abundant, reliable forms of energy, rather than ones which are not ready for primetime and are unreliable

Nations That Vowed to Halt Warming Are Expanding Fossil Fuels, Report Finds

In 2030, if current projections hold, the United States will drill for more oil and gas than at any point in its history. Russia and Saudi Arabia plan to do the same.

They’re among the world’s fossil fuel giants that, together, are on course this decade to produce twice the amount of fossil fuels than a critical global warming threshold allows, according to a United Nations-backed report issued on Wednesday.

The report, which looked at 20 major fossil fuel producing countries, underscores the wide gap between world leaders’ lofty promises to take stronger action on climate change and their nations’ actual production plans.

A problem here is that the NY Times is conflating politicians and such with dictators, believing that leaders are there to force the peasants to do as they say, rather than those politicians being responsive to the voters. Public servants.

This month, leaders are set to gather at a global climate summit in Dubai to discuss how to reduce their planet-warming emissions. But in the face of strong opposition from major fossil fuel producers, climate conferences have so far shied away from discussing a phaseout of fossil fuels.

I don’t have to go through that whole thing about tens of thousands taking fossil fueled trips again, do I?

“We cannot address climate catastrophe without tackling its root cause: fossil fuel dependence,” António Guterres, the United Nations secretary general, said.

“Fossil fuel emissions are already causing climate chaos which is devastating lives and livelihoods,” he said. Yet, “governments are literally doubling down on fossil fuel production.”

Except, in a lot of cases, it is not governments producing, but, private companies.

And over the past decade, governments and businesses have made progress in weaning themselves from fossil fuels by ramping up wind and solar power, for example, and investing in electric vehicle infrastructure.

And most people do not want to be forced to buy an EV.

Yet the report issued on Wednesday, led by researchers at the Stockholm Environment Institute, found that nations of the world plan to keep increasing coal production until 2030, and oil and gas production decades beyond that.

Tell you what: let’s see all these “leaders” only use wind and solar at their own homes. See them only use wind and solar for their government buildings. See them only drive EVs when they travel.

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16 Responses to “Bummer: Use Of Fossil Fuels Increases As Date Of Climate Doom Approaches”

  1. H says:

    The major fossil fuel producing countries are producing more.
    And many of those countries including the largest exporters are continuing to use it to finance terror groups. Is this a problem?
    I think so, do you? Should we be trying to move away from an energy source that funds terror?

    • Jl says:

      Johnny-yes, it’s a problem that Brandon has given over 1 billion dollars to the terrorist group Hamas

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Jill Palilalia,

        You repeat the same phrase over and over and over and over…

        Yet, you refuse to reveal your evidence.

        We get it. Your Lard and Savory, Fat Donnie, does the same thing.

        • Jl says:

          I’ve shown you evidence the other day, and so did drowningpuppies. Sorry your memory isn’t so good.. And no, Trump cut off aid to “Palestine” in 2018. Other than that, you got everything right.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            I meant real evidence, not the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. Trump sent them over $0.4 BILLION!

            Do you agree that Trump gave over $0.4 BILLION to Hamas?? That’s over half a billion in todays dollars!!

  2. Doom and Gloom says:

    Perhaps they are right. Perhaps the world will reach a tipping point because we drill for too much oil and natural gas in order to feed the planet.

    Let us say they are 100 percent right. What does this tipping point represent? In millennia past the world has been much hotter than today and thrived. It has opened up vast new areas on the planet to live.

    At one time Antarctica had palm trees and ferns growing on it. The North Pole was ice-free.

    To reach any of these points of interest will take a million years and not a decade or two as the AGW crowd has you believing. The earth is also has a great ecosystem for sinking CO2. It is not as if the world can’t recover from 600 PPM of Co2 as it has from 1500 PPM in times past.

    The world will keep on rolling. We as a population, on the other hand, will have killed each other many times over long before the world suffers irreparable harm.

    These loons are working for CHINA and just don’t know it. Once China has taken all the POWER away from the USA, Europe, and countries that can fight back they will take it all for themselves and sweep in and overthrow the USA, EUROPE, and whomever while we use our wooden sticks to fend off 7th generation fighter jets and bombers.

    B R I L L I A N T!!!!!!

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      The Earth will survive, just as it did 66 million years ago when a meteor smashed into Mexico killing off the large dinosaurs.

      Humans are hardly a million years old, civilization mostly during the Holocene! The effects of global warming will primarily be on humankind. The Earth will be fine long after humans are gone.

  3. Dana says:

    In which what they say is not what they actually do:

    In 2030, if current projections hold, the United States will drill for more oil and gas than at any point in its history. Russia and Saudi Arabia plan to do the same.

    Oil and natural gas are the backbones of the Soviet Russian and Arabian economies; why would anyone think that they wouldn’t ride those horses for as long as they can. Russia is at least a little bit industrialized, but once oil and gas stop flowing from Saudi Arabia, it becomes the barren sand heap that it has always been.

    As for the US? We need oil and gas, and will for the foreseeable future. Technological development may eventually end the need for oil and gas, but it hasn’t yet, and the pie-in-the-sky promises of politicians won’t keep people’s houses warm of their cars running.

    It’s November 9th, and it was 71.4º F at 6:52 this morning in the beautiful Bluegrass State, and I’m s’posed to be upset about that? Alas! a front is supposed to come through a bit later, and 71º is the forecast high for the day, but who can complain about that in November? https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_bye.gif

    Other than in the Confederacy, the primary heating fuel in this country is not electricity, and the liberal states of the northeast are also cold states, and they love them some natural gas and heating oil, because they need those higher BTU fuels! Here in the Confederacy — and Kentucky never seceded and join the Confederacy, but I’m being a bit loose with the term here — we can get by with a majority of homes being heated with sparktricity because it’s much more difficult to get natural gas to the more rural areas, and our winters are milder. Days in the mid teens and below are unusual even in January, though not entirely unheard of, and even older heat pumps can keep up in our climate.

    SSG Pico’s heat-pump heating system was on its last legs when she bought her house in Lexington, and not only couldn’t really keep up, but since it was running continuously, led to huge electric bills. She modernized, by having a natural gas furnace installed! Of course, having spent 2022 and up until March of this year in Kuwait, she thinks 80º is cold!

    • Professor Hale says:

      We need oil and gas, and will for the foreseeable future…

      Agreed. And “foreseeable future” = 100+ years.

      • Dana says:

        Well, who can say over 100 years? After all, it was only 66 years between the first powered flight and landing men on the moon! But, absent something totally unexpected, it’s going to be long after I have gone to my eternal reward.

  4. Nolan Parker says:

    Petroleum is not from fossils. Dead stuff did not decay and make oil. Every barrel of oil,added up, comes to Cubic Miles of volume. Oil is found below layers of rock, in formations with internal Pressures sufficient to Blow the drilling fluids Out of the well bore. Who believes the earth swallowed up living matter and carried it six Thousand feet down? It either was taken that far Or we are supposed to believe the Dead Stuff decayed and the petroleum dripped down, through the layers of rock and Into formations with internal pressure that would, without carefully creating drilling fluid to balance those pressures, would cause a BlowOut.
    And yes, I have worked on drilling rigs and been there ,watching how it is done. It’s just Another Lie that The People have been fed. In just fifteen years of production we pumped in excess of Two Cubic Miles out of the planet. Adding it All up? Yeah, the math got tiresome doing that.
    Look up Global Oil Production. Do the math.

  5. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Many conservatives know that the Earth is only 6000 to 10,000 years old, hardly enough time for plants, algae and microbes to die, settle and be covered by thousands of meters of sediment and rock!

    The so-called scientists would have you believe that the Earth is 4 billion years old and the oil, gas and coal was formed 65 to 400 million years back.

    The mean life span of humans is about 73 years. It’s hard for we mere humans to comprehend what can happen in 730,000,000 years…

    So where did oil, gas and coal come from? Historian Stephen Colbert has wondered before why Jesus put our oil in the middle East!! Like all the abundance on Earth put here for humans, God put oil, gas, coal, gold, water, oxygen, carbon, silver, platinum, sand, cows, wheat, apples etc for us.

  6. Jl says:

    “The UNRWA was established by the U.N. in 1949 to carry out relief programs for Palestine refugees” Their purpose is only Palestine “refugees” . No doubt all the money goes to schools and hospitals…And where did I say Trump never gave money to that agency? I didn’t.

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