D e c e m b e r  2 0 1 1 — Volume 19, Issue 12
The GENI-us Letter

International Energy Agency: “Shift or Suffer Dire Consequences”

Dear GENI Friend,

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is the energy arm of the OECD, representing the 34 largest global economies.  Two recent reports offer a sobering account on climate change and its consequences:

Worst ever carbon emissions leave climate on the brink: record rise means 2oC target almost out of reach.

World headed for irreversible climate change in 5 years: if fossil fuel infrastructure is not rapidly changed, the world will ‘lose forever’ the chance to avoid dangerous climate change.”

Fatih Birol, the IEA chief economist said, “I am very worried.  This is the worst news on emissions... the prospect is getting bleaker.”  Professor Lord Stern of the London School of Economics stated “such warming would disrupt the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people across the planet, leading to widespread mass migration and conflict.  That is a risk any sane person would seek to drastically reduce.”

Global installed power generation capacity and additions by technology in the IEA New Policies Scenario
Global installed power generation capacity and additions by technology in the IEA New Policies Scenario. Renewables and nuclear power account for more than half of all the new capacity added worldwide through to 2035

The UN climate chief, Christina Figueres declared “what we are looking at is nothing other than the biggest industrial and energy revolution that has ever been seen.”   Massive action is required.  GENI has written our own op-ed to help ignite this revolution -- and we ask you to share this with all your colleagues, friends and media:    The Climate Change Challenge – Can we turn the Titanic before it’s too late?GENI's 25th Anniversary Seal.jpg

We proudly share this with you, as your financial support makes our work possible.

In partnership for the planet,

Peter Meisen
Peter Meisen


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