This article shows real leadership. These authors throw politically fashionable carbon gradualism under the bus and embrace reality: we are in a crisis, and we need to get to zero emissions ASAP, through an emergency mobilization. Well done and thank you.
Future development of solar PV arrays need not prioritize production cost over other concerns, advantages, benefits current technology offers. Rooftop solar today offers means to construct the most resilient regional utility grids and the most effective emergency backup power supply. Similarly, EV technology should prioritize R&D toward this rooftop and small scale systems to accommodate both ‘large pack’ BEVs and ‘small pack’ PHEVs before more time and effort is wasted on self-driving autonomous nonsense. “Completely driverless” operation isn’t possible safely nor can it address chaotic traffic nor the economic absurdity of driving, flying, RV living, trucking and shipping goods around the world with no short term nevermind long-term consequences and unintended outcomes.
Your attempts at disinformation–touting a false narrative that coincidentally favors Big Business interests–are diminished by your piss poor spelling.
P.S. If you’re so keen on population reduction–why not volunteer yourself as First Casualty?
i think 95% is optimistic.
Decisions about what to do should be based on understanding of the real situation. Firstly, there is a commitment to use fossil fuels to operate and maintain the existing vast infrastructure. Measures can only slowly reduce that commitment is some cases. They cannot provide a substitute for jet fuel while closing down coal-fired power stations cannot be done quickly . Secondly, so called ‘renewable energy’ systems (solar, wind and hydro) are made of irreplaceable materials and have limited lifetimes so they can serve as a partial replacement for the use of fossil fuels for a time only. Of course, the irrevocable impact of climate change and ocean acidification will also have a major impact on the decisions made by people.