Governments failing to avert catastrophic climate change, IEA warns: Ministers attending clean energy summit in London to be gravely warned about continuing global addiction to fossil fuels @Guardian
Governments are falling badly behind on low-carbon energy, putting carbon reduction targets out of reach and pushing the world to the brink of catastrophic climate change, the world’s leading independent energy authority will warn on Wednesday.
”The world’s energy system is being pushed to breaking point,” Maria van der Hoeven, executive director of theInternational Energy Agency, writes in today’s Guardian. “Our addiction to fossil fuels grows stronger each year. Many clean energy technologies are available but they are not being deployed quickly enough to avert potentially disastrous consequences.”
On current form, she warns, the world is on track for warming of 6C by the end of the century – a level that would create catastrophe, wiping out agriculture in many areas and rendering swathes of the globe uninhabitable, as well as raising sea levels and causing mass migration, according to scientists. (…)