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Barriers disturbing development of innovative measures for mitigating climate change

Posted by Yoichi Kaya August 19, 2014 President, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)

According to SPM of IPCC AR-5 WG1(1) cumulative (anthropogenic) emissions of CO2 and global mean surface temperature response are approximately linearly related. It indicates that stabilization of the global surface temperature requires almost zero emission of CO2. Considering that more than 85% of primary energy mankind depend upon are fossil fuels, we mankind are required to make drastic efforts for decarbonization in the coming future.

   There are various measures for decarbonization of energy, but we see in most of them barriers seriously disturbing their development and propagation in the society. Let me show you just two examples of this kind.