EU: “Science Demands” Co2 Emissions Reduction of 95%!

If you thought the current talk of enforced compliance with energy reduction mandates and soaring electricity prices was oppressive, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Especially if you live within the European Union. According to the bureaucrats in charge of EU Climate Change Policy “science tells us” that we have to reduce emissions of Co2 not by 20, 40, or even 60% but by a ludicrous 80-95%. Or else:

Science tells us that all developed countries would need to reduce emissions by 80-95% in order to have a fair chance of keeping global warming below 2°C. If we do not step up climate action, temperatures might increase by as much as 4°C by 2100.

Delegation of the European Union to Mexico. Press Release.

They might do. Then again, they might not. But either way, “science demands” that we do lots of things, apparently. As usual, the onus and the burden will fall on good old John Q. Public. “Energy efficiency” is one area where the bureaucrats are less than pleased and are looking to enforce greater reductions in emissions. So look out for more directives telling you to shower less, turn your lights off at night, etc. Even more swingeing taxes on energy are likely to (supposedly) help this drive to efficiency, which is actually necessary as the EU is sending around three and a half billion euros a year to developing countries where it will be spent on limos and beach houses fighting climate change (stop laughing at the back there).

Anyone else getting sick of the “science tells us” line yet? If they said “selective computer modelling conveniently tells us” at least it would be closer to the truth.

10 responses to “EU: “Science Demands” Co2 Emissions Reduction of 95%!

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  3. bluejohnmarshall

    Unfortunately due to the formation of the Single Currency (Euro), based on political ideology rather than economics, we have countries like Greece who cannot pay back the loans which will lead to the Euro project failing. Meanwhile the EU needs as much money as possible to prop up this failed project so any chance of raising taxes is grabbed in both greedy hands. What these stupid politicians forget is that if they did not spend so much money on renewable energy, non if which provides what was promised or expected, this tax grab would not be needed.

  4. A global reduction of anthropogenic CO2 emissions by 80%-95% is impossible, both politically and technologically. That should end discussion of the EU’s preposterous contentions.

  5. paddylol,

    That something is impossible does not enter into their calculation. They are convinced that it is their function to demand and ours to deliver. Then, if we don’t, they will simply apply more laws, rules, regulations, police force, and the like to make sure we deliver.

    Reason, reality, and logic are irrelevant to them. Only boots, guns, and clubs are thought necessary. I applied in sufficient quantity, they are supposed to result in their highest and most noble fantasies being achieved. They believe that by putting their boots on enough necks they can accomplish anything they wish. Blank out that an individual with a boot on his neck can do nothing but choke.

    That their plan has never worked in all of human history is not their concern. They mean well and they hold that is all the difference it takes to change the result. It is a difference without a distinction. It too will fail and they too will cry “we didn’t mean for THIS to happen.”

  6. Ooops. “I applied” -> “If applied”

  7. Yes, the EU will reduce CO2 by 95% right after they fixup Greece, pay down their debt and make the EU commission answerable to the people of Europe. Not.
    Like your EU-centric website stories – fresh a bit different.
    From down under…

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  9. I wish to make a small correction to the above statement:

    Science FICTION tells us that all developed countries would need to reduce emissions by 80-95% in order to have a fair chance of keeping global warming below 2°C. If we do not step up climate action, temperatures might increase by as much as 4°C by 2100.

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