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It IS 2019 and monumental sequestration IS already a dire necessity. I recommended 5 and 10 year timelines because that is the minimum likely required to perform the transition. I do not see accomplishing those goals to be either plesant or graual. I just hope they are technically feasible. Outlawing fossil fuel after 2021 would just crash the economy. By 2026 it could be feasible if we have built enough renewable infrastructure. That would be $Trillions of infrastructure in five years.

We have been in the territory that requires massive removal of existing carbon from the ecosphere ever since we failed to act seriously in the 1990s. Meanwhle we still have a denialist federal government under Trump until at least Jan of 2021. IF we get a chance to even try saving the ecosphere we dare not blow it, crash the economy from a massive energy shock and risk a reaction that will surely doom subsequent generations.

We have to go carbon negative as soon as possible and keep right on getting more and more carbon negative as fast as we can. Even then there are no guarantees we will hold warming at even 2C. We have been screwed by denialist and gradualist politics.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Jul 7th, 2019 at 02:58:31 AM EST
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