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Irreversible Climate Change Looms Within Five Years

November 10, 2011

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Unless there is a “bold change of policy direction,” the world will lock itself
into an insecure, inefficient and high-carbon energy system, the International
Energy Agency warned at the launch of its 2011 World Energy Outlook today in


“If we do not have an international agreement whose effect is put in place by
2017, then the door will be closed forever,” IEA Chief Economist Fatih Birol
warned today.


“The Fukushima nuclear accident, the turmoil in parts of the Middle East and
North Africa and a sharp rebound in energy demand in 2010 which pushed CO2
emissions to a record high, highlight the urgency and the scale of the
challenge,” van der Hoeven said.

Some key trends are pointing in worrying directions, the agency told reporters today. CO2 emissions have rebounded to a record high, the energy efficiency of global economy worsened for second straight year and spending on oil imports is near record highs.

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Edited to remove one line above and add the following about an unusual storm in Alaska

Hurricane-force storm batters Alaska coast

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  1. December 10, 2011 2:23 am

    Asia is getting rich now and they want all of the same things that the western countries have had in abundance for the last 50 years. Now there are literally billions more at the table than there was before. I:E Energy, energy, enrergy.

    This new wealth is creating a great demand, a demand that is unlike anything seen before in our brief history of Modern Industry and Science.

    Interestingly, China is busy building a Naval Fleet, a fleet that in a few years time will be coming to par with what the kind of weaponary the U.S has. Canada is also spending 35 Billion on a new Naval Fleet.

    Looks like the certain countries are gearing up for something – they are not doing all of this building of War Machinery for fun, especially at a time when western countries like Canada are cutting back on public services due to budget constraints ans shrinking GDP, why is building War Machines so important? 35 Billion on a Naval Fleet..? That’s a lot of bread man….

    Be like a Child and always ask “why”? And please, read The Great Waves of Change

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