Climate change is not a technological issue 4


I have been knowing it for years as I read Jean-Marc Jancovici‘s books : current technologies can solve our climate and energy issues. This is corroborated by a joint statement by eleven of the world’s largest engineering organisations.

To Climate Progress : “The technology needed to cut the world’s greenhouse gas emissions by 85% by 2050 already exists”. Such an effort would be needed to get back to 350 ppm, which is considered the safe quantity of CO2 in our atmosphere.

If this isn’t a technological issue, it is a political and a behavioral one. Our representatives around the world are just dragging their feet on the matters and we, the people, aren’t just that motivated either…


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4 thoughts on “Climate change is not a technological issue

  • Olivier J

    “If this isn’t a technological issue, it is a political and a behavioral one. Our representatives around the world are just dragging their feet on the matters and we, the people, aren’t just that motivated either…”

    You’re right: there is a political problem: either we are not motivated (or too afraid?) to change or the leaders we elected do not take our opinions into consideration… in both cases there is a lack of confidence and audacity, which is quite worrying for the future of democracy…

    It reminds me of Stéphane Hessel: “Audacity, that is not consensus”. Let’s get to work: “who dares wins”.

  • Edouard Post author

    I think both are at work here :

    – We are partly either too scared or too indifferent to act. Or the problem will solve by others. ” I am doing enough for the planet ”

    – Our leaders reflect that and some of them get huge amounts of money from some interests so they don’t act. If you are paid NOT to do anything, you ain’t going to move any time soon…

    I really like the ” Who dares wins” Is that from Hessel as well ?

  • Olivier J

    “Who Dares Wins” is not from Stéphane Hessel, but I find it quite complementary to his view on audacity. It is the motto of a British military unit, but it comes from a latin maxim: “fortes fortuna juvat” (fortunes smile on the brave).