This year’s annual Energy Information Administration conference started off on a somewhat positive note with a presentation by Dr. John Holdren, the Obama administration director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Holdren was clear in his presentation that the risks of climate change are real and deserve urgent action.
He noted estimates of 15 feet of sea level rise being baked in with warming of only 2 degrees Celsius — a target that clearly will be difficult to meet. He commented on the following slide of predicted Fossil fuel consumption growth as “very striking” and noted that “There really is no time to lose in shrinking emissions.”
This post first appeared on DeSmogBlog | Clearing The PR Pollution That Clouds, please read the originial post: here