Saturday, May 9, 2015

The ivory tower

Some reactions to the result UK parliamentary elections have been to blame those ignorant Britons. It reminded me of the reactions to the article of Oliver Geden that is being discussed here
Perhaps, the inhabitants of the ivory tower should look from time to time out of the window, at the world outside. The hard facts.

Form the International Energy Agency, Key Statistics 2014

 *** Other includes renewables.

But, surely, in the industrialized world the picture must be different:

And it would be surprising if the timing of each one of the Conferences of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, with the next one being held in Paris in November COP 21 (yes, twenty-one), could not be clearly identified in the series of global emissions:

why is the real world so stubborn ?