Innovation to Stanch Climate Change Sputters - The New York Times
In the race to develop #technologies to slow climate change, the world is off track.
That’s the latest assessment from the International Energy Agency, which presented a bleak outlook ahead of the planned climate summit meeting in Paris this December, where countries rich and poor are hoping to agree on a strategy to slow global warming.
Even under the more optimistic assessments of humanity’s technological capabilities, limiting the atmosphere’s warming to two degrees Celsius above the average in the preindustrial era — considered by many scientists to be a tipping point toward climatic upheaval — seems to be slipping out of reach.
Perhaps most critically, the world’s collective effort to reshape energy infrastructure seems to be losing steam. In 2014, global investments in renewable energy declined for the fourth year in a row, to under $250 billion.
The United States, the most technologically proficient nation on earth, could be expected to take the lead in developing new energy alternatives. It isn’t.
Technologie malheureusement de plus en plus orientée vers la #destruction.