01-12-2019: Paris Climate Accord Implementation

Parties signatory to the Paris Agreement dated December 12, 2015 state the intention to mitigate total global greenhouse gas emissions in the hope of limiting the increase of global average temperature to 2.0°C above pre-industrial levels and to do so without negatively impacting food resources and while attempting to reduce global poverty.  2015 Paris Agreement PDF
In the Agreement’s own words, Article 2 states:

1. This Agreement, in enhancing the implementation of the Convention, including its objective, aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change, in the context of sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty, including by:

(a) Holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, recognizing that this would significantly reduce the risks and impacts of climate change;

(b) Increasing the ability to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change and foster climate resilience and low greenhouse gas emissions development, in a manner that does not threaten food production; and

(c) Making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development.

2. This Agreement will be implemented to reflect equity and the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, in the light of different national circumstances.

In short, environmental calamity via climate change is hoped to be avoided per the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by capping average global temperature increases to 2.0°C and perhaps as little as 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.  Scholarly debate is ongoing as to what time period comprises pre-industrial and therefore what baseline level temperatures might be, but this debate has no impact on our consideration of Paris Climate Accord implementation, nor on the fact that any renewable energy source must be provided with a net positive return on investment basis to be sustainable over time.

The Paris Agreement is organizational in nature, not technical and doesn’t identify or define possible or available technological pathways toward accomplishing its stated objectives.

This leaves Main Street citizens on our own in assuming what Paris Climate Accord implementation means, though saving the planet, protecting food sources and reducing global poverty are stated objectives assumed to be brought about by decreasing greenhouse gases, which in turn, though not stated, demands reducing the use of fossil fuels generally as in say, transportation, as well as reducing fossil fuels employed for generating electricity.  This is to be done while pursuing less harmful alternative energy sources and doing so in a cost effective and equitable manner among involved nations.

To date, the global effort to pursue realistic alternative energy sources is making little visible progress despite significant worldwide funding allocated to the Paris Agreement program.  This is unfortunate as failure to secure cost-effective, dependable alternative energy sources prior to curtailing fossil fuel driven energy generation results directly in a reduction to the global standard of living.  This unintended consequence must be promptly addressed and rectified by the global community of nations or the entire Climate Accord program will fail.  In view of success, one viable alternative energy source not being seriously considered is the virtually unlimited source of thermal energy held deep within our own planet.  Tapping this limitless source of energy can provide our world’s population with all the desired energy we need for a virtually unlimited future time period – if it’s developed?

The most effective and efficient way to harvest earth’s core energy is by geothermally manufacturing supercritical water via a closed, sealed system to generate unlimited quantities of electricity everywhere on our planet.  This can be done cost-effectively and can produce a net positive return on investment, so is sustainable over time.   Supercritical geothermal energy is clean, renewable, sustainable and available every hour of every day for everyone on earth anywhere on earth; and the only environmental emission, should we call it that, is clean H2O.

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