"There is an acknowledgment that there IS Climate Change in the Congress, but just not that it is man made." That is progress from flat deniel, said the World Bank President in his address to Georgetown on Climate Change as part of the Global Initiatives symposia series Georgetown is collaborating with the World Bank. The work continues.
Here are his solutions in a nutshell:
1. Put a price on Carbon.
2. Remove Fossil Fuel subsidies, accelerate efficiency and recoverable uses.
3. Build low carbon cities (infastructure)
4. Develop Climate Smart Agriculture.
There is no denying that climate change devastates poorer countries worse than developed ones and that you cannot care about poor people without caring about Climate Change.
Decoupling economic growth from Carbon Emissions should be a real objective.
Access to energy should not be dependent on carbon emissions. We can do this in a more climate smart way. A Carbon Price forces you to be smart.
The World Bank President (former President of Dartmouth) is brilliant, down to earth, incredibly
well informed, and someone whom anyone who cares about energy policy should listen to.
The insistent visionaries like Al Gore and the Prince of Wales in Harmony harping have proved prophetic. Climate change is here. Flat-earthers and carbon belching industrialists who are modern day robber barons robbing the future of sustainable life try in vain to recruit delusional proxies.
The World Bank President and Georgetown's President Jack DeGoia help lead the charge to a world where everyone can breath easy in clean air, peaceful with adequate resources for all.