|No one expects
that Kyoto size greenhouse gas reductions will suffice to avoid climate
change. It is just a first step.
|It will be
essential to get the whole world involved. We should anticipate we will
ultimately need to reduce emissions to 25 to 50% of 1990 levels.
|It is very hard
to collect emissions from scattered exhaust pipes and chimneys. You can forget your fossil fuel powered
cars and home heating. Hopefully we will develop the technology to use
electricity and/or hydrogen in its place. Producing electricity and hydrogen
without emissions will be the challenge.
considerations at present suggest nuclear, large hydro, emissions free coal
and wind power will be greatly expanded.
|At least we will
be prepared for the decline of oil