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    STOP "cherry picking climate hope" - Fossil fuel expansion crushes renewables

    Yes, renewables are doing great. I fully agree. And that same IEA report also noted that net coal capacity increased as well. By a lot: 57 GW. That was more than wind, for example. So coal investment and lock-in is still rising quickly. My point continues to be that what matters for a safe...
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    STOP "cherry picking climate hope" - Fossil fuel expansion crushes renewables

    My response to Roger's comments. I can see that we consuming things at a rate that is overshooting the planet's capacity to absorb it without increasing harm to other living things. We have more problems that just climate change. My own view is that climate change requires immediate solutions...
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    STOP "cherry picking climate hope" - Fossil fuel expansion crushes renewables

    Yes indeed. Anyone positing that we are on a trajectory of climate hope has some atmospheric explaining to do. The number that determines our climate fate is the CO2 in the atmosphere. And it is accelerating upwards. No sign in that data either of the needed change in our climate trajectory...
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    STOP "cherry picking climate hope" - Fossil fuel expansion crushes renewables

    Steve, here are some short replies to other of your points. REPLY TO UNNEEDED FOSSIL FUEL CAPACITY COMMENT -- My charts and article are about energy usage, not capacity. Usage of fossil fuels is rising for lots of reasons. REPLY TO MOVING AWAY FROM DECARBONIZATION -- You say "there is...
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    STOP "cherry picking climate hope" - Fossil fuel expansion crushes renewables

    Another response Steve, REPLY TO COAL DECLINING COMMENT -- You say that coal use is declining. I doubt it. The official numbers from BP show that. And that is what I used in my charts. But the atmosphere doesn't show coal use declining. And as I covered in my earlier article, many experts on...
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    STOP "cherry picking climate hope" - Fossil fuel expansion crushes renewables

    Hi again Steve, REPLY TO FOSSIL TREND COMMENT -- You say that the slowing growth in fossil in the last few years can be clearly extrapolated into the future. This is exactly the cherry picking of climate hope I'm talking about. This is exactly what climate deniers do with a few years of...
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    STOP "cherry picking climate hope" - Fossil fuel expansion crushes renewables

    Hey Brad, thanks for posting my article. I appreciate the climate-fossil nexus topic getting a hearing and discussion.
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    STOP "cherry picking climate hope" - Fossil fuel expansion crushes renewables

    Steve, I think you are misrepresenting what my article says. My article says: * BP energy data shows that energy demand has vastly out-paced renewables. And that humans are still expanding fossil fuels. This isn't controversial. * Climate safety requires that we reduce fossil fuel use to...
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