A big gap is opening up between what politicians say, urged on by high-profile environmentalists like Greta Thunberg, and what is happening in the real world.
The key point surely is that politicians making unrealistic claims for short-term gain will probably be retired when their plans implode, and the rioting starts. Forecasters have to stick around and live with their predictions.
Professor Gautam Kalghatgi, visiting professor for Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London, and Engineering Science at Oxford University says the politicians and environmentalists declared aims are not possible. “Such a massive increase in BEVs will have unsustainable environmental and economic impacts. Eliminating CO2 would mean the end of aviation, steel and cement and there’d be no gas for central heating. There would be public riots.”
Read the article at Forbes.