An Inconvenient Truth
January 26, 2023
Article by Jeffrey Price
The Economist published a fascinating article, An Inconvenient Truth, on the worldwide crusade to contain global warming at a level of no more than 1.5°C (compared to pre-industrial averages) (https://www.economist.com/interactive/briefing/2022/11/05/the-world-is-going-to-miss-the-totemic-1-5c-climate-target). Indeed, this magic number has often been portrayed as something akin to a gigantic cliff. The Economist article quickly points out that this number is not a “cliff”; more importantly, the article points out that there is actually a gradual degradation in climate stability as the world creeps up toward the 1.5°C level and beyond. It continues on to point out that worldwide warming very well could overshoot that threshold, but be brought back by carbon containment and sequestration – pretty interesting stuff. Notably, the report points out that the 1.5°C line of demarcation is purely arbitrary, and indeed, that line was based in part on emotion and politics – once again, interesting.
Finally, the article points out several more inconvenient truths that fossil fuels have a role to play as does nuclear. This article should be mandatory reading for all – both left-wingers and dyed-in-the-wool global warming deniers would each gain an improved grasp of The Big Picture. Indeed, if oil and gas leaders acknowledged what is going on, that act would be a giant step towards rehabilitating the unwarranted villainous image of a vital industry.
In wading through this minefield of conflicting politics, we at First Keystone Pecos Industrial Park remain committed to providing infrastructure to support the U.S. domestic oil & gas industry by offering industrial land for sale in Pecos. It’s part of the solution…not part of the problem!
The opinions expressed above reflect only those of the author and do not represent those of the First Keystone Pecos Industrial Park organization. First Keystone welcomes responsible fact-based discourses on these topics.