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UN summit rejects solar power as ‘too unreliable’ – Chose ‘diesel generators’ instead! Lima ‘organizers rejected powering the [summit] with solar panels on the grounds they were too unreliable’


At the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 the United Nations agreed to the “stabilisation of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system”.

The agreed science is clear: avoiding “dangerous” climate change requires warming to be kept within 2C above pre-industrial levels.

But more than two decades on, and few seem confident that this is close to being achieved. UN scientists say the world has already warmed by 0.85C and on current trends is set for 4C warming by the end of the century, as burning fossil fuels pumps carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

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