I started a page containing some of the executive summary of this plan for action:
World Energy Outlook 2010
- The failure at Copenhagen cost us at least $1 trillion if we want to keep CO2 below 450 ppm.
(And how much more, I wonder, if we don't. I'm not sure they do any analysis of the price of not combating global warming!)
- "The modest nature of the pledges to cut greenhouse-gas emissions under the Copenhagen Accord has undoubtedly made it less likely that the 2 °C goal will actually be achieved. Reaching that goal would require a phenomenal policy push by governments around the world. An indicator of just how big an effort is needed is the rate of decline in carbon intensity - the amount of CO2, emitted per dollar of GOP - required in the 450 Scenario. Intensity would have to fall in 2008-2020 at twice the rate of 1990-2008; between 2020 and 2035, the rate would have to be almost four times faster. The technology that exists today could enable such a change, but such a rate of technological transformation would be unprecedented."