2018-10-09 14:34:38 UTC
No sign of 'energy starvation' in the suggestions, lol. Drive EV's, get
a smart thermostat, and eat less meat. Horrors!
The IPCC's models emphasize the need for people to change their lifestyle and
consumption patterns to more sustainable alternatives, specifically in areas
they can control, like modes of transportation, the buildings they inhabit and
their dietary preferences.
Transportation: In order to meet the 1.5C goal, the IPCC envisages a future
where people travel less, and that generally consumer preferences shift to
more sustainable choices like car sharing and hybrid and electric cars. The
report also looks at using more efficient modes of travel, e.g. swapping cars,
trucks and planes to buses and trains.
Buildings: While this section is less prescriptive, the IPCC suggests that
people shift to more sustainable behavior when it comes to their homes, for
example using smart thermostats or more efficient air conditioners.
Diets: Again, the models aren't comprehensive, but in general, the IPCC's
narrative suggests that people consume about 30% less animal products. Eating
less meat is one of a number of mitigation strategies suggested by the IPCC to
overhaul agricultural and land-use practices, including the protection of
forests. The livestock sector is estimated to account for 14.5% of greenhouse
gas emissions globally, more than direct emissions from the transport sector.