The IEA shouldn’t be pitching climate crap at any time but the wackos are upset they aren’t doing it enough.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has infuriated environmentalists with a report on what it calls the “golden age” of gas.
The summary says gas use could grow more than 50% by 2035 if local problems with shale extraction can be overcome.
Only in the last paragraph does it say this would be inconsistent with a global temperature rise of 2C.
And it does not warn the boom could lead to a potentially devastating 3.5C rise until page 91 of the full report.
Critics complain that most policy makers won’t get that far and say the IEA should not be celebrating any fossil fuel golden age.
Tony Bosworth, of Friends of the Earth, told BBC News: “The ‘golden age’ for gas risks leading to temperature rises that will be catastrophic,” he said.
“If we’re talking about golden rules, we need one to protect the world’s climate.”
“The IEA should be making that top priority not hyping the prospects for the gas industry. If we get a boom in gas that’ll starve investment from the clean energy sources we really need.”