From the people you’d least expect…
The Washington Post is reporting that Royal Dutch Shell is preparing for a world in which people take climate change seriously. It notes that the company has prepared a report that envisions a world in 2017 where “we would be using far less of the company’s own product — oil — as cars become electric, a massive carbon storage industry develops, and transportation begins a shift toward a reliance on hydrogen as an energy carrier.”
Called The Sky scenario, the Post says that the report envisions “the world in a net-zero emissions state by 2070, is based on the idea that “a simple extension of current efforts, whether efficiency mandates, modest carbon taxes, or renewable energy supports, is insufficient for the scale of change required.”
Kind of amazing.
Now, if we could just get the president to read the report. Or, anything else, for that matter.