DECC’s Dumb Global Calculator Model

Kevin Marshall has a play with DECC’s new toy and shows that the Department for Extreme Climate Claims has found yet another ingenious way to stick two fingers up at the NHS and most other departments forced to spend within their means. DECC is literally spending billions as if there were no tomorrow – perhaps they really do know something we don’t?

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On the 28th January 2015, the DECC launched a new policy emissions tool, so everyone can design policies to save the world from dangerous climate change. I thought I would try it out. By simply changing the parameters one-by-one, I found that the model is both massively over-sensitive to small changes in input parameters and is based on British data. From the model, it is possible to entirely eliminate CO2 emissions by 2100 by a combination of three things – reducing the percentage travel in urban areas by car from 43% to 29%; reducing the average size of homes to 95m2 from 110m2 today; and for everyone to go vegetarian.

The DECC website says

Cutting carbon emissions to limit global temperatures to a 2°C rise can be achieved while improving living standards, a new online tool shows.

The world can eat well, travel more, live in more comfortable…

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