Oil Giants admit to a 5C Temperature Increase being baked in but no one else will!

“Oil giants Shell and BP are planning for global temperatures to rise as much as 5°C by the middle of the century. The level is more than double the upper limit committed to by most countries in the world under the Paris Climate Agreement, which both companies publicly support.”
I believe a temperature increase of 5C and more will occur much, much sooner than mid-century. This is clearly an extinction event for most if not all complex life on planet earth.
In my May 2015 Oral Submission to the N.Z. Ministry of Environment, I pointed out that both the IEA and Shell Petroleum admit that close to 5C is baked in but none of the large NGO’s nor the global Green Party’s nor their networks are prepared to face the reality of the crisis. I received zero feedback from the Ministry minions but a standing ovation from the concerned members of the public at the hearing process. My oral presentation is embedded in the above hyperlink:
According to the conservative blogger Joe Romm at Think Progress the planet may have warmed 5C in 13 years once before;
“PETM shocker: When CO2 Levels Doubled 55 Million Years Ago, Earth May Have Warmed 9F In 13 Years

I  have written to both David Parker, Environment Minister and James Shaw co-leader of the Green Party of Aotearoa in the new Labour led coalition government in New Zealand challenging them both to face up to the reality of the situation, I have yet to receive any reply. My emails are copied below, feel free to email them yourself( both of their emails are embedded in the two links directly above) and ask why they are holding back;

Kia ora David,
I have had a long email dialogue with James Shaw M.P. over his failure to address the climate crisis in a meaningful way.
Below is my latest email to him about Shell and BP admitting that 5C is baked in by the middle of the century. I’m sure you’re aware that 5C is an extinction event for most if not all complex life on the planet. When we exit stage left we will see 450 nuclear melt downs and over 1200 spent fuel pool fires which will be infinitely worse.
When are we going to start telling the truth about the severity of the climate crisis?
Surely the youth deserve the truth?

Best
Kevin Hester
Rakino Island
Hauraki Gulf
“Hi James,
Just in case you missed it; “Oil giants Shell and BP are planning for global temperatures to rise as much as 5°C by the middle of the century. The level is more than double the upper limit committed to by most countries in the world under the Paris Climate Agreement, which both companies ( and yourself) publicly support. FYI I believe it will happen much sooner.
What will it take for the Greens and the new government to come clean on the crisis?”
Best
Kevin Hester
Rakino Island
Hauraki Gulf

The planet and all species inhabiting it face an existential crisis and it seems that almost none of us have the courage to face what is now a “Fait Accompli.” What I find even more repulsive is the burden being cast on our youth to fix the un-fixable dilemma we have bequeathed them.
I see young people in my family and circle of friends continuing to have children. I firmly believe many children would be spared the impending horror if their young parents were aware of the armageddon bearing down on them. To quote David Attenborough “Population matters

I took this photo whilst standing on the crater edge at Tanna Island in Vanuatu. From this point you can see down into the volcano crater,  a boiling cauldron of molten lava, somewhat like what our entire planet is soon to look like;

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Our youth are lied to from birth. Let’s not be the last generation, at the edge of extinction, lying to the youth.
It is only a matter of time before the living will envy the dead. Let’s start the grieving process while the situation is still relatively stable.

Activist, sailor, passionate about the earth and all it's inhabitants without favour . Brace for imminent impact as we bare witness to the non-linear unraveling of the biosphere and habitability disappearing for most if not all complex life on the only habitable planet we know of. To quote President Niinistö in North Russia: ‘If We Lose the Arctic, We Lose the World’. Folks we have lost the Arctic.

Posted in Abrupt Climate Change, Near Term Human Extinction--NTHE
16 comments on “Oil Giants admit to a 5C Temperature Increase being baked in but no one else will!
  1. bill says:

    As Hambone Littletail says: We are so fucked!

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  2. Art McTeagle says:

    I can only think that David Parker and James Shaw are in denial, perhaps this explains the lack of replies.

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    • Kevin Hester says:

      Absolute cowardice imho. The evidence is now clear and they are putting the party first. They are now part of the problem, to date, no reply from either of them.

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      • Art McTeagle says:

        I’ve tried to start a conversation with friends and family-to my regret. I watched a recent video on The Real News, where Jennifer Francis was interviewed, she admits at the end that several degrees are baked in, avoiding the Mann type of hopium. It would be interesting to know Shaws’ honest, personal opinions. As you say, maybe he doesn’t have the courage of his convictions (if I’m expressing it correctly?).

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  3. Kevin Hester says:

    It takes a certain type of courage to cross this rubicon and few seem to have it.My desire is to stop the guilt tripping of our youth about them having to fix this unfixable clusterfuck that we have bequeathed them.
    We do have to remember that Shaw used to be a finance executive who did consulting work for Coca Cola and Shell Petroleum, I suggest he has been corrupted.
    I’ve sent this link to him at Parliament so no doubt he will see these comments. I look forward to his response!

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  4. 44 south says:

    Personally I don’t expect anything of politicians nor do judge them too harshly. They have to get elected and in NZ, only a three year term.
    The problem is PEOPLE! And this system. Hambone captured it beautifully in his latest “depressed luddite whine”.
    And you still only have to read the comments after any MSM climate change report, to know how many are still unrepentantly clueless.
    Still, points for trying Kevin.

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    • Kevin Hester says:

      The late, great Michael C Ruppert used to say, “Until you change the way money works you change nothing”, that has always been the predicament.
      We never over threw capitalism and now as we sink into the abyss no one can face what we have done to the living planet.
      The reality is we have been kicking the can down the road for a couple of centuries and now we are over the cliff everyone feints surprise.

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      • Art McTeagle says:

        I agree with 44 south (name reminds me of 45 South-goddamn awful whiskey that it was) most (99.9%) people don’t care, don’t want to know. Guys like you are preaching to the choir. Hedges talks about electronic hallucinations.
        It’s a pity Mike’s gone, his wisdom is sorely needed. You and he are absolutely right.The neo-liberal capitalist fantasy of infinite growth on a finite planet, has destroyed us.
        Good post by the way, the link to PETM shocker goes elsewhere though (to the Independent). I’d be interested to know where to go, as going in circles when I google it.

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  5. Kevin Hester says:

    Thx Art for pointing out the wrong link had been embedded regarding the PETM, that has now been edited and rectified.

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  6. Kevin Hester says:

    This bombshell ( pardon the pun) from the Guardian in 2004;
    “Now the Pentagon tells Bush: climate change will destroy us”.
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2004/feb/22/usnews.theobserver

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    • Art McTeagle says:

      Seems to be playing out at this very moment in the northern hemisphere! Interesting how the Pentagon, has always accepted climate change.

      https://www.opendemocracy.net/transformation/mark-kernan/Myth-and-dystopia-in-the-Anthropocene

      “In the autumn of 1913, Carl Jung dreamt of a monstrous flood of yellow waves cascading down from the North Sea through north-west Europe and down onto the Alps. Later in his apocalyptic dream-vision the swirling yellow seas turned blood red amidst “the floating rubble of civilisation, and the drowned bodies of uncounted thousands.”

      Nine months later Jung had a similarly dramatic dream, but this time with a different emphasis: “An Arctic cold wave descended and froze the land to ice…The whole of Lorraine and its canals frozen and the entire region totally deserted by human beings.” “

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  7. I am in the US and about two years ago there was a huge announcement on every news channel it was made into such a media circus (for of course maybe five minutes then it was long forgotten) . It was secretary of state John Kerry standing next to some minister (maybe the environmental minister) of France and they made an announcement about only having a short time to avert climate chaos. The funny thing was when the minister used the term “climate chaos” Kerry made this face and looked up to the sky. Lots of people online posted about that face betraying what was really ahead for us. Now, two years later. I have yet to see anyone speak of this clinic chaos when obviously it’s happening all around us.

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  8. […] Dr Glikson and myself discussed the consequences of a 4C + world and I mentioned the expose’ published by The Independent on 27th of October 2017, covered previously on this blog, where the Oil Giants Shell and B.P. admit that a 5C increase is ‘baked in’ before mid century: Oil Giants admit to a 5C Temperature Increase being baked in but no one else will. […]

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  9. Allan says:

    I stopped looking on the net for awhile regarding Cimate Change / Biosphere Collapse because the outlook for the future was affecting my mental health; with my mother passing away 2 months ago …I needed cheering up.
    However we ignore this and it maybe too late anyhow.
    I try too make each day count.
    I have more solar electric cells than I need to give something back…

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  10. Kevin Hester says:

    So in this series of press releases between Shell and the U.N. they pretend that 2C is acheivable but when Shell communicates with BP they admit that 5C is baked in before 2050.
    “Shell’s scenario would see global CO2 emissions reach “net zero” by 2070”
    Of course they will agree to net zero emissions by 2070, industrial civilisation and by default us sapiens will be long gone before then.
    https://www.desmog.co.uk/2018/04/04/un-accused-greenwashing-after-it-promoted-shell-

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Kevin Hester

Kevin Hester is currently living on Rakino Island, a small island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland, New Zealand, monitoring the unravelling of the biosphere and volunteering at the Rakino Island Nursery is currently developing a proposal to create a marine reserve near by. The Island has no grid tied electricity or reticulated water.  I catch my own water from the roof and generate my electricity from the ample solar radiation on the island.

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