The IPCC argument is that catastrophic environmental conditions will result from globally warming temperatures. I think that technological fixes have the potential to effect and address the Earth’s rising temperatures. As the IPCC Headline Statements document suggests, the risks from warming of 1.5º C could be limited by increasing the rate of technological innovation (IPCC Statements, pg. 3). One of the technological fixes discussed is balancing emissions by removing CO2 (Facsimile, pg. 2). The articles discuss the dramatically increased use of renewable energy sources as a way to prevent 2.7 degrees of warming, as well as using carbon capture technology (The New York Times, pg. 4). The IPCC Press Release stated that while limiting warming to 1.5º C is possible, it would require unprecedented changes by the countries of the world (IPCC Press Release, pg. 2). While there may be technological fixes that can delay the onset of the global rise of temperatures, socio-technological fixes may be politically unlikely. As The New York Times article says, it may be technologically possible to enact the rapid changes necessary to combat warming, but it may be “politically unlikely” that the changes needed will actually occur (The New York Times, pg. 1). An effective socio-technological fix isn’t likely to be enacted in time to mitigate climate change.
I do not think the statement that climate change is too young to be reliable is accurate. As the articles show, climate change is both scientifically proven and very real. Projections tell us that by 2040, the world we live in will be a dramatically different place. There will be food shortages, massive coral die-offs, and an immense rise in sea levels (The New York Times, pg. 1 and IPCC Headline Statements, pg. 1). I think there is plenty of reputable evidence that proves that climate change is real, and that it is shown in these articles.