@michiel See stuff like US steel sources bragging about being able to use hydrogen to reduce oxides. Dutch sources say they can do it _now_. And then those assholes won't because it's less green because it's less profitable to store the hydrogen and produce it at peak electricity availability.
Throughout the twentieth century, our way of life has changed almost continuously. To state outright that it won't happen this time, that early 21st-century living standards are forever, is a very ahistorical thing to do.
A literal translation would be "struggle along", but it refers to the practice of participation (even calling it 'climate leadership') while actually having the main goal of protecting one's vested interests.
If enough interest groups/countries participate with this attitude, complete deadlock is the result.
What he doesn't mention is that some of the carbon-intensive technologies we need future tech to replace are called "concrete" and "steel".
If the Internet age has taught us anything, it's that "future tech" doesn't magically deliver what society needs.
JW van de Groep (https://janwillemvandegroep.com/about/), one of NL's foremost climate change pundits, coined the word 'meestribbelen' for this kind of behaviour.
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