Skip to comments.Climate Change: Rapid Spike in Carbon Dioxide Emissions Shocks Researchers
Posted on 11/04/2011 2:54:15 PM PDT by Olog-hai
International attempts at climate regulation have failed on a number of levels. With CO2 emissions rising much more than predicted between 2009 and 2010, the goal of capping global warming at a maximum of 2 degrees Celsius now seems elusive. But political interest in changing course has waned.
(T)he widespread indifference stands in disturbing contrast to the grim facts. According to the latest calculations of the US Department of Energy, CO2 emissions are rising sharply. Some 512 million more tons of greenhouse gases were emitted from smoke stacks, exhaust pipes and agricultural land. "That means we're beyond the scenarios with which we're calculating the further warming of the earth," (Jochem) Marotzke (head of the German Climate Bureau) says. "In light of these new figures, I can only hope that the feeling of fatigue evaporates."
The new numbers show the extent to which international climate policy has failed. At the first "Earth Summit" in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, the concentration of the greenhouse gas CO2 was at 360 parts per million (ppm). In the 20 years since, it has risen to 390 ppmand there is no end in sight to the upward trend. Year after year, representatives from almost 200 countries negotiate over how much they'll have to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. These are mega-events, but the results remain meager. Expectations for the 17th World Climate Conference in Durban are among the lowest they've ever been.
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The sea levels are rising so fast they’ll be water skiing behind the international space station by Christmas.
LOL , did someone tap on the CO2 meter ?
Maybe Baraq can pass Cap N Tax by Presidential order?
Still hocking the global warming scam.
(((YAWN))) Someone needs to tell the enviropixies that their scam is over. Time to look for REAL jobs.
Good, higher Co2 levels will stimulate plant growth and improve crops. Help make up for the globull cooling.
tell that to the NY’ers who were shoveling a foot of global warming this week
The spike in CO2 may mean the warming period (such as it was) is over. A rise in CO2 always FOLLOWS a warming period.
Posted on November 4, 2011 at 11:10 AM
AUSTIN — A record low of 26 degrees was recorded at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
Anything coming from the DOE is automatically a falsehood. Notice I didn’t say lie!
“...the grim facts. According to the latest calculations of the US Department of Energy...”
I get a kick out of this wording: “calculations” become “facts”. They did not say “observations”, “measurements”, etc. - but “calculations”. No doubt using some type of model, based on the number of new coal plants in China, estimated increase in vehicles, etc.
I have the solution to the affects of Global Warming. In my scenario, we can reap all the benefits of global warming and none of the ills.
We offer 0% tax on all corporate profits for any company that will build a pump station and pipe line to pump ocean water to a vaporization station in the constantly frozen tundras at the north pole. They have to pump 5,000 GPM and run constantly firing the water into the air at least 200 feet at a location that maintains a maximum of 0 degrees F all year long.
If we can build about 40 of these stations. That would pump about a trillion gallons of water/year out of the ocean to be frozen at the polar ice caps. If each of these stations cost $2 billion to build the companies would be out a total of $80 billion dollars and get a 10 year tax holiday upon completion.
Then we could capitilize on the extra rain associated with Global Warming and the new land created by a potential 1” lowering of global sea level. They think there is about 353,458,604,320,000,000,000 gallons of water in the ocean now. Over the course of 10 years we could affect the sea level. Right?
Think of all the jobs it would create? They could power the pump stations with solar and wind power.
Think how happy the polar bears would be with all the new ice.
(Am I being sarcastic?)
Just a hunch, but the more one group of ‘clean’ nations try to limit CO2 emissions, the faster those emissions will increase in non-complying ‘dirty’ nations.
“The sea levels are rising so fast theyll be water skiing behind the international space station by Christmas.”
LMAO! Maybe this is the REAL replacement program for the Space Shuttle!
So lets see if I understand these communists.
They could not even calculate how much CO2 would be released in a year’s time but we are to believe they have correctly calculated the climate impact for future decades.
We cannot just be satisfied by defeating the progressives we have to completely CRUSH them and exposed all of them for the evil communists they are.
Sounds like the phony findings where Greenland had 17% ice added to the map.
world population in 1992 was 5.4 billion. It just went over 7 billion.
a billion and a half more people exhaling from one end and producing methane at the other...never mentioned.
Bull$h!t. The world economy was in a horrid downturn during this period and should have actually produced less.
i’m shocked that they are shocked!
This study is BS. No way we are producing more CO2 with a world economy that has crashed. Absolutely impossible. Economies have been drastically slowed. No one has been experiencing significant growth. This is all based on a number calculated by cronies. People bought and paid for by the vast AGW lobby.
Has someone demonstrated conclusively that the amount of CO2 in the earth’s atmosphere has the capacity to absorb enough solar long wave back radiation to significantly affect the temperature of said atmosphere? Is radiation absorption saturation being considered?
Golly, all those emissions and not a bit of warming for the last ten years. Imagine that. The correlation doesn’t appear to be too good.
Anyone promoting this story is a crony. IE - Lying sack of poop.
Its a logarithmic response curve. We simply wont get much more direct warming from increasing CO2 levels now. What they count on is mythical positive feed back via an increase in water vapor due to the increased warmth from the CO2.
It’s from the Occupy mutts burning trash.
With global warming more people are drinking beer and the CO2 is being released. It’s the Global Beer Fizz Effect.
Not a soul has, thus far. On top of that, the IPCC's "climate models" exclude H2O, which distorts their results, and uses CO2 as their "base" as though there were no water vapor in the atmosphere, which is junk science.
Has someone demonstrated conclusively that the amount of CO2 in the earths atmosphere has the capacity to absorb enough solar long wave back radiation to significantly affect the temperature of said atmosphere?
yep, and from all the evidence, feedback is turning negative. More storminess (e.g. increased rainfall) is a negative feedback. Storm tracks further south is negative and blocking patterns such as the ones that cause extreme rainfall in one area and heat waves / drought in another.
We have, at least when measured at the official Mauna Loa measurement site. The weekly reading http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/weekly.html shows a 1.4 ppm increase from a year ago (1.4 ppm per year), but 20 ppm increase from 10 years ago (2ppm per year). Clearly the rise in CO2 is slowing.
Interesting, thanks for the co2 spike info. I wonder what causes that? If only there were enough scientists left over from trying to prove evolution and glowbull warming to actually study what is going on out there.
I hate science that ends every supposition with a period instead of a question mark.
Indeed, if there is one thing that Marotzke is sure of, it is this: "The laws of nature will continue to function without remorse no matter what mankind does or allows."