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Climate Change: Rapid Spike in Carbon Dioxide Emissions Shocks Researchers
Der Spiegel ^ | 11/04/2011 | Gerald Traufetter and Christian Schwägerl

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 ppm—and 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. …

(Excerpt) Read more at spiegel.de ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: agw; carbondioxide; co2; globalwarming

1 posted on 11/04/2011 2:54:16 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

The sea levels are rising so fast they’ll be water skiing behind the international space station by Christmas.


2 posted on 11/04/2011 2:55:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Olog-hai
So where's the beef heat?
3 posted on 11/04/2011 2:56:06 PM PDT by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: Olog-hai

LOL , did someone tap on the CO2 meter ?


4 posted on 11/04/2011 2:56:44 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Olog-hai

Maybe Baraq can pass Cap N Tax by Presidential order?


5 posted on 11/04/2011 2:57:46 PM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Olog-hai

Still hocking the global warming scam.


6 posted on 11/04/2011 3:00:25 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Olog-hai

(((YAWN))) Someone needs to tell the enviropixies that their scam is over. Time to look for REAL jobs.


7 posted on 11/04/2011 3:01:02 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

Good, higher Co2 levels will stimulate plant growth and improve crops. Help make up for the globull cooling.


8 posted on 11/04/2011 3:02:20 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Olog-hai

tell that to the NY’ers who were shoveling a foot of global warming this week


9 posted on 11/04/2011 3:02:41 PM PDT by Mr. K (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.)
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To: American in Israel

The spike in CO2 may mean the warming period (such as it was) is over. A rise in CO2 always FOLLOWS a warming period.


10 posted on 11/04/2011 3:04:44 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: Olog-hai; Nervous Tick; SteamShovel; Tunehead54; golux; tubebender; Fractal Trader; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

11 posted on 11/04/2011 3:06:03 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Olog-hai

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Posted on November 4, 2011 at 11:10 AM

AUSTIN — A record low of 26 degrees was recorded at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.


12 posted on 11/04/2011 3:06:16 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Cain or Perry. Leave me be.)
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To: Olog-hai

Anything coming from the DOE is automatically a falsehood. Notice I didn’t say lie!


13 posted on 11/04/2011 3:06:23 PM PDT by Crazy ole coot (Mr. obama (the squatter in the White House) are you a Natural Born Citizen?? Prove it!!)
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To: Crazy ole coot

“...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.


14 posted on 11/04/2011 3:11:10 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust....and another lost generation.")
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To: Olog-hai

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.

Here’s how.

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?)


15 posted on 11/04/2011 3:17:01 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Liberals vote like clowns walking thru a mindfield, oblivious to the consequences.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


16 posted on 11/04/2011 3:20:02 PM PDT by fhayek
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17 posted on 11/04/2011 3:20:39 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: cripplecreek

“The sea levels are rising so fast they’ll be water skiing behind the international space station by Christmas.”

LMAO! Maybe this is the REAL replacement program for the Space Shuttle!


18 posted on 11/04/2011 3:26:12 PM PDT by tanuki (O-voters: wanted Uberman, got Underdog....)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


19 posted on 11/04/2011 3:36:26 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Olog-hai

Sounds like the phony findings where Greenland had 17% ice added to the map.


20 posted on 11/04/2011 3:38:42 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


21 posted on 11/04/2011 3:41:23 PM PDT by stylin19a (obama - "FREDO" smart)
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To: Olog-hai
With CO2 emissions rising much more than predicted between 2009 and 2010

Bull$h!t. The world economy was in a horrid downturn during this period and should have actually produced less.

22 posted on 11/04/2011 3:45:59 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Olog-hai

i’m shocked that they are shocked!

/s


23 posted on 11/04/2011 3:51:55 PM PDT by ken21
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To: Olog-hai

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.


24 posted on 11/04/2011 4:10:09 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Olog-hai

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?


25 posted on 11/04/2011 4:10:35 PM PDT by Elsiejay (I)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


26 posted on 11/04/2011 4:12:32 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: umgud
Exactly. Now initially I thought maybe the measured Global Cooling we have been experiencing that past decade has caused more human produced CO2 because we are trying to stay warm during winter. That increase however should be offset by less carbon production during summer and fall.

Anyone promoting this story is a crony. IE - Lying sack of poop.

27 posted on 11/04/2011 4:13:58 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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28 posted on 11/04/2011 4:14:33 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Elsiejay

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.


29 posted on 11/04/2011 4:19:42 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Olog-hai

It’s from the Occupy mutts burning trash.


30 posted on 11/04/2011 4:49:45 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Olog-hai

With global warming more people are drinking beer and the CO2 is being released. It’s the Global Beer Fizz Effect.


31 posted on 11/04/2011 5:45:24 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Elsiejay

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?
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.

Way too much emphasis on a gas that consists of a mere 39100,000 of the atmosphere.
32 posted on 11/04/2011 5:46:05 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: justa-hairyape

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.


35 posted on 11/05/2011 6:17:31 AM PDT by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: umgud
The world economy was in a horrid downturn during this period and should have actually produced less.

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.

36 posted on 11/05/2011 6:23:00 AM PDT by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: mkmensinger

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.


37 posted on 11/05/2011 9:13:29 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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38 posted on 11/05/2011 12:07:10 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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Well, at least the last sentence is true, though certainly not the way these clowns want people to understand it.

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."

39 posted on 11/05/2011 3:54:22 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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