Skip to comments.Carbon dioxide emissions show record jump
Posted on 12/06/2011 10:01:39 PM PST by Olog-hai
Carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have soared in the last 20 years, giving the world much less chance of avoiding dangerous climate change, new data show.
The research was published as lead negotiators were arriving at the UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa, where prospects of a new global treaty on climate change appeared to have stalled, with deep divisions between developed and developing countries.
Emissions from burning fossil fuels rose by 5.9% in 2010, bringing the total rise since 1990the baseline year for calculating emissions under the Kyoto protocolto 49%. Measured over two decades, that is an average annual increase of 3.1%.
Corinne Le Quéré, director of the Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia, and an author of the research, said the data showed that little had been achieved over 20 years in reducing the risks from climate change.
"There have been efforts to use more renewable energy and improve energy efficiency but what this shows is that so far, the effects have been marginal," she said. "We need to do something about the 80% of energy that still comes from burning fossil fuels."
She said the problem was urgent, as the chances of holding global temperature rises to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels beyond which climate change becomes catastrophic and irreversible, were dependent on emissions peaking by 2020 at the latest. Scientists regard the 2-degree target as the limit of safety.
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There is one sector, however, that has increased CO2 emissions...
(when they catch on fire!)
“new data show.” they should choose writers who know basic grammar, if you are gunna BS people; it’s more effective if it reads like a professional wrote it instead of a Greenpeace hack found on Craiglist.
CO2 levels soaring, yet temperatures are not. Hmmmm. Might need to work on that correlation thingy.
Well I’m convinced! I’m sending all my CO2 to Durban so the experts can handle it.
Basic grammar shows us that “data” is plural. If you’re gunna teach us grammar it would help to know some yourself.
Well, to be pedantic, “data” is the plural form of “datum” (just like “bacteria”/bacterium”), so they have it right from a traditional grammatical standpoint. And since that’s a European website, they’re probably using British English.
My slow growing variety of tomatoes did not ripen. It got too cold!
All that CO2 I expelled had no effect.
All we got was an average summer and fall. How disappointing.
Data is a plural of datum, which is originally a Latin noun meaning something given. Today, data is used in English both as a plural noun meaning facts or pieces of information ( These data are described more fully elsewhere ) and as a singular mass noun meaning information: Not much data is available on flood control in Brazil. It is almost always treated as a plural in scientific and academic writing. In other types of writing it is either singular or plural.
CO2 increases are a result of warming not the cause.
The cause is solar activity.
The earth and oceans heat up and trapped CO2 is released.
The article is based on "models" of usage. I suspect there has been zero increase in the MEASURED amount of CO2 above the statistical scatter in the data at the infamous Hawaiian station where they make said measurement.
The timing is surely coincidental. These people seem to have not a clue how transparent they are.
I was focusing on show, not data; new data shows not”show”
yeah...and your’s and mine tax dollars are the “cure” !!!