Skip to comments.All fossil fuels must be cut to avoid global warming, (two) scientists say
Posted on 02/21/2012 4:38:32 PM PST by Libloather
All fossil fuels must be cut to avoid global warming, scientists say
By Mike De Souza, Postmedia News
February 21, 2012 6:10 PM
OTTAWA Two Canadian climate change scientists from the University of Victoria say the public reaction to their recently published commentary has missed their key message: that all forms of fossil fuels, including the oilsands and coal, must be regulated for the world to avoid dangerous global warming.
"Much of the way this has been reported is (through) a type of view that oilsands are good and coal is bad," said climate scientist Neil Swart, who co-authored the study with fellow climatologist Andrew Weaver. "From my perspective, that was not the point. . . . The point here is, we need a rapid transition to renewable (energy), and avoid committing to long-term fossil fuel use if we are to get within the limits (of reducing global warming to less than 2 C)."
The commentary, published in the British scientific journal, Nature Climate Change, estimated the impact of consuming the fuel from oilsands deposits without factoring in greenhouse gas emissions associated with extraction and production would be far less harmful to the planet's atmosphere than consuming all of the world's coal resources.
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Hey, it worked in Russia.
These two pukes are late to the game. They must want funding for the families.
Pass the tinfoil hat.
When petroleum burns, it produces carbon dioxide and water, also known as moist plant food.
Carbon dioxide is a trace gas. It always has been a trace gas. It always will be a trace gas.
Any increase in carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere are balanced by increases in vegetation. The vegetation absorbs the carbon dioxide and lowers the carbon dioxide concentration.
The whole system works just as it was designed to work.
We're all just so incredibly stupid and uneducated out here that we are grateful for the great minds who guide us like this.
So how does this square with our coming out of an ice age? (Quaternary glaciation)
These cooks belong to the flat earth cult of global warming.
“Canada will burn wood for heat?”
No, Pristine, natural, biodegradable, renewable Canadian wood also releases CO2.
Considering the short Canadian growing season, by the time new forest growth sequesters that CO2, we will be at the end of the century and the dreaded Climate Change will have melted the ice caps, flooded Manhattan, and made alGore a few more billion dollars.
(Question: Is the “Dreaded Climate Change” any relation to the “Dread Pirate Roberts”?)
need I say it?..../sarc
The environmentalists are too stupid to understand, but that's a good idea, even if the far left is correct for once. Wood takes carbon out of the atmosphere as the tree grows, and burning the wood releases the same carbon. Failing to burn the wood in most cases means that the wood decomposes - and still releases the original carbon back to the atmosphere in a few years. I think the effect of CO2 is vastly exaggerated in order to support the left's typical power grab, but non-fossil carbon fuels are clearly completely benign.
I wonder how they will feel about peasants with pitchforks?
In 2011, Weaver responded to accusations of falsifying data on climate change by suing Tim Ball, an outspoken skeptic of the issue, for defamation. The lawsuit accuses Ball of saying that Weaver cheated the Canadian taxpayer by accepting public funding for climate science research although he has little or no knowledge about climate science and is incapable of conducting useful research, and that he bribed university students with research funds so they would participate in useless computer modeling studies
And his graduate student Neil Swart.
Two Canadian climate change scientists
Professors Al Gore and Michael Moore?
How about the carbon released from the rotting corpses of the newly starved masses?
If they are no longer driving SUVs, that's a net plus, isn't it? That's why the far left likes Obama so much - he'll starve the poor and crush the West's economy, so energy consumption will plummet.
Global Warming :the phony
theology ideology that Santorum spoke about.
Santorum: Obama supports phony theology not a theology based on the Bible
By Felicia Sonmez
This post has been updated. An earlier version misquoted
Santorum as saying phony ideology, not phony theology.
But there is a BIG difference between global warming and just being environmental/energy conscious. Conscious of the costs and benefits of radiant wood heat has always been a way of life in colder parts of the country for centuries . Also in European countries as well use wood/byproducts.
not just in the countryside settings but cities like Paris as well
Canada also has the Keystone--so becomes a choice of which source to use-- that these environmentalists can only waste words about.
I often say we have gone to the moon, launched satellites that can see every detail anywhere in the world, cruise the Internet where building knowledge on any given subject is endless....But we still burn wood, with all the labor that accompanies it.
They are more than willing to say this....but, they won’t debate it.
This is a house of cards ready to fall.
AGW....the oxymoron of the century.
Somebody needs to inform these fellows that a dead horse is, well, “dead” and no amount of beating will revive it.
Care for an Espresso?
“Global warming is totally 2011, like, you know?”
Crazy bastids want us to sit home and starve to detah if we don’t freeze first.
What these p[eople really want is for half the world’s population to die.
One way to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels is to reduce the population using them.
Starting with these two scientists.
They live in Canada.
How do they propose to stay warm?
Move to Florida?
Too bad global warming is a hoax. The earth could use some warming.
Imagine growing temperate region crops troughout northern Canada, Alaska, Siberia, Norway and Finland.
Corn and wheat in northern Siberia, orange groves in North Carolina and England, tomato farms in Saskatchewan - yummie.
And just think of the reduction in pollution by not having to heat all those northern homes all winter long.
Too bad it’s a hoax.
Why would a Canadian be terrified of global warming anyway?
Well, two self-identified “scientists” tell us we have to cut fossil fuel use. Guess we’ve all got to do as they dictate.
These Canadian climate change scientists need to be LOBOTOMIZED.
We need to send him to the Artic with his friends the polar Bears,...a tent, sleeping bag and a years suppy of sterno cans....
Should have been done last month when some areas where recording -65F. Then again. I guess if he where to drink enough sterno he might not have to worry to long about freezing to death.
That is based entirely on computer models, otherwise known as GIGO.
If that's the best you can do, no thanks.
When you can support your theory based on actual science, I might be interested.
More likely related to Moist Dreadlocks Syndrome: they get wet, tighten up, squeezing the skull, until brain-ischemia occurs. It mainly affects the reasoning centers.
That's why Rastafarians NEVER wash their hair.
No. That would be whale blubber that we burn for heat.
Vince Ferrer: Why would a Canadian be terrified of global warming anyway?
That’s what I’d like to know. As a Canadian, I say, bring it on. The sooner the better.
“So how does this square with our coming out of an ice age? (Quaternary glaciation)”
If you look at temperature records of the last half million years, it appears likely we are now slipping back INTO an Ice Age, despite the CAGW alarmists. We ARE still recovering from the “Little Ice Age” which occurred 300 or so years ago.
**CAGW == Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming