Skip to comments.CO2 levels at 800,000-year high
Posted on 04/13/2014 2:25:27 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
For two consecutive days last week, the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the earth's atmosphere exceeded 402 parts per million (ppm,) higher than at any time in at least the past 800,000 years, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Carbon dioxide levels tend to peak in May, which means that they are likely to rise even more. According to an article in Mashable, a news and tech website, the latest figures "put humans into uncharted territory."
Just last month, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a damning report that illustrated the growing dangers of global warming. The panel focused on carbon dioxide emissions and warned about the dangers of inaction.
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OK, here's a question for all you climate Freepers. How exactly does one measure global co2 and compare it to 800,000 past year levels?
Those pesky volcanoes! We have to cap them off somehow. Or toss some progressives down the holes. Might just make them burp and put out the fire since their souls are so cold.
For two consecutive days last week, the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the earth’s atmosphere exceeded 402 parts per million (ppm,) higher than at any time in at least the past 800,000 years, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.”
I didnt know the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was that old.
The grass will grow tall this year. Spring is busting out. God’s blessings will be plentiful.
Tree rings, ice core samples, sedimentary rocks, peat bog samples?
So it happened 800K years ago? And then when before?
Lets look at this and tell me how often it has happened over the life of the planet.
Climate fascists need to fill the God-sized hole in their lives, so they fill it with a Big Problem(tm) they can orient their lives around and focus on to distract them from God.
It could be anything; doesn’t have to be climate.
For me, it’s hobbits with rings.
I know this winter was the coldest in Chicago history.
The trees are leafing out right now. I am sure they will enjoy all the plant food.
Supposedly via ice cores.
Green nuts ought to be happy, not sad. CO2 is yummies for all manner of green vegetation.
That’s easy. Co2 monitors. Duh!
See what I did there?
“Tree rings, ice core samples, sedimentary rocks, peat bog samples?”
You mean they have adequate samples from every region for every one of the last 800,000 years?
With that kind of info you’d think they’d be better at predicting things like tsunamis, ice caps, and the next sightings of Bigfoot and Nessie.
Put on your Zombie University t-shirt Up Yours Marxists, and don't ask questions.
And what were the CO2 levels 900,000 years ago?
Finally, things are getting back to normal.
Fell from something horrendous? Just in time for the major anthropoid apes?
Holy shamoleans, this sounds hugh and possibly series!
One Mean Gopher?
Yep, count those 800,000 tree rings.
Uh oh! The limousine liberals had better leave their giant palaces, and fly their private jets all over the country to tell us proles how awful we are for having a 4 bedroom home and a F-150.
That would be one fat tree!
Paging Chicken Little.
Paging Chicken Little.
I’ve visited the Bristlecone Pines. None are that fat.
I didn’t realize the USNOAA had been around that long! Imagine a government agency 800k years old.
Who says they measured? I suspect they just wrote numbers down that they liked. Kinda handy go go along with the upcoming elections and the UN global warming push.
They can get air bubbles trapped in ice cores. They can date the ice cores very very accurately. So they measure the carbon dioxide in a section of ice and then date the section to get the carbon dioxide in the air from x thousand years ago. that number varies over time.
After all, the “science is settled.”
Well just Damn! I will be mowing my grass more this summer - But hay - my Tomato crop may be a Record Harvest!
Man the lifeboats!!!!
Don’t you mean ICE BOATS?
It is called “settled science”. I’m sorry, but questions along the lines of scientific merit are not allowed.
I knew this was going to happen! LOL!
They can do some extension by overlapping tree ring records from fossil trees to that of contemporary trees. Still you’d be talking about a several hundred kilometer radius tree!
The plants are loving it, and the temperature has flat-lined for 17+ years at levels well below those of the Medieval Warm Period.
If “Science!” is good enough to solve for more variables than it has equations (aka Globull Warming) then it is So Magic It Should Not Be Questioned.
OK, several kilometer, not hundred. It would be visible from satellite.
Good info. Thanks for explaining.
So, if it’s “accurate”, NOAA has admitted we haven’t been this high since 798,000 b.c. Armageddon has lasted over 800,000 years!
Paging Jerry Bruckheimer. Please pick up the white courteousy phone...
> How exactly does one measure global co2 and compare it to 800,000 past year levels?
I would imagine ice cores but then again how can you really determine the accuracy of something like that really?
The left will do and say whatever it takes to push the global warming for profit crap down our throats even if it means publishing false scientific report findings to every well progressive / liberal website online (which is exactly what they are probably doing because the left never verifies or confirms information that bolsters their cause for accuracy)
They say they can, but ...
I bought a decorative box, made of a pioneer-era Bristlecone fence post.
I counted the rings (about 150), and googled up tree ring stuff, thinking I could fit my rings into the ‘master’ scheme.
There was a log of judgement calls on the individual tree ring classifications, in my opinion. So much so that I quit the quest.
They measure it from the tailpipe of your F350 Super Duty Crew Cab Dually..
I don't see how it would be possible to shoot straight up like that..
But I still think it BS.
The earth moves in cycles. And man can do little to change that.
800,000 Years????? Unbelievable that they would think anyone believes this!
Whatever it is, it is shocked I tell ya’.
The libtards have everything in place to look like the damn fools they truly are. No going home on a damn thing they say or do.
With O’Idiot and Slow-Joe at the helm they have nothing left. Phhhttt.
God help us.
No, and even if "they" did, the lying Global Warming whores would ignore it...but REAL scientist do have that kind of information. The facts are completely different from the GW narratives.
And by "real scientists" I'm referring to those not being paid by government grants to manufacture "facts" for the foundation of a political agenda.
Most of the CO2 is "sequestered" in the oceans, sea shells are constructed primarily of Calcium Carbonate and provide yet another source of CO2 data.
One fact buried by the GW whores is that higher atmospheric CO2 levels are caused by a rise in the temperature of sea water, not the other way around. The warmer water can hold less dissolved CO2 than colder water. So, a rise in CO2 levels FOLLOWS a rise in global temperature.
We haven't had any "global warming" in over a decade.
Every measurement has an uncertainty spread attached to it. I'm guessing that the uncertainty spread here is very high.
For example, suppose that the CO2 measurement for 400,000 years ago (!) was 50 ppm. And suppose the spread was plus or minus 20 ppm. Then the actual value could be as low as 30 ppm or as high as 70 ppm.
I'd put little stake in numbers such as those.
Later and later Spring the past 8 years or so, with trees just leafing out and oaks blooming-that used to happen the last week of February to the 2nd week of March. Temperatures down to near freezing tomorrow night, yeah I’m sure the heat from that CO2 will kill us all soon...
And who, exactly do these lunatics think “saved” the climate 800,000 years ago? Tribes of Homo Habilis or Australopithecus? They certainly didn’t die out, either, so I don’t think the sky is falling...
ftemperatures down to freezing tomorrow night
My passenger window on my F-150 came off track yesterday.