Skip to comments.'Time running out' as CO2 levels hit new high: UN (We'Re Doomed Alert XXXXXXIIIIIYIYII!!)
Posted on 05/26/2014 2:41:44 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Geneva (AFP) - Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have crossed a new threshold, the UN's weather agency said Monday, highlighting the urgency of curbing manmade, climate-altering greenhouse gases.
In April, for the first time, the mean monthly CO2 concentration in the atmosphere topped 400 parts per million (ppm) throughout the northern hemisphere, which pollutes more than the south, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said.
"This should serve as yet another wakeup call about the constantly rising levels of greenhouse gases which are driving climate change," WMO chief Michel Jarraud said in a statement.
"If we are to preserve our planet for future generations, we need urgent action to curb new emissions of these heat-trapping gases. Time is running out," he warned.
Spring values in the northern hemisphere had previously spiked over the 400 ppm level, but this was the first time the monthly mean concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere exceeded the threshold.
The global annual average is set to exceed the 400 ppm level in 2015 or 2016, the agency added.
CO2 stays locked in the atmosphere for hundreds of years, and its lifespan in the oceans is longer still.
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uhh.. oh wait.. what was it long before man ever showed up?
Ooooooh, We are doomed!
Remember when Ted Danson gave earth tens year till Dooms Day? What’s it been now, 15 years?
Our planet has built-in balancing systems. For example, if a species in a region becomes over populated some natural calamity will come along to re-balance it. If one hemisphere becomes heavier than the other, the globe will naturally rotate and what was north will become south. Australia will no longer be down under. And all our drains will reverse.
Well, that’s it then.
So, why worry about it?
1st qtr, 2014 U.S. economic growth was at .01% indicating that the economic degrowth goal of “Sustainable Development/Agenda 21” as adopted by the U.S. has largely been met. This also fulfills the machevellian wish of Maurice Strong, UN Chairman of UNCED aka The Rio Earth Summit where in 1992 he articulated the veiled intentions of the “Plan for the 21st Century - Sustainable Development/Agenda 21” by saying this in regard to our “unsustainable” high consumption of natural resources which is, according to them destroying the Earth; “...isen’t it our responsibility to bring about the collapse of the industrialized countries?” Now, to become truly as “Sustainable” as perhaps Bangladesh, more vital work is quickly needed to further collapse and “Degrow” the American economy. This will be accomplished by more draconian restrictions on business and energy use which will be mandated by arbitrary regulations spawned by the bogus hype to save the planet from the dread effects of antropogenic Global Warming aka Climate Change aka Climate Disruption.
I can only imagine the sight of the massive ice sheets that used to cover EUrope.. and not so long ago..
Obama might call it chill’d diplomacy..
It’s just Mother Nature puttin’ some ice on it... in a ‘clintonian’ way.
Glad the uN remains focused on is core mission.. drugs,drink and parrrrty!!!
“Scientist” have become money hungry, bullshit scam artists.
Yes, Ted and Leon Panetta too.. Save the Oceans.
I wonder how many millions he raked in on that racket?
Ya wanna save the oceans? stay the heck out of it, ya slimy bastards!!
Oh No what will the plants do?
Oh yeah, they will thrive. LOL
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In the movie This Is It, Michael Jackson said we had four years left before environmental destruction would be irreversible. He’s been dead five years, so I have to assume we’re already totally screwed.
Anthropogenic global warming IS the hoax.
Natural global warming does exist.
CO2 comes AFTER the warming. We’re headed for cooling. Yay. Bring it. Maybe save on my a/c bill down here in SFL.
Right. Rocketing up to 0.04%. I can hardly breathe.
These phony figures are based off a monitoring station in Hawaii right next to an active volcano that corrupts all the data. Google “Hawaii vog” and you will see the vog (volcanic smog) has been exceptionally bad this year because of extended periods of no trade winds. That’s how you get phony CO2 readings supposedly increasing.
Where are we now? Is he still really, really, really concerned or has he moved on to really, really, really, really concerned?
Wanna bet by this summer and fall we will hear nothing of obummercare, the VA, unemployment or Beghazi, only how only obummer can save the planet?
Ambient atmosphere contains roughly 76& Nitrogen and roughly 20% Oxygen, depending on the weather, and other variables.
That leaves roughly 4% of what we breathe to be all other gases, including CO2.
When we purged a room we would add pure Nitrogen. Within a matter of hours, length of time depending on the size of the room, the room would be at 5% or less Oxygen. Most of the other gases and Oxygen were displaced by the Nitrogen.
The Oxygen levee was then allowed to drift down to 1 to 1.5%. The CO2 level would be .2 to .3%. It was kept there by either mechanical CO2 scrubbers or lots of bags of lime.. The apples could then be kept for 9 to 10 months before packing and selling.
And yet this is a HIGHER level than the Medieval Warming period and the world is substantially cooler now than then. Oh, yeah, and there’s been no actual warming increase in almost 20 years now.
Time to panic? Only if you’re a cohort of third world dictators trying to dupe the U.S. into forking over trillions of free money to them because somehow third world countries will be more affected by the warming that hasn’t been happening .
Well... the government wants to TAX it.
I could throw in a /sarc, but that probably isn't really necessary.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Interesting pics at link.
Still Ice Fishing????
We are ok on this one. Just wanted to let everyone know that I have 2 containers on my deck with really healthy spinach. It is providing me with awesome fresh greens; and helping to drive down that CO2 level for the planet.
Everyone can back away from from the ledge now; its going to be ok.
An increasing in volcanic eruptions. When sunspot activity and solar storms decrease the number of volcanic eruptions increases. Why? Have no idea.
Volcanoes put out more CO2 than man could ever begin to create.
That means that 4/100 of one percent of the atmosphere is CO2.
Or, to put it another way, 99.96% of the atmosphere is NOT CO2.
If the time is running out, screw it. Party like it’s 2999.
.... Of course it is!! The increased amount of volcanic activity is releasing more CO2 as magma rises from the depths of the Earth then belching it into the atmosphere.
Ohhhh. I get it now.
So that's why Guam might tip over if we put 8,000 more Marines on it!
If one nation grows to become prosperous and free, becoming the leader of the world, a light unto the world, a party and a leader will arise to drag it down to mediocrity, . . oh, wait. . . Damn. . .
This reminds me of the character Dogbert in the Dilbert comic, who was starting a scam about the end of the world in the year 2000. Why 2000?
“Because it’s a big and round number. Big... and round.” As if anyone other than humans care about round numbers.
But it’s like 400 as a “threshold”. No threshold of anything other than being a round number.
Water Vapor is 40,000 ppm and Argon is 19,000 ppm. Water is a green house gas, but of course also the stuff of life; as CO2 is. They should be consistent and try to remove H2O from the atmosphere too. That would expose the silliness of this whole exercise.
Or until plants eat it, whichever comes first.
Please tap me on the shoulder the minute and second that it's over.
...and gasoline at $4.00 a gallon costs horrendously more than gas at #3.99.9 a gallon...
Dumb@$$3d low-info liberals!
From the above link:
Peer-Reviewed Survey Finds Majority Of Scientists Skeptical Of Global Warming Crisis
It is becoming clear that not only do many scientists dispute the asserted global warming crisis, but these skeptical scientists may indeed form a scientific consensus.
Dont look now, but maybe a scientific consensus exists concerning global warming after all. Only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis, according to a survey reported in the peer-reviewed Organization Studies. By contrast, a strong majority of the 1,077 respondents believe that nature is the primary cause of recent global warming and/or that future global warming will not be a very serious problem.