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.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
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
To capture the public imagination
we have to
dramatic statements, and little mention of any doubts one might
have Each of us has to decide the right balance between being
effective and being honest.
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 .
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.