Skip to comments.Rising CO2 poses bigger climate threat than warming, study says
Posted on 06/12/2018 12:56:50 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Even if global warming is curbed and the increase in global temperature is limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius, scientists warn rising CO2 concentrations could still trigger a dangerous increase in extreme weather.
Broadly speaking, more CO2 translates to higher temperatures, but the relationship between atmosphere and climate is complex, and scientists say there are scenarios in which warming could be limited to 1.5 degrees, despite a sizable increase in atmospheric CO2.
New climate models developed by researchers at the University of Bristol and the University of Oxford suggest CO2 levels, not global temperatures, are a better predictor of the most damaging consequences of climate change.
"Future work is needed to confirm exactly why we see this direct CO2 effect, but current research points to a combination of circulation and cloud cover changes, and an increase in the amount of direct radiation on the Earth's surface due to simply having more CO2 in the atmosphere," Huge Baker, a PhD student in physics at Oxford, said in a news release.
In a new study, published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change, scientists argued climate change mitigation agreements need set targets for atmospheric CO2.
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Rising CO2 could kill all the plants!! Then what are we supposed to do?? People!! This is serious!!
Better shut down that volcano in Hawaii, yessir.
Wait a minute.
I thought rising CO2 was the cause of warming.
Or has that story been changed because objective data show no warming at all for at least two decades?
They’re hedging, given that we are heading into a low sunspot period akin to previous minimums, and that typically results in cooler temps.
The atmosphere of Mars is 95% CO2. Why isn’t it on fire? It is pretty cold out there.
Moving the goalposts again.
“Warming” wasn’t working.
Just plant more trees.
Have these people heard of photosynthesis, when plants absorb CO2 and release oxygen?
So, basically, they are tacitly admitting that he Global Warming hustle is a bust, but they cannot let go of the POWER that comes with their solutions for reducing CO2 output.
One of several propaganda global warming articles today.
“New climate models developed by researchers at the University of Bristol and the University of Oxford”
I thought the science was settled. Why are they wasting resources on more models?
The Day of the Triffids (1963)
The true believers honestly think that the CO2 from human activity is different, somehow, from “natural” CO2.
Pure unadulterated crap.
New climate models
Meet the new climate model, same as the old climate model.
Another fact-less article that begs the question - why?!
So what is the current level of CO2 expressed as a per cent of air at sea level? /sarc
The last time I looked, it was .04%.
Photosynthesis? Whats that? Isnt that a male prosthetic for girls who want to be guys?
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