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U.S. CO2 Levels Drop Again So Why Aren't Green Groups Rejoicing?
IBD ^ | 07/13/2018

Posted on 07/13/2018 11:46:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Once more, science provides bad news for global warming alarmists. U.S. CO2 levels again declined during 2017, despite overall global output again rising. Credit U.S. fracking and the natural gas boom. But don't worry: the hysteria won't end.

The new report, based on U.S. data, shows clearly the U.S. continuing downward trend.

"The U.S. emitted 15.6 metric tons of CO2 per person in 1950," wrote the Daily Caller. "After rising for decades, it's declined in recent years to 15.8 metric tons per person in 2017, the lowest measured levels in 67 years."

That's right. 67 years. Green groups and leftist climate extremists should be exulting. The U.S. has found a way to produce more GDP — making all of us better off — with less energy.

Meanwhile, Europe has imposed massive economy-deadening regulations on its economies in order to reduce CO2 output. How has that worked?

Last year, European output of CO2 rose 1.5%, while U.S. output fell 0.5%. For the record, the disaster predicted when President Trump left the Paris climate agreement and rejected draconian EPA restrictions on power plants hasn't materialized. On the contrary, the U.S. model has been shown to be superior.

This isn't the first time we've reported the ongoing decline in U.S. CO2. And if current trends hold, it won't be the last. And, to be sure, it is a long-term trend.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration's latest energy report notes that, from 2005 to 2017, U.S. energy related emissions of carbon dioxide plunged by 861 million metric tons, a 14% drop. It's both a result of the decline due to the Great Recession and the fracking revolution.

The EIA forecast expects a very slight uptick over the next two years in the U.S. as the economy continues its Trump boom.

(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; co2; fakescience; globalwarming; greenhousegas

1 posted on 07/13/2018 11:46:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m worried for the forests if this trend continues!


2 posted on 07/13/2018 11:48:17 AM PDT by thesharkboy (Charter member of the Basket of Deplorables)
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To: SeekAndFind

Because there’s so much more work to do.


3 posted on 07/13/2018 11:50:58 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Apoplectic is where we want them)
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To: SeekAndFind

They’re not rejoicing because they didn’t make people suffer for it.

Eco-fascism is an apocalyptic, hair-shirt cult religion. You don’t gain salvation unless you undergo chastisement and flagellation


4 posted on 07/13/2018 11:51:11 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: SeekAndFind

Screw CO2 ,they WANT THE MONEY ,LOL


5 posted on 07/13/2018 11:53:03 AM PDT by butlerweave
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s not about clean air; it’s about ending capitalism. Liberalism is a front for the fascist movement.


6 posted on 07/13/2018 11:55:14 AM PDT by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho) to sun spot6)
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To: SeekAndFind

> So Why Aren’t Green Groups Rejoicing?
Because CO2 is a tool for other goals and “green groups” are easily used by groups in an effort to achieve things like
* wealth redistribution
* communism
* making Elon Musk rich

Decreased CO2 makes it harder to achieve the real goals.


7 posted on 07/13/2018 11:56:01 AM PDT by LostPassword
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To: SeekAndFind

This is NOT good.

CO2: I believe is a lagging indicator of the true cause of climate change ... the sun.

CO2 is plant food. It is absorbed by growing things. But it is also part of a cycle. If it is a warming cycle CO2 will be released and plants will prosper. After extended mediocre solar activity the levels may start dropping as not enough is being released from reservoirs like the oceans in the natural cycle.

Then as things start to finally get cold ... we are screwed.

Though granted it would take time.

Aside: given people’s short term memory probably time enough for anthropogenic global warming to be recast as anthropogenic global cooling.


8 posted on 07/13/2018 11:56:46 AM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: SeekAndFind

What leftists really want is total control over your life.


9 posted on 07/13/2018 12:00:02 PM PDT by libertylover (I'm not arguing with you; I'm just explaining why I'm right and you're wrong.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Great article!


10 posted on 07/13/2018 12:04:02 PM PDT by rb22982
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, but there are more than twice as many people in the US today than in 1950...cherry-picking the data to make an invalid point (US CO2 levels dropping, that is)...


11 posted on 07/13/2018 12:06:36 PM PDT by Moltke (Reasoning with a liberal is like watering a rock in the hope to grow a building.)
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To: Rurudyne

Don’t worry. Our contribution to worldwide carbon emissions in either direction is totally insignificant.


12 posted on 07/13/2018 12:07:28 PM PDT by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: SeekAndFind

Because - Trump...........................


13 posted on 07/13/2018 12:13:35 PM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world discovered the TRUTH......Q Anon)
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To: PGR88
Simple explanation— because most of them are far left ideologues who enjoy being perpetually miserable and making those around them likewise.
14 posted on 07/13/2018 12:23:10 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
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To: SeekAndFind

They aren’t rejoicing, because Trump gets the credit for his policies instead of them.


15 posted on 07/13/2018 12:23:45 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists call 'em what you will they all have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: thesharkboy

And the crops. Smaller harvests will be, of course, attributed to AGW rather than to less CO2 for the plant life.


16 posted on 07/13/2018 12:30:18 PM PDT by arthurus (/)
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To: SeekAndFind

17 posted on 07/13/2018 12:52:15 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (;I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath. Do your research.” Sherlock Holmes)
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To: Spok

Ending not only Capitalism, but human lives—through the continued allowance of mass slaughter of the unborn, making human life cheapened to that of a lab specimen, which perpetuates murder on a grand scale that threatens every single truly innocent man, woman and child on this Earth. The UN wants Agenda 21, and the Deep State in with the UN looks to take by force the United States.

But you see, Putin doesn’t look at us that way. As he talks with President Trump, his evil eyes look straight through him to Israel; and if we become too much of a hindrance to Czar Putin’s warplans, he has no problem of sending a few ICBMs over to make this abundantly clear. BUT—GOD is in the process of dragging his country and other countries’ forces down to take Israel, and where God will wipe them out.

Dear FRiends, the countdown has started, and we and this world are not down to the last days but now the last hours before Christ’s Return. Brother Amir Tsarfati in his teachings from Scripture and his personal understanding/experience from being an active-reserve Major in the IDF, has been warning with the unfathomable love of the Lord Jesus to all, that we are in the calm before the storm. The calm before everything—EVERYTHING—spirals out of control. Those of you who have not, and any who for a moment aren’t sure, accept Him before it’s too late. I implore you in the Love of Jesus.


18 posted on 07/13/2018 1:24:39 PM PDT by Patriot777 ("When you see these things begin to happen, look up, for your redemption draweth nigh.")
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To: Rurudyne
plants take in CO2 thru the stomata in the leaves and chlorophyll in the leaves absorb sunlight so the leaves photosynthesize the CO2 into larger carbon compounds such as glucose or cellulose or other compounds like lignin

The O2 cleaved from the CO2 by the plant during photosynthesis is emitted back to the atmosphere and then used by animals for respiration and the waste product of respiration is CO2, which is sent back into the atmosphere to be used by the plants. You blood pulls o2 thru the lungs and it makes the blood bright red and delivers it to the cells and picks up the co2 from the cells which makes it rusty red color and the co2 is emitted by the lungs.

That is the carbon-oxygen cycle on earth. That is not a problem.

The problem is that in earlier times, over millions and billions of years, huge amounts of these carbon compounds were produced and stored in the ground as coal, oil, and natural gas. They are truly fossils

Over a very short period of time huge amounts of these materials were dug up and burned. we have burned coal for only 300 yrs, oil for about a 100 years, and nat gas for even less.

And over this short time period the earths population has grown exponentially to 7 billion and will reach 11 billion by 2100. And as more nations grow their economy more will need fossil fuels

19 posted on 07/13/2018 1:32:55 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: SeekAndFind

The headline made it sound like the ambient CO2 concentration in the atmosphere had declined...which would be surprising news to me...but its just US CO2 output, which is not remarkable at all. Either way I am not convinced its a good thing, because I don’t think raising CO2 levels is a bad thing, but I think its a potentially misleading headline.


20 posted on 07/13/2018 6:11:33 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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