Carbon emissions at record high: report

May 30, 2011
Pylons near cooling towers at the Golfech nuclear power plant, southwestern France. Carbon emissions are at their highest ever levels, stoking fears of a global temperature rise over the "dangerous" two degrees Celsius threshold, according to data cited by the Guardian newspaper.

Carbon emissions are at their highest ever levels, stoking fears of a global temperature rise over the "dangerous" two degrees Celsius threshold, according to data cited by the Guardian newspaper.

Unpublished estimates from the revealed that the world economy's return to growth in 2010 coincided with a 1.6 gigatonne rise in , the highest ever recorded jump.

"This is the worst news on emission," IEA chief economist Faith Birol told the British newspaper.

"It is becoming extremely challenging to remain below two degrees", he added. "The prospect is getting bleaker. That is what the numbers say."

Scientists believe that a temperature rise of more than two degrees Celsius would represent "dangerous climate change".

The IEA has warned that annual energy-related emissions should be no higher than 32Gt by 2020.

The latest figures estimate that 30.6Gt of carbon dioxide were emitted in 2010.

Nicholas Stern of the London School of Economics, the author of an influential report into the economics of climate change, predicted dire consequences unless emissions were reined in.

"These figures indicate that (emissions) are now close to being back on a 'business as usual' path," he told the paper.

According to... projections, such a path ... would mean around a 50% chance of a rise in global average temperature of more than 4C by 2100," he added.

"Such warming would disrupt the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people across the planet, leading to widespread mass migration and conflict," he added.

Around three-quarters of the rise was attributed to .

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mertzj
5 / 5 (5) May 30, 2011
What do nuclear cooling towers have to do with carbon emissions?
omatumr
2.1 / 5 (11) May 30, 2011
What do nuclear cooling towers have to do with carbon emissions?


Fear evoking?

Anyway the link between CO2 and global warming is tenuous at best.

Serious studies of climate change show dominant control by Earth's heat source - the Sun [1-5].

1. Suns motion and sunspots, Astron. Journal 70, 193-200 (1965)

2. "Solar rotation, impulses of the torque in the Sun's motion, and climatic variation", Climatic Change 12, 265-295 (1998)

3. "Super-fluidity in the solar interior: Implications for solar eruptions and climate", Journal of Fusion Energy 21, 193-198 (2002)

http://arxiv.org/.../0501441

4. "The Sun Kings: . . ." by Stuart Clark [Princeton Press, 2007] 211 pages

Swww.stuartclark.c...un-kings

5. "Earth's Heat Source - The Sun", Energy and Environment 20, 131-144 (2009)

http://arxiv.org/pdf/0905.0704

With kind regards,
Oliver K. Manuel
Vendicar_Decarian
3 / 5 (6) May 31, 2011
"Anyway the link between CO2 and global warming is tenuous at best." - OmaTard

In fact it is so Un-tenuous that the relationship was computed by hand on the back of a paper napkin by Lord Kelvin over 100 years ago.

And he didn't even have the advantage of knowing - as you do - that the sun is made out of iron.

Ahahahahahahah... Poor Tard ... Pooor, Poor, Tard..
Voleure
3.7 / 5 (3) May 31, 2011
Oliver is a shill, he gets paid to spread disinformation. Within minutes of any article about climate you will see his boilerplate post. He's not poor believe that.
omatumr
1 / 5 (3) May 31, 2011
Ahahahahahahah... Poor Tard ... Pooor, Poor, Tard..


If the experimental evidence of CO2-induced global warming existed, research data from the University of Virginia and the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia would be made available to the public.

Instead, these institutions refused to honor Freedom of Information requests.

Why hide data that the public paid for?

That's not science!

Vendicar_Decarian
1 / 5 (1) Jun 01, 2011
"If the experimental evidence of CO2-induced global warming existed, research data from the University of Virginia and the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia would be made available to the public." - OmaTard

95% of it was publicly available from a host of different sources. The 5% that was not, was available from the MET for a fee.

So once again the Conservative Denialist claim is found to be a nothing more than a lie.

"Instead, these institutions refused to honor Freedom of Information requests." - OmaTard

Since the information being requested was publicly available there was no need to respond to the 60 or so requests they were receiving from QuackTards like you who wouldn't know what the data ment even if they had it.

And again, the truth is not how the Conservative Denialist portrays it.

I have never encountered a Conservative who wasn't a perpetual and congenital liar.

Vendicar_Decarian
1 / 5 (1) Jun 01, 2011
"That's not science!" - OmaTard

Supplying Lying Quack Tards with every detail of your data and every step in it's analysis is what the Quack Tards demanded.

They know nothing of how science is conducted, and despite their ignorant whining, providing such data and analysis has never been part of science.

Poor Tards.....
omatumr
not rated yet Jun 01, 2011
Despite distortions and shrill complaints, "They know nothing of how science is conducted, . . . providing such data and analysis has never been part of science,"


The AGW game is over; Western economies may survive!

CO2-induced global warming is a scam, not science [1].

Cyclic changes in Earth's heat source - the Sun - induce changes in Earth's climate [2,3].

Why?

Solar wobble shifts the dense, energetic neutron star inside the Sun's diffuse, globe of waste products - the photosphere [4]

1. "Earth's Heat Source - The Sun", Energy & Environment 20, 131-144 (2009)

http://arxiv.org/pdf/0905.0704

2. "Did Quiet Sun Cause Little Ice Age After All?" Science (May 26, 2011)

news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2011/05/did-quiet-sun-cause-little-ice-a.html?ref=hp

3. Science: Solar Wobble/Global Cooling (31 May 2011)

www.suite101.com/...Nx6K4CXS

4." Neutron Repulsion"

http://arxiv.org/...2.1499v1