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Thursday, 7 June 2012

CO2 #1 Bad News (via AlGore)

"First the bad news from the International Energy Agency (IEA). Thanks to a huge jump in Chinese emissions, "global carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil-fuel combustion reached a record high of 31.6 gigatonnes (Gt) in 2011."
"The worse news is that, "The new data provide further evidence that the door to a 2°C trajectory is about to close," according to IEA Chief Economist Fatih Birol. Why does that matter? As Reuters reported:"
"Scientists say ensuring global average temperatures this century do not rise more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels is needed to limit devastating climate effects like crop failure and melting glaciers.""Darn you truth-telling scientists, always ruining the party (see "James Hansen Is Correct About Catastrophic Projections For U.S. Drought If We Don't Act Now")."
"And the worst news, as Birol told Reuters, is that:"
"When I look at this data, the trend is perfectly in line with a temperature increase of 6 degrees Celsius [11°F], which would have devastating consequences for the planet."
Here is the link to the Sadest Post of All: BadNews

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