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After 2 flat years, global carbon dioxide emissions are up.  2% globally.

 

The US was down .4%.  Twice what those socialist do gooders in Europe were down.

 

China was up 3.4%   Didn't Obama make a deal with China that they could pump as much carbon emissions as they can possibly create into the air until 2030?  Is anyone surprised we are up globally while the US continues to lead the way?

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AP November 13, 2017, 10:09 AM

Global carbon dioxide emissions up about 2 percent, scientists say

 

WASHINGTON -- Global carbon pollution rose this year after three straight years when levels of the heat-trapping gas didn't go up at all, scientists reported Monday.

Preliminary figures project that worldwide carbon dioxide emissions are up about 2 percent this year, according to an international team of scientists. Most of the increase came from China.

The report by the Global Carbon Project team dashed hopes that emissions from the burning of coal, oil and gas had peaked.

"We hoped that we had turned the corner... We haven't," said study co-author Rob Jackson, an Earth scientist at Stanford University.

Carbon dioxide emissions rose steadily and slowly starting in the late 1880s with the Industrial Revolution, then took off dramatically in the 1950s. In the last three years, levels had stabilized at about 40 billion tons of carbon dioxide.

Estimates for 2017 put it at about 40.8 billion tons. Sixty years ago, the world spewed only 9.2 billion tons.

"It's a bit staggering," said co-author Ralph Keeling, a Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientist, noting in an email that levels have increased fourfold since he was born in the 1950s. "We race headlong into the unknown."

Man-made carbon dioxide is causing more than 90 percent of global warming since 1950, U.S. scientists reported this month. 

This year's increase was mostly spurred by a 3.5 percent jump in Chinese carbon pollution, said study co-author Glen Peters, a Norwegian scientist. Declines in the U.S. (0.4 percent) and Europe (0.2 percent) were smaller than previous years. India, the No. 3 carbon polluting nation, went up 2 percent.

The 2017 estimate comes to an average of 2.57 million pounds of carbon dioxide spewing into the air every second.

The study was published Monday and is being presented in Bonn, Germany, during climate talks where leaders are trying to come up with rules for the 2015 Paris deal. The goal is to limit temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius since preindustrial times, but it's already warmed half that amount.

"It was tough enough and if this paper is indicative of long-term trends, it just got tougher," said Princeton University climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer, who wasn't part of the team of 76 scientists who wrote the report.

While he called the study authoritative, Pennsylvania State University climate scientist Michael Mann said he sees no need to do figures for 2017 that are not complete, saying it may be "jumping the gun a bit."

Jackson said the team — which produces these reports every year in November — has confidence in its 2017 report because it is based on real data from top polluting nations through the summer and in some cases through October. Plus, he said past estimates have been correct within a couple tenths of a percentage point.

The top five carbon polluting countries are China, the United States, India, Russia and Japan. Europe, taken as a whole, would rank third.

 

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Hey, don't blame Trump.  We aren't even in the Paris accords, and our emissions are down.  These clowns that signed onto Paris are the problem.  And the democrats that enabled them.

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2 mins ago, jkrock said:

Hey, don't blame Trump.  We aren't even in the Paris accords, and our emissions are down.  These clowns that signed onto Paris are the problem.  And the democrats that enabled them.

It's all Trumps fault!

They need our money to make it work.

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Could be.  I seem to recall Obama puffing out his pigeon chest over a deal he made allowing China's carbon dioxide emissions  to peak in 2030.  Only 13 more years of increases to go.

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14 mins ago, jkrock said:

China was up 3.4% 

 

 

5 mins ago, Gotcow? said:

It's all Trumps fault!

They need our money to make it work.

It'll drop once that windbag Trump leaves Asia!

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All the MMGW deniers should run an experiment. Run a hose connected to the exhaust pipe of your running vehicle into your bedroom. Close all windows and doors. Take the temperature.Tap a nap for a few hours. If you wake up, take the temperature again. Tell the world that the carbon emissions were not harmful!

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Someone should let China know that, despite what Obama agreed to, unlimited carbon emissions until 2030 is way too long from now to save the world.  John Kerry busy these days?

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14 mins ago, Livefreeordie said:

All the MMGW deniers should run an experiment. Run a hose connected to the exhaust pipe of your running vehicle into your bedroom. Close all windows and doors. Take the temperature.Tap a nap for a few hours. If you wake up, take the temperature again. Tell the world that the carbon emissions were not harmful!

That's a stupid example.

Everyone knows CO is deadly over certain ppm.

 

BTW, give me a room with the same volume as the Earths atmosphere and I will conduct your experiment.

Wanna bet nothing happens?

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3 mins ago, jkrock said:

I'm very concerned that this is yet another problem that Obama kicked the can down the road on.  Did he accomplish anything in 8 years?

Yes! He divided the Country.

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