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Saturday, June 25, 2011
Carbon Dioxide Levels Hit New High
As I have mentioned in the past,
I have always considered the link between CO2 levels and Global Temperatures as
highly suspect. That continues to hold
true even more forcefully today. Yet is
fails to address the real issue that CO2 is rising.
Now the odds are that increased
CO2 levels will turn out to be a good thing in both the medium and long term,
so we will not get too excited about it.
However it would be better to actually know what the effect will be.
After saying that the reality
today we are about to witness a complete disinvestment of Nuclear, Coal and
Oil. It will also happen just as fast as
is possible. The Rossi Focardi Reactor
is an eight times unity heat engine and will surely be even cheaper to build
out than any competitor. The utility
companies will learn that the only thing that is worth something will be their
This means that inside twenty
years we will be completely out of the CO 2
business and that will include cars.
So the good news is that the days of human CO2 production is now swiftly
coming to an end. We can stop worrying
about it and may even come to day where we will burn these fuels in order to
sustain CO2 in agricultural applications.
Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have reached a new peak despite the
economic recession in western countries and assurances from politicians that
they intend to cut emissions, new research has shown.
The research comes after estimates from the International Energy
Agency, revealed by the Guardian on Monday, that carbon-dioxide
emissions from energy generation in 2010 were also the highest in history.
About three-quarters of the energy emissions increase in 2010 came from
developing countries, including China
said the IEA.
The continuing upward trend of CO2 concentration in the atmosphere
is alarming climate scientists who say that levels must be held at or around
400 ppm if we are to have any chance of avoiding serious climate change.
"This underlines the urgency of the problem. The CO2 figure
continues to grow rapidly [and] can only accelerate while industrialising
countries [such as China and
India] do not decarbonise
their economies because they have an increasingly large share of total
emissions", said Dr Alice
Bows, lecturer in Energy and climate change at Manchester university's Sustainable
Loa monitoring station, run by the US government's National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – situated at 12,000 ft and well away
from major pollution sources in the middle of the Pacific – is considered the
most reliable place to measure concentrations of gases in the atmosphere.
If present trends of a 1.5–2ppm annual increase in CO2 levels
continue, there is little chance of stabilising greenhouse gas concentrations
at 450 ppm. This would only result in a 50% likelihood of limiting global
warming to 2C. Climate scientists say it would be necessary to achieve
stabilisation well below 400 ppm to give a relatively high certainty of
not exceeding 2C.
"It's not too late to stop dangerous climate change if the world
acts now – and fast. We need to save energy, reduce demand, and develop safe
and renewable alternatives to polluting fossil fuels," said Mike Childs,
head of climate at Friends of the Earth.
The new CO2 peak comes as 189 countries prepare to resume the
UN climate talks in Bonn.
No final agreement is expected this year because of continuing disagreements
between rich and poor countries but progress is expected to be made on reducing
emissions from forestry and securing cash to enable the poorest countries to
adapt their economies to increasingly severe climatic events.