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Driven by China and India, global Co2
to reach record high next year: study

Hindustan Times [New Delhi, India], by Samar Halarnkar

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 12/2/2012 3:18:56 PM

Bangalore - Driven by China and India and seemingly unaffected by an economic slowdown, global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will reach a record high in 2012, according to new figures made public on Sunday. Emissions from the burning of fossil fuels - mainly the use of coal to generate electricity - will rise to a record 35.6 billion tonnes, a 58% rise above 1990 levels, said a study released by the Global Carbon Project, a partnership of scientists established in 2001 to create a knowledge base about global warming. The latest warning - in a slew of dire reports since November

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India and China are biggest polluters? Quick - punish all industries in the USA and let re-locate over there!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 12/2/2012 3:21:04 PM     (No. 9044730)

A lot of plant life is sure going to be happy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: neanderthal, 12/2/2012 3:23:24 PM     (No. 9044734)

The answer is obvious. North America and Europe must reduce their production by 90%. That way the world will survive yet another environmental Armageddon

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Reply 3 - Posted by: QRP, 12/2/2012 3:43:34 PM     (No. 9044757)

Notice how they do not say the global temperature has actually gone up, or that the raise in CO2 is actually attributable to human activity. They only refer to dire warnings.
The global temperature has not risen in the past 15 years, and human activity accounts for only about 4% of the CO2 in the atmosphere.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/2/2012 3:47:59 PM     (No. 9044758)

So we not only need to fund millions of windmills here but another several million for India and China. This will keep factories buzzing. It would be a lot cheaper just to learn to live with climate change.

As we´ve seen with Sandy,this country is totally unprepared to deal with disasters. Our enemies can see that and know where to target to knock our survivability out.We´re supposed to kneel and bow to the central planners who can´t even get food or housing to disaster victims.

Instead of doing a better job on preparedness we´ll spend billions developing car batteries that explode.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: gesundheit, 12/2/2012 3:50:47 PM     (No. 9044762)

China and India won´t even let us take part in their new trade organization, so the likelihood of those countries agreeing to lower their carbon omissions on our urgings is zero.

If Western environmentalists believe it´s critical to reduce globabl carbon emissions, they´ll have to take things into their own hands, maybe by volunteering to stop breathing for a few hours each day.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: viking diver, 12/2/2012 4:06:13 PM     (No. 9044789)

of course they don´t talk about all the volcano´s that have erupted this year and spewed into the atmosphere ton´s of sulfuric acid, CO2, ash and a whole host of other chemicals. each time an volcano goes off equals about 100 years of mans industrial revolution pollution. Guess don´t let the facts get in the way of a political agenda

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 12/2/2012 4:22:17 PM     (No. 9044801)

They use some really big numbers. The 35 Billion Tons equals an additional 2 parts per million in the atmosphere. That means you have 10,000 rolls of pennies and you´re adding just 1 penny to the mix.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jackburton, 12/2/2012 5:35:50 PM     (No. 9044869)

You know, any of these numbers don´t take into account the fact that the U.S. EATS CO2. The calculations just spew the estimated CO2 output from our industrial activity. We´re one of the most forested nations in the world and just about the most sparsely populated. And we have thriving agriculture.

China meanwhile has to import wood to make chopsticks.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: volksford, 12/2/2012 6:13:10 PM     (No. 9044913)

Meawhile back at the ranch...we let the enviro idiots destroy us .

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Reply 10 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 12/2/2012 7:58:48 PM     (No. 9045002)

Still this is a good fact to keep handy, when the discussion turns to CO2.

I don´t think CO2 levels have zoot to do with global temperature, even a tiny bit does all that a bunch can do, and water vapor is the much, much bigger deal anyway so unless you´re going to put all the oceans in a baggy, that´s that.

Still, it might be a good thing to keep an eye on CO2 levels, at some point it does become a problem for mammals who like to breathe, no matter how happy it makes plants.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 12/2/2012 9:26:03 PM     (No. 9045082)

Why not rale on carbon MONoxide? That stuff´ll kill ya.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: eorsc, 12/2/2012 9:32:17 PM     (No. 9045084)

I´ve seen satellite pictures that have massive coal smoke swinging from China across the Pacific and up over British Columbia and Alaska. They said it could cause more rain and snow there. (!!)

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 12/2/2012 10:11:04 PM     (No. 9045121)

So?

So what?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jglas, 12/3/2012 9:58:53 AM     (No. 9045723)

And yet global temperatures have remained the same for the last sixteen years. How do you explain that?

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