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    Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accelerate Like a ‘Speeding Freight Train’ in 2018

    Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accelerate Like a ‘Speeding Freight Train’ in 2018


    Dec. 5, 2018

    Greenhouse gas emissions worldwide are growing at an accelerating pace this year, researchers said Wednesday, putting the world on track to face some of the most severe consequences of global warming sooner than expected.

    Scientists described the quickening rate of carbon dioxide emissions in stark terms, comparing it to a “speeding freight train” and laying part of the blame on an unexpected surge in the appetite for oil as people around the world not only buy more cars but also drive them farther than in the past — more than offsetting any gains from the spread of electric vehicles.

    “We’ve seen oil use go up five years in a row,” said Rob Jackson, a professor of earth system science at Stanford and an author of one of two studies published Wednesday. “That’s really surprising.”


    And yet, we will soon here the climate change deniers chime in -- "there is nothing we can do"; "but the economy"; "it's all nature not man."

    The fact is that the time to act is upon us and if we don't, it may be the end of civilization.
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    Re: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accelerate Like a ‘Speeding Freight Train’ in 2018

    I hear Bernie Sanders racked up $300,000 in private jet costs just last month. If only those damned climate deniers could be more like climate-loving Bernie.

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    Re: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accelerate Like a ‘Speeding Freight Train’ in 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by MTAtech View Post
    Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accelerate Like a ‘Speeding Freight Train’ in 2018


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    And yet, we will soon here the climate change deniers chime in -- "there is nothing we can do"; "but the economy"; "it's all nature not man."

    The fact is that the time to act is upon us and if we don't, it may be the end of civilization.
    The story does not agree with the data!
    https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/weekly.html
    CO2 level in 2018 have increased by 2.11 ppm over the last year.
    This rate is lower than many earlier years.
    https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/gr.html
    2002 2.50
    2003 2.27
    2004 1.60
    2005 2.54
    2006 1.68
    2007 2.27
    2008 1.57
    2009 2.02
    2010 2.32
    2011 1.92
    2012 2.61
    2013 2.01
    2014 2.17
    2015 3.01
    2016 2.99
    2017 1.89
    2018 so far 2.11

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    Re: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accelerate Like a ‘Speeding Freight Train’ in 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by MTAtech View Post
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    And yet, we will soon here the climate change deniers chime in -- "there is nothing we can do"; "but the economy"; "it's all nature not man."

    The fact is that the time to act is upon us and if we don't, it may be the end of civilization.
    Wait, weren't we already told that there is nothing that we can do? That it's to late already? Can't you people make up your minds? Well, thanks for the warning. We'll just file it with the millions of others over that past 50 years or so, since we were supposed to be goners already.
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    Re: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accelerate Like a ‘Speeding Freight Train’ in 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Wait, weren't we already told that there is nothing that we can do? That it's to late already? Can't you people make up your minds? Well, thanks for the warning. We'll just file it with the millions of others over that past 50 years or so, since we were supposed to be goners already.
    Who said we were "supposed to be goners already?"
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    Re: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accelerate Like a ‘Speeding Freight Train’ in 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Who said we were "supposed to be goners already?"
    Noted climate scientist Ted Danson, sometime around 1980.

    Edit: It was 1988
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    Re: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accelerate Like a ‘Speeding Freight Train’ in 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Noted climate scientist Ted Danson, sometime around 1980.
    I don't see how the actor who starred in "Cheers" is the authority on human extinction.
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    Re: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accelerate Like a ‘Speeding Freight Train’ in 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    The story does not agree with the data!
    https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/weekly.html
    CO2 level in 2018 have increased by 2.11 ppm over the last year.
    This rate is lower than many earlier years.
    https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/gr.html
    2002 2.50
    2003 2.27
    2004 1.60
    2005 2.54
    2006 1.68
    2007 2.27
    2008 1.57
    2009 2.02
    2010 2.32
    2011 1.92
    2012 2.61
    2013 2.01
    2014 2.17
    2015 3.01
    2016 2.99
    2017 1.89
    2018 so far 2.11
    2018 has increased over 2017, and it is increasing overall.

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    Re: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accelerate Like a ‘Speeding Freight Train’ in 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by MTAtech View Post
    I don't see how the actor who starred in "Cheers" is the authority on human extinction.
    I know, that's what I say. DiCaprio, Gore, Brad Pitt, Daryl Hannah, etc... But, for some reason we are supposed to listen to them about this. If they have some pointers on pretending to be someone else, I'm all ears. But this? No thanks.
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    Re: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accelerate Like a ‘Speeding Freight Train’ in 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by MTAtech View Post
    Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accelerate Like a ‘Speeding Freight Train’ in 2018


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    And yet, we will soon here the climate change deniers chime in -- "there is nothing we can do"; "but the economy"; "it's all nature not man."

    The fact is that the time to act is upon us and if we don't, it may be the end of civilization.
    You know what creates zero greenhouse gases? Not being alive.

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