Green House Gases Rising Like "a Speeding Freight Train"

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    The world’s greenhouse gas emissions are rising at a faster pace in 2018 than they did last year, researchers said Wednesday, the latest evidence that planet-warming pollution is proliferating again after a three-year lull in the middle of the decade. That trend is accelerating the earth’s collision course with some of the most severe consequences of climate change, scientists warned......

    In an accompanying commentary in the journal Nature, scientists said the increases put the world on track with the highest emissions trajectory modeled by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations scientific group. That group issued an alarming report in October that warned that, if emissions continued to rise at the current rate, the planet would warm 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius) above preindustrial levels by 2040, opening the door to widespread food shortages, wildfires, coastal flooding and population displacement.

    But the recent rise in global emissions, together with other factors, including natural variability, could accelerate the timeline, thrusting the earth above that threshold of warming by 2030, the scientists said. They compared the emissions increases to a “speeding freight train.”......

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

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    I have always voted only for those that supported action in combating global warming. I realized that it was always an uphill battle as the forces of greed and short-sightedness are very powerful foes. The war to halt our fall into the environmental abyss is very close to being lost. I realize that there are millions of people who could give two shits for the environment or the world that they leave their children, some of whom are on this board.

    Given that greenhouse emissions are rising, the Amazon basin is about to be raped, and that there is little hope in the near future to stop the degradation of our environment, the Denialist movement is on the ascendancy.

    Congratulations. You have money in your pocket today. Tomorrow your children (and mine) will be suffering and dealing with the clusterfck you left them.
     
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    Did you ever consider looking at the ACTUAL DATA rather than relying on NYTimes to add pants shitting adjectives in to describe it?

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    WHERE THE FUCK is the ACCELERATION over the last 5 years? Or over the 2017 readings?

    It's all hype for the upcoming climate conference. Situation has NOT changed dramatically in CO2 atmos levels and rates for a couple decades now.. Not that CO2 is the SOLE thermostat of the Earth's climate anyways..

    Show me the panic bud. Then go change your underwear... :badgrin:
     
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    GreenHead Gasbags

    Mercenary climate "scientists" are making more money off scare stories than even Stephen King does.
     
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    Get back to us when Bernie Sanders stops flying on private jets! Al Gore too.
     
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    s0n....you obviously tend to the hysterical :113:

    No worries....we'll be fine.
     
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    Actually, it's the MEDIA that runs a free worldwide marketing blitz for this agenda. There are actually very few of the "elite" climate scientists that are grabbing headlines with outlandish predictions and unfounded "conclusions" anymore.

    Circus is packing up the tents. REAL enviro problems coming BACK on the table. Thank Gawd !!!
     
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    Are we talking about WATER VAPOR or PLANT OXYGEN?
     
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    My that NYTimes article was hysterical and inaccurate by omission. There's NO "speeding freight train". The data speaks for itself. And this below is a lie by omission...

    The US has decreased CO2 emissions recently back to MID 90s levels. NOT IN NYTimes article. Also not in article --- this was done by PRIVATE VENTURE to become the worlds producer of Nat Gas -- a cleaner alternative to coal. All this was accomplished IN SPITE of all roadside bombs that Obama put on Nat Gas development and new pipelines.

    We have accomplished MORE OUTSIDE of the Paris accord than most nations that are IN IT. Our free markets figured it out, did the ROInvestment calculations and ignored the barriers the govt set in it;s path.
     
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