CO2 Tuesday


The world is on its way to record-high carbon emissions in 2017, after three straight years in which human-caused emissions appeared to be leveling off, new research shows.

The projected 2 percent increase in emissions this year adds urgency to the UN climate talks this week in Bonn, where 197 countries are negotiating how to implement the 2015 Paris climate agreement to slow global warming.

“There’s not much time left to cut emissions and keep warming below 2 degrees Celsius, let alone 1.5 degrees,” said Corinne Le Quéré, director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia, who led the emissions research presented Monday in Bonn. The aim of the Paris Agreement is to keep global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial times. For that to happen, studies have shown that emissions must peak within the next decade and then decline to net zero.

The new figures may be disappointing after hopeful speculation that emissions were already peaking, but not entirely unexpected.


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7 Responses to CO2 Tuesday

  1. Den says:

    Good for plants, bad for everyone else.

    Another tragic story of a lost civilization, us.


  2. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Dyed my hair today, and since it went up to 55° I got the tractor out and went out mulching the leaving. Got the entire front lawns done, and half the back. Prior to that Pete came and got me and took me out for a bar burger. Mmm, that was soooo good. I’ve been eyeing hamburgers in the commercials as they roll by as I fast forward thru the commercials. Got my fix.

    Can’t stop watching MSNBC. So much stuff going on all the time. Every day, something new. Seems that Eric Trump should be known as the smart brother. What a time we’re living in. *sigh*


  3. David B. Benson says:

    Down to Waddell & Reed and home again was 45 minutes. Saw a quail at the start.


  4. Den says:

    ‘Shorty’ Sessions blathered his BS in front of the House Judiciary Committee today claiming he never lied, the Gestapo runt is one sick puppy.


  5. Den says:

    Watch the Birdie:


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