Remember, when they say “renewable” what it really means is:
“Their trick is to hide behind the statement that close to 14 per cent of the world’s energy is renewable, with the implication that this is wind and solar. In fact the vast majority — three quarters — is biomass (mainly wood), and a very large part of that is ‘traditional biomass’; sticks and logs and dung burned by the poor in their homes to cook with. Those people need that energy, but they pay a big price in health problems caused by smoke inhalation.
…world energy demand has been growing at about 2 per cent a year for nearly 40 years.”
The items circled in red do not produce CO2.
Climate science says:
CO2 was about 280ppm in 1750.
CO2 is about 404ppm now.
CO2 levels have been rising by about 2ppm since 1997.
Therefore a doubling of CO2 from 1750 will occur around 78 years from now – say 2100.
The Transient Climate Response to a doubling of CO2 is around 1.35C.
Therefore temperatures from 1750 to 2100 will have risen by 1.35C
And for temperature to rise another 1.35C CO2 will have to go from 560ppm to 1120ppm – 280 more years 2380.
I don’t know about you, but 2.7C by 2380 sounds pretty nice.
And remember, for temperatures to go up 1.35C from today, it will take 200 years.
Whats everybody worrying about?
(h/t Hockey Schtick)
CO2 is making the planet greener.
We show a persistent and widespread increase of growing season integrated LAI (greening) over 25% to 50% of the global vegetated area, whereas less than 4% of the globe shows decreasing LAI (browning). Factorial simulations with multiple global ecosystem models suggest that CO2 fertilization effects explain 70% of the observed greening trend, followed by nitrogen deposition (9%), climate change (8%) and land cover change (LCC) (4%).
Betcha that made the nightly news headlines for weeks right … right?
Or the alternate title: Morons Saved By Coal – Betrayed By Wind
Read more about the DRAX scam at Paul Homewood’s Blog here.
And remember, burning wood chips makes more CO2 than coal.
A follow up to my post The Crops Won’t Survive The Summer Heat
No lack of rain. Where is that predicted drought?
Corn and Soybean Belt – Annual Precipitation
Corn and Soybean Belt – July Maximum Temperature (Updated with Trend)
1936 was hottest. 2009 was coldest. 1936 was 15.5F hotter than 2009.