Warming Causes CO2

Warming Oceans = More CO2

“Scientists noted that emissions tend to rise more quickly during an El Niño weather pattern. The El Niño phenomenon, which was unusually strong in 2015-16, warms the Pacific Ocean, bringing heavy rains and droughts to different parts of the world. Scientists say the increase in sea surface temperatures that occurs during an El Niño causes less carbon dioxide to be dissolved in the oceans and, as a result, more accumulates in the atmosphere. […]

Stephen A. Montzka, a NOAA research chemist who worked on the index, said the spike between 2015 and 2016 — the largest incremental increase in greenhouse gases since 1988 — was largely caused by El Niño. The jump between 1987 and 1988, which came in at a slightly higher 2.8 percent, was also linked to an El Niño.”



World Total Primary Energy Supply

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.



CO2 rising at 2ppm – Whats to Worry?

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

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?