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Chicken Little Climate Studies

Rising CO2 could cause catastrophic sea level rise finds Antarctic study - Telegraph

The British Antarctic Survey found that during past periods of high carbon dioxide, temperatures in Antarctica were up to 6C above current levels. This could cause a sea level rise of up six metres, threatening coastal cities like London, New York and San Francisco.
It is the latest research to warn of the consequences of increased greenhouse gases on the Earth's climate. Yesterday a study warned that carbon dioxide produced by man is now rising at record rates putting the world on a pathway for a 6C rise in temperature. A study out yesterday found that carbon dioxide levels rose by almost a third in the last seven years. Today another study added to the urgency by claiming that the oceans are losing their ability to absorb CO2.....

Seems to be a bit of a panic on to produce the scariest reports they can, wonder why that is?

".. carbon dioxide levels rose by almost a third in the last seven years." Huh?


The Englishman said ...

".. carbon dioxide levels rose by almost a third in the last seven years." Huh?

... as well he might!

This appears to be another example of sloppy journalism as the abstract from the article in Nature Geoscience actually said:

Efforts to control climate change require the stabilization of atmospheric CO2 concentrations. This can only be achieved through a drastic reduction of global CO2 emissions. Yet fossil fuel emissions increased by 29% between 2000 and 2008 ...

(see http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/ngeo689.html)

Taking 2000-2008 as 7 years (?) and 29% as "almost a third" this makes some sense of the figures. That is, the annual fossil fuel emissions (what is added to the bulk of the atmosphere) went up by less than a third in 7/8 years. NOT [as I assume we are expected to believe] the content of the atmosphere and which is what really matters if we are to believe the ideas of AGW.

Using data from:


The increase in CO2 from 2000 - 2008 had a mean value of 1.98 ppm per annum or 2 ppm each year amongst friends!

God they are getting desperate.

I really really wish they would get their little jamboree over and shut up.

As for the oceans losing their ability to blah blah blah, the last study I read actually said that the oceans were capable of storing much more CO2 than was at first thought.

Not that it matters, really, the CO2 not really being the issue anyway.

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