Reducing emissions will save us…hmmm perhaps not

The warmists bang on about reducing emissions…they talk of taxes, of bans and of controls to reduce emissions, particularly the evil methane and poisonous CO2.

Except it turns out that like almost everything else they have claimed is harming us the reserve is true.

Recently, attention has been given to the idea that reducing emissions of methane and black carbon (the latter is commonly found in soot) will help prevent global temperatures from rising. In 2011, the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) reported that curbing such emissions will keep the Earth cooler by 0.5 degrees Celsius by 2050.

This makes sense on face value. Methane and black carbon both trap significantly more heat than carbon dioxide. However, there are other factors to consider. For example, methane only stays in the atmosphere for a decade, while black carbon only stays there for a few weeks. Carbon dioxide is a much different beast. Though 65-80% of it dissolves into the ocean after around 5 to 200 years, the remaining amount can persist for thousands of years as it’s gradually dissipated by slower earthly processes. Moreover, the carbon dioxide sequestered in the oceans can be re-released over time

That is the theory…but is it right? Turns out, not really.

With these facts in mind, a new study from researchers at the Joint Global Change Research Institute in College Park, Maryland has found that reducing methane and black carbon emissions would only have a modest effect on global warming. Even if methane emissions were reduced by the maximally feasible extent by 2030, all residential coal and wood use was phased out by 2035, and strict particulate controls on all light cars, light trucks, and heavy trucks were enforced in all regions by 2035, global mean temperatures would only likely be cooler by 0.16 degrees Celsius by 2050. That’s hardly anything to cheer about.

I am starting to come to the belief that we ned some sort of inquiry to haul the warmist, scare-mongering scientists before to get them to recant their bullshit and apologise.


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  • OrphanIsland

    I.E Stop flogging us with unknowns, when a reporter asks give them the current mean difference and be done with it.

  • Patrick

    Any problem that requires taxing the productive to fix it is bound to be horeshit.

    As for an inquiry? They should be up on criminal charges, fraud, misappropriation of the wealth of the country.

  • 6sn7gta

    talk about cherry picking. if you go to the two web sites mentioned, this is what they say in their introductions.

    first off: UNEP

    “Control of anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other long-lived greenhouse gases, now and further into this century, is critical and must continue.
    However, the rate of near-term climate change, and the wide range of associated impacts anticipated over the next two to four decades, is a growing threat that also requires immediate attention.”

    and this is what it says on Joint Global Change Research Institute reference introduction.

    “Cutting the amount of short-lived climate-warming emissions-such as soot and methane-in our skies won’t limit global warming as much as previous studies have suggested, according to new research by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. While the climate benefits over the next two decades of reducing these emissions are equivalent to those that would occur if a comprehensive climate policy was implemented, the new study also found that the reductions from a comprehensive climate policy would produce more climate benefits both by mid-century and longer. The research appeared in the August 12 early online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.”

  • cows4me

    “We need some sort of inquiry” , Good, lets start with the National caucus, few bullshit artists in that lot. I’m really beginning to wonder if the New Zealand government isn’t in some way being blackmailed such is their love for this crap. What the fuck does Key, Smith, Groser, Nutman believe New Zealand can hope to gain by gutting our emissions. These pricks are in la la land or someone has them by the nuts.