Awesome news: we’re well on the way to warming things up a little

Wellington has become more livable and is well on the way to having reasonable weather.

An air monitoring station near Wellington has passed a climate change milestone which one scientist describes as “a bit like turning 40 and realising you haven’t started saving for your retirement”.

The Baring Head clean air monitoring station’s carbon dioxide readings this week officially passed 400 parts per million, NIWA says.

It follows the mark being passed at Hawaii’s Mauna Loa station in November and Tasmania’s Cape Grim last month.

Most carbon dioxide – the primary greenhouse gas – is generated in the Northern Hemisphere.

However, enough gas has now mixed through the atmosphere to push readings further south above 400ppm, Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher says in a statement.

Baring Head was particularly significant because it measured air originating far to the south of the site, away from human activities.  

Scientists knew the level would eventually be reached.

When the mark was passed in Tasmania it prompted Greenpeace to call for laws in Australia to end fossil fuel industries.

It was a bit like turning 40 and realising you haven’t started saving for your retirement, Dr Mikaloff-Fletcher said.

“It is a useful point to recognise that because we have left things so long, there is very limited opportunity to get back on track and stop drastic climate change.”

Reducing the levels to below 400ppm would likely take many years of emissions reduction, she said.

Don’t you just love how the scientist on Newshub claimed that it is scary that in New Zealand where they record the cleanest air they have now recorded the highest level of carbon dioxide.

Do these fools know that plants grow better with increased levels of carbon dioxide?

Do they know that they breathe it out with every exhalation? If it is so scary perhaps she should just stop breathing.

That whole story is preying on fear and ignorance, the scientists have recreated a whole new global religion based on that fear and ignorance.

Next we will have some Green loon wishing for catastrophic pandemic to thin out the virus known and mankind….oh wait someone did that on The Standard.

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If we’ve reached the tipping point as other lunatics like Martyn Martin Bradbury say we have, and we are all doomed as the earth enters a death spiral…then there really isn’t much point worrying any more is there?

 

– Newshub


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