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Even if the world acts now, climate change will persist for centuries, official says Comments

The World Meteorological Organization Secretary-General Michel Jarraud says that the world has made its bed - and now must lay in it. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases reached their absolute peak last year, and even if the world were to stop using CO2 emissions today, mankind will have to endure the changes wrought by climate change for centuries. Continue Reading

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  1. Jerry N
    8 months ago

    "Even if the world acts now, climate change will persist for centuries, official says"

    I wonder if this brilliant "official" knows that climate has been changing continuously on planet earth for 4 billion or more years by most scientific estimates?

    And like all man-made global warming con-men, this guy never states what world actions are needed. It is almost a given that these actions will involve higher taxes, income redistribution, massive government regulation and the suppression of individual freedoms.

    Mr. "official" Green Genius is then quoted as saying this scientific gem: "CO2 is a very stable gas, so it means that there is no sort of chemical reaction which would naturally destroy CO2 [in] the atmosphere."

    Really? Last time I checked a common sort of chemical reaction known as "photosynthesis" naturally does the job of destroying atmospheric CO2 very thoroughly and has the added benefit of replacing CO2 with something we all know and love called "oxygen".

    "Jarraud warns global average temperatures may be 4.6 degrees higher than pre-industrial levels by the end of this century..."

    He may be right because 4.5 degrees of that increase could come from his emissions of hot air alone.

  2. Peter Anderson
    8 months ago

    Climate has already shown change (and on a global scale) several times in the previous few centuries, what precisely does this 'expert' expect...does this 'expert' continue to cling to the disreputable 'hockey stick' notion of a (supposed) 'stable' system? Regard:-
    "97 per cent of warmists cite a 97 per cent that’s false"
    (http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/97_per_cent_of_warmists_cite_a_97_per_cent_thats_false/)
    ...and:-
    "No warming for 15 years. Fearmongering ramped up"
    (http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/no_warming_for_15_years_fearmongering_ramped_up/)
    ...for indeed are the political 'rent seekers' only fearful that their funding (associated with an undeserved media prominence) will disappear. Regard then:-
    "Fairfax readers must be seriously stupid - or misled - to believe this AbbottAbbottAbbott"
    (http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/fairfax_readers_must_be_seriously_stupid_or_misled_to_believe_this_abbottab/)
    ...which notes:-
    "... Razor taken to CSIRO ... The problems with CSIRO were already occurring before the change in government. One third of CSIRO budget is obtained from external sources and that is down, so either staff will be cut or the federal government will need to put in more money. Nowhere is there any statement that the funding by the federal government has been reduced. ..."
    ...and then of comment I've made previously of there being too much hysteria from 'climate lobby' demanding funding of 'research' with an associated coercive effort.


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