Study: Carbon dioxide emissions worldwide up again, 2-degree limit to global warming unlikely

  • Article by: SETH BORENSTEIN , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 2, 2012 - 5:54 PM
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rotsternDec. 2, 12 4:40 PM

yeah.. and SO much comes from Waconia, Edina and Thief River Falls.. and NONE from China, Russia or Venezuela.. can't we solve this horrid problem.. couldn't we just put a Global Communist in the White House and have him collude with the Hague to re-distribute OUR wealth and assets to Europe, through things like "carbon taxes"? that should solve this problem.. and.. bail out old dead communist countries..

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workforit1Dec. 2, 12 6:05 PM

@rotstern...you are so right. It is amazing to me the amount of people that will just follow whatever false talking point is put out there without thinking it through. Amazing.

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highlife75Dec. 2, 12 6:19 PM

Oh I so hope this is true, I hope man can avert anonther ice age? I am rather enjoying this mild winter so far, as opposed to having to relocate south a few hundred miles to escape a wall of ice over a mile thick, can't live under that? Oh, I also enjoy the mountains, those pesky glaicers plow them down to nothing, Minnesota must have been grand before our mountains were destroyed by ice. I am all for building 4 or 5 nuke plants, just say the word libs?

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bennronnDec. 2, 12 6:24 PM

Rostern: Apparently you do not read for comprehension. The article says, ”The 2011 figures for the biggest polluters: 1. China, up 10 percent to 10 billion tons … 4. Russia, up 3 percent to 1.8 billion tons.” Venezuela is not in the top 10 list. Neither are Waconia, Edina or Thief River Falls. The information in the article, like all global warming science, goes against the preconceived notions of the global warming deniers. But, like it or not, global warming is happening and something is going to have to be done about it.

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hobie2Dec. 2, 12 6:36 PM

Worry less about carbon dioxide and more about the carbon cycle. It took several million years for 3/4ths of Earth's carbon to be taken from the surface and be buried underground and on the ocean floor, during which time the sky turned from pink (methane-rich) to blue (oxygen-nitrogen). Before roughly 1850, 3/4 of earth's carbon was trapped below the surface. Today, less than 2/3 of the Earths carbon is trapped, and we are mining more and more of it (natural gas and coal, mostly) and putting it back on the surface... No one knows when the system tips and the oceans release their stores.

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budgrant00Dec. 2, 12 6:55 PM

bennronn 'Something' must be done? What was done when we came out of the last ice age. The Earth does it;s thing with or without us. Arrogance of the human race is crazy.

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vikingcarDec. 2, 12 7:03 PM

A good reason to boycott products from China and India until they stop polluting and choking us.

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davehougDec. 2, 12 7:07 PM

Time to consider dealing with the consequences. All proposals so far basically say 'please use less'. But that just means our great granchildren face the consequences rather than our grandchildren. The world would be better off with a stable climate but much much WORSE off with global cooling.

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highlife75Dec. 2, 12 7:08 PM

hobie2 - How many ice ages have there been reguardless of the "supposed" level of Carbon on the surface, without mans contribution? Sort of makes one sceptical that Carbon is somehow the trigger? My bet is that variable million degree giant at the middle of our solar system, along with volcanic activity, and random catistrofic space events?

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gofigerDec. 2, 12 7:08 PM

Say what it is, government scientists, with government grants, expected to put out a certain result or risk funding. In real science you start with a hypothesis and work from there, in junk government global warming science, they work backward from result, twisting any finding to their liking. The goal is not to save the earth, the goal is to impose a tax on everyone. A government made problem where the only outcome can be to increase taxes. No reason to fudge numbers here. Good luck.

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