2012 was 2nd worst year for CO2 emiss...

2012 was 2nd worst year for CO2 emissions ever; power plants the culprit

There are 12 comments on the Examiner.com story from Mar 9, 2013, titled 2012 was 2nd worst year for CO2 emissions ever; power plants the culprit. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration reported that 2012 was the worst year for CO2 pollution since 1998, and second worst year since scientists started measuring this greenhouse gas in 1959.

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SpaceBlues

United States

#1 Mar 9, 2013
2012 was 2nd worst year for CO2 emissions ever; power plants the culprit. How?

1. Last year the United States increased oil and gas production to the highest level in 20 years.

2. Coal companies are investing millions to build export terminals to ship coal to the very power plants around the globe that NOAA said are responsible for the spike in carbon.

3. Congress is doing everything it can to suppress investment in non-carbon renewable energy.

4. American consumers buy more and more cheap goods from companies in China and other countries where factories are fueled by coal spewing from stacks unfettered by even rudimentary scrubbers.

There you go..

http://www.examiner.com/article/2012-was-2nd-...
litesong

Everett, WA

#2 Mar 9, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
Coal companies are investing millions to build export terminals to ship coal to the very power plants around the globe that NOAA said are responsible for the spike in carbon.
Peabody coal, the largest coal company in the world, dominates other companies in the U.S. When bids for coal on federal lands come up, often Peabody is the only bidder. As in the Wyoming holdings, Peabody got them cheap. If Peabody can wrap the Army Corps of Engineers around its upper floor boardroom Pee-R finger, Peabody can ship coal to chinese communists(always small letters, & who murdered, tortured & starved 100 million of their own BROTHERS, SISTERS, CHILDREN & BABIES). Meanwhile, Peabody can continually dump thousands of tons of coal dust & probably dozens of coal filled cars, sporadically, into the Columbia River & the Salish Sea(Puget Sound).

Yeah, the U.S. people won't get nuthin' for U.S. owned coal holdings(except for coal pollution in more waters than coal companies have polluted, so far), democracy won't get nuthin', Peabody upper echelon paper pushers & people shovers will get lots, & chinese communists get to continue existing.
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#3 Mar 10, 2013
More diarrheas from the two scientific science fiction nut jobs above.
SpaceBlues

United States

#4 Mar 10, 2013
Prof. Thomas Pederson, executive director of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, and former dean of science at the University of Victoria, noted in an email that “the study was conducted by one of the best teams of climate scientists in the world.”

“Given continuing acceleration of emissions globally,” Pederson wrote,“we’re on or near the worst-case track that Meinshausen et al. modelled, and that puts us on a probable course for several degrees of planetary warming by the end of this century. In a word, that will be disastrous.”

An even more alarming assessment comes from University of B.C. Prof. William Rees, originator of the “ecological footprint” concept.

“I haven’t read this particular study,” Rees wrote,“but it sounds about right. If I recall, the United Kingdom’s Tyndall Centre (for Climate Change Research) suggests that a 90-per-cent reduction in carbon emissions from high income countries may be necessary.

“In any event, various authors don’t believe we have any hope of cutting greenhouse gases sufficiently in time to avoid a two Celsius degree increase in mean global temperature since to date, no serious steps have been taken to wean the world off fossil fuels.”

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Pete+M...
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#5 Mar 10, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
Prof. Thomas Pederson, executive director of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, and former dean of science at the University of Victoria, noted in an email that “the study was conducted by one of the best teams of climate scientists in the world.”
“Given continuing acceleration of emissions globally,” Pederson wrote,“we’re on or near the worst-case track that Meinshausen et al. modelled, and that puts us on a probable course for several degrees of planetary warming by the end of this century. In a word, that will be disastrous.”
An even more alarming assessment comes from University of B.C. Prof. William Rees, originator of the “ecological footprint” concept.
“I haven’t read this particular study,” Rees wrote,“but it sounds about right. If I recall, the United Kingdom’s Tyndall Centre (for Climate Change Research) suggests that a 90-per-cent reduction in carbon emissions from high income countries may be necessary.
“In any event, various authors don’t believe we have any hope of cutting greenhouse gases sufficiently in time to avoid a two Celsius degree increase in mean global temperature since to date, no serious steps have been taken to wean the world off fossil fuels.”
Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Pete+M...
“we’re on or near" ,"probable","su ggests","may be"
From your article. More scientific science fiction. Got more?
SpaceBlues

United States

#6 Mar 10, 2013
PHD wrote:
More diarrheas from the two scientific science fiction nut jobs above.
Where's the evidence?
SpaceBlues

United States

#7 Mar 10, 2013
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>“we’re on or near" ,"probable","su ggests","may be"
From your article. More scientific science fiction. Got more?
Got science?
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#8 Mar 10, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Where's the evidence?
You post it daily.
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#9 Mar 10, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Got science?
Sure do, you on the other hand only post in scientific science fiction.
SpaceBlues

United States

#10 Mar 10, 2013
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>Sure do, you on the other hand only post in scientific science fiction.
Where's your science input?

You are only here to stalk and attack other posters.
SpaceBlues

United States

#11 Mar 10, 2013
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>You post it daily.
Where's the evidence to what you posted? You made claims without evidence.

[You are constantly evasive because of your own confusion.]
SpaceBlues

United States

#12 Mar 10, 2013
PHD wrote:
More diarrheas from the two scientific science fiction nut jobs above.
Hey where's the evidence for your claims?

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