Tuesday, 23 October 2018

IPCC NOW SAY WE CAN EMIT FIVE TIMES AS MUCH CO2 AS THEIR PREVIOUS ESTIMATE

This report from the GWPF gives the details, and, although there is a lot of technical jargon and calculations, the end result is that the IPCC has completely changed its mind about how much CO2 is allowed to be emitted into the atmosphere before the surface temperature exceeds the magical 1.5 degrees C increase that they claim will lead to Armageddon. The maximum amount has been increased to five times as much for what can be emitted from 2017. 

I wonder how much this was due to political pressure to persuade them to come up with a figure that was still achievable? If they had stuck to their previous target it would pretty soon have become obvious that there was no hope of achieving it and then if disaster didn't happen it would make fools of them. They have now given themselves a little more time to persuade governments to make the cuts, but it looks exceedingly unlikely that the cuts will happen. But they are likely to make fool of themselves in the end.



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