[MCN] Smoke, thanks to the fossil fuel economy

Lance Olsen lance at wildrockies.org
Mon Aug 20 16:50:38 EDT 2018

“Our results suggest that, globally, a third of oil reserves, half of gas reserves and over 80 per cent of current coal reserves should remain unused from 2010 to 2050 in order to meet the target of 2C.”

Christophe McGlade & Paul Ekins. The geographical distribution of fossil fuels unused when limiting global warming to 2C. Nature. January 8 2015

“The growth in CO2 emissions closely follows the growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) corrected for improvements in energy efficiency.”

P. Friedlingstein, et al. Update on CO2 emissions.
Nature Geoscience. Published online: 21 November 2010

“Changes in world GDP (WGDP) have a significant effect on CO2 concentrations, so that years of above-trend WGDP are years of greater rise of CO2 concentrations.” 

Granados et al. Climate change and the world economy: short-run determinants of atmospheric CO2. 
Environmental science & policy 21 (2012) 50–62
"The academic community inadvertently made a mistake by introducing climate change using mind numbing scientific details.To truly understand what is happening all one needs to worry about is the 
concentration of carbon in the atmosphere. Carbon in the atmosphere is the earth’s thermostat. Period."

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