All hail the computer model!!!!!
(Washington Post) Global emissions of carbon dioxide from energy use rose 1.4 percent to 31.6 gigatons in 2012, setting a record and putting the planet on course for temperature increases well above international climate goals, the International Energy Agency said in a report scheduled to be issued Monday.
The agency said continuing that pace could mean a temperature increase over pre-industrial times of as much as 5.3 degrees Celsius (9 degrees Fahrenheit), which IEA chief economist Fatih Birol warned “would be a disaster for all countries.”
You really have to love these people and their doom-saying. It would be even funnier if politicians and policy wonks weren’t listening to these hysterics and conspiracy theorist and planning all sorts of legislation to control the lives of all citizens and private entities. The Earth’s temperature has gone up only 1.4F since 1850, despite the supposed rise of CO2. All the Warmist models fail. They can’t even be shown to produce past climate, even in the short term. None of them can produce the 15 plus year pause in temperature increase.
The energy sector accounts for more than two-thirds of greenhouse gas emissions, so “energy has a crucial role to play in tackling climate change,” the IEA said. Its report urged nations to take four steps, including aggressive energy-efficiency measures, by 2015 to keep alive any hope of limiting climate change to 2 degrees Celsius.
And this kind of over-the-top, mad as a march hare prognostication leads politicians to do really stupid things, like recommending that electricity usage be reduced by 154 terrawatts. That’s 40% of the U.K. power needs. At this time. All for a non-existant problem invented in the minds of people who have money on the line.
The United States was one of the few relatively bright spots in the report. Switches from coal to shale gas accounted for about half the nation’s 3.8 percent drop in energy-related emissions, which fell for the fourth time in the past five years, dipping to a level last seen in the 1990s. The other factors were a mild winter, declining demand for gasoline and diesel, and the increasing use of renewable energy.
Wait, so mild winters are good?
Emissions also climbed in developing countries outside the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, especially in the oil-rich Middle East, where fuel prices are heavily subsidized.
And Warmists really don’t like that those in the 3rd World might have a chance at a decent life through the use of power. Dare I say that they are racists, since so many of these people are Black? Yes, I dare say it.
Oh, wait, I forgot that the warming is hiding in the deep oceans or something. Because Warmists always have an excuse for why their models fail. Yet they, for the most part, refuse to make big changes in their own lives to account for their beliefs. Meanwhile, parts of Europe have had the coldest spring in over 50 years. The US has had a very cool spring. We’ve seen Alaska cool 2.4F since 2000. Winter in Europe and….eh, what does it matter? Warmists do not listen to hard facts, only what hypocritical Warmist doctrine leaders tell them.