Bummer: Even Net Zero Won’t Stop The Climate Crisis

No, it won’t, because CO2 is not the control knob, and even net zero will only change things a tiny, tiny bit. So, this is a bit of excuse making

Reducing greenhouse gas emission even to zero won’t stop global warming: Study

Scientists have been warning for years that climate change is a very real threat that mankind faces. But many, including prominent world leaders have ignored this. This may have resulted in inadequate response to the problem and we may be at a point of no return. These fears may be true according to researchers who say that global warming will continue even if greenhouse gas emissions responsible for it are reduced to zero.

“According to our models, humanity is beyond the point-of-no-return when it comes to halting the melting of permafrost using greenhouse gas cuts as the single tool,” lead author Jorgen Randers, a professor emeritus of climate strategy at the BI Norwegian Business School, told AFP.

The researchers have published their finding in the journal Scientific Reports.

So what’s the way to stop global warming?

What is it?

According to the researchers, the only way to do it is to extract greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and store them so that they do not go back into it.

On the bright side, this would most likely not bankrupt our economy and citizens, nor take away freedoms, liberty, and choice. This is one of the few “plans” I’ve seen which doesn’t involve massive Big Government being authoritarian. Of course, what could possibly go wrong with sucking GHGs out of the atmosphere, and perhaps starting a new ice age?

But many scientists are contesting the claims made in the study and also the method by which the study was conducted.

Mark Maslin, a professor of climatology at University College London, also pointed to shortcomings in the model, known as ESCIMO, describing the study as a “thought experiment.”

“What the study does draw attention to is that reducing global carbon emissions to zero by 2050” — a goal championed by the UN and embraced by a growing number of countries — “is just the start of our actions to deal with climate change.”

For one thing, many of these climate cult scientists would be against a simple plan like sucking GHGs out of the atmosphere because it means they are no longer needed, that they would lose power, influence, and money. And, many do want that Big Government, thinking they will be spared the pain, like priests in other cults.

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9 Responses to “Bummer: Even Net Zero Won’t Stop The Climate Crisis”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Don’t Worry, Be Happy! After all, global warming is a hoax. Even if it turns out to be not a hoax, it will not have catastrophic effects for most people living today. It’s on great-grandkids and later. It’s their problem, let them figure it out.

    Please remember that CO2 stays in the atmosphere a long time. So even at net zero emissions the Earth will continue to warm until it once again reaches equilibrium – when heat loss equals heat gain. As the CO2 levels slowly drop so will the new set-point.

    • formwiz says:

      Please remember that CO2 stays in the atmosphere a long time.

      Real science says otherwise.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      That’s great that CO2 leaves the atmosphere quickly!! A decrease in emissions should result in a rapid decrease in atmospheric CO2 and slowed warming.

  2. Hairy says:

    Teach what is the control knob ? I keep asking

  3. Jl says:

    Please remember there’s no evidence of anything catastrophic happening, or going to happen. But if J has evidence that we don’t, by all means show it. And remember, what a computer model spits out isn’t by any means evidence

  4. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    jl (pronounced jill) is lucky, since nothing we do will make a difference. The Earth will continue to heat up and our descendants will curse us, but we’ll be long dead. Don’t Worry, jl, Be Happy!

  5. Jl says:

    So in other words, no evidence of “catastrophes”, as asserted. Another meme bites the dust..

  6. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    jl seeks evidence of future catastrophes.

  7. Jl says:

    JL seeks evidence as asserted by J in an earlier post. “It will not have catastrophic effects for people living today…..but (will) on great grandkids and later…”. J-you’re really not very good at this, are you?

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