Bummer: COVID Lockdowns Haven’t Stopped Carbon Pollution

Remember when they were telling us that COVID lockdowns reduced the output of carbon dioxide by up to 17%? And that climate cultists loved the notion of keeping everyone locked to stop/slow climate apocalypse? Well…

COVID-19 hasn’t slowed global warming: Earth’s carbon dioxide levels highest in over 3 million years, NOAA says

The COVID-19 pandemic did nothing to slow the root cause of global warming.

In fact, the level of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere is now higher than it’s been in at least 3.6 million years, federal scientists announced Wednesday.

At that time, sea levels were as much as 78 feet higher, the average temperature was 7 degrees Fahrenheit higher than in pre-industrial times, Greenland was mostly green, and Antarctica had trees.

So, if the sea levels and temps were considerably higher back then, and the CO2 level is the same, why don’t we have the same? Perhaps CO2 isn’t the control knob.

Overall, levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane – the two most important greenhouse gases – continued their unrelenting rise in 2020 despite the economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

“Human activity is driving climate change,” said Colm Sweeney of NOAA’s Global Monitoring Laboratory, in a statement released Wednesday. “If we want to mitigate the worst impacts, it’s going to take a deliberate focus on reducing fossil fuels emissions to near zero – and even then we’ll need to look for ways to further remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.”

The burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas releases greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane, which has caused the temperature of Earth’s atmosphere to rise to levels that cannot be explained due to natural factors, scientists say.

Well, if the release of those gases were greatly reduced to the massive reduction in driving, flying, manufacturing, and so forth during 2020 (and there are still lockdowns and stay home orders throughout the world), then why did they continue to rise? Perhaps nature has something to do with it? O, right, if that is the case, that hurts the cult narrative.

In the past 20 years, the world’s temperature has risen about two-thirds of a degree Fahrenheit, NOAA said.

Well, that’s a bold faced lie, especially since a goodly chunk of that period was a pause period. The reality of the situation is that the temp has risen 1.5F since 1850, not much to do about anything. But, scaremongering is what the cult is good at. Yet, they refuse to modify their own lives. Go figure.

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25 Responses to “Bummer: COVID Lockdowns Haven’t Stopped Carbon Pollution”

  1. Hairy says:

    Teach you finally admitted after years of denying it that the planet is warming
    You deny that it is caused by CO2_but you refuse yo tell us why you think it is warming

    • drowningpuppies says:

      So, Johnnie, got any more stock tips? https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif

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    • david7134 says:

      Teach has already answered this multiple times. What is the issue with you, are you as mentally incapacitated as our great president, who stole the election. Most here might accept an increase in temp. But most doubt the measures as the issue immediately became political, and as we have seen with the election, liberals will commit fraud to get power. The problems that people who have a brain start with the assumption that a trace gas can cause such a dramatic alteration in climate. Then is man causing the increase in CO2. Jeff always roles out a study that is full of holes to try and answer this concern, I don’t think man is causing such an issue. Then the only answer for resolution of the problem is global communism and massive taxes, despite the fact that liberals admit this would do little. Then these restrictions are only for the US and Europe, not the major polluters such as China and India.

      Finally, we do not have to provide an explanation for variations in the weather. We have very little knowledge of our world.

  2. Jl says:

    As you know, there have been several other theories presented here that answer that question, John. But it’s not a case of “if you can’t tell me, then my theory is right”. Again, it’s like a criminal trial-the defense doesn’t have to prove who committed the murder, they simply have to prove that it wasn’t their client

  3. Professor Hale says:

    The temperatures didn’t decline because we didn’t pay taxes on all that energy we didn’t use. Only higher taxes can halt global warming.

  4. john ryan says:

    Teach that 1.5C ride hasnt been steady has it ? Agent the temps in fact riding much faster now ? Isn’t the rate of change imlorysnt and if do why do you not tell us about it ?

  5. Hsiry says:

    In fact Teach since 2981 hadn’t the rate of temp change more than doubled
    Over the rate of change 1880 to 1980?
    Why do you think that the rate of change has doubled ?

    Why has the stock prive of ExxonMobil (once the most valuable company) fallen by almost 50% in the last 5 years ?

  6. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Teach: So, if the sea levels and temps were considerably higher back then, and the CO2 level is the same, why don’t we have the same? Perhaps CO2 isn’t the control knob.

    Perhaps Mx Teach didn’t consider that it takes a while for the increase in temperature to melt all that ice. Consider this. Have you noticed snow piles in a supermarket parkin’ lot a week after the big snow even if the temperature has been in the 60s for days? What gives? 32F is the freezing point of water, why hasn’t all the snow melted? Even if the mean global CO2 stabilizes at 420 ppm, the Earth will continue to warm (until it reaches the new equilibrium) and ice will continue to melt for years, decades and centuries given no other major impacts on climate (thermonuclear war, asteroid strikes, multiple caldera explosions). So 420 ppm can correlate with both a 1 foot of sea level rise and 10 feet of sea level rise! Time is the variable.

    Since the ice sheets are melting with Teach’s “miniscule” 1.8F rise in global temperatures, doesn’t it make sense that the ice will continue to melt? Is there any reason to believe/feel that ice sheets will stop melting as the temperature rises? Anyway, relax. It will take 5000 years for all the Antarctic ice to melt.

  7. Hsiry says:

    Could you please refresh my memory of the alternative theories of what is causing global warming ?
    In the past things such as volcanic activity and orbital changes have caused it The urban heat island? 80% of the planet is water urban built up areas are a tiny tiny fraction of the land area
    And of course in civil trials only a preponderance of of evidence is required not beyond any reasonable doubt
    Van you perhaps name a few for globaleign countries that do not accept that global warming is real?
    The current cost to offset the carbon footprint of an average American is about $150
    Or about 1 cup of coffee per week

    • drowningpuppies says:

      We could tell ya again, Johnnie, but you’d just conveniently forget again.

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      • Professor Hale says:

        Theory number one. That big flaming thing in the sky that warms the entire surface of the planet and can swing temperatures 40 degrees from evening to daylight and back again. But that’s just a “theory”. No credible climate researcher on the internet believes that big flaming things produce any warming.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          From NASA (we know, we know, connies have zero faith in actual experts, especially Deep State fascists, preferring to rely on some guy online):

          The Sun can influence the Earth’s climate, but it isn’t responsible for the warming trend we’ve seen over the past few decades. The Sun is a giver of life; it helps keep the planet warm enough for us to survive. We know subtle changes in the Earth’s orbit around the Sun are responsible for the comings and goings of the ice ages. But the warming we’ve seen over the last few decades is too rapid to be linked to changes in Earth’s orbit, and too large to be caused by solar activity.

          One of the “smoking guns” that tells us the Sun is not causing global warming comes from looking at the amount of the Sun’s energy that hits the top of the atmosphere. Since 1978, scientists have been tracking this using sensors on satellites and what they tell us is that there has been no upward trend in the amount of the Sun’s energy reaching Earth.

          A second smoking gun is that if the Sun were responsible for global warming, we would expect to see warming throughout all layers of the atmosphere, from the surface all the way up to the upper atmosphere (stratosphere). But what we actually see is warming at the surface and cooling in the stratosphere. This is consistent with the warming being caused by a build-up of heat-trapping gases near the surface of the Earth, and not by the Sun getting “hotter.”


          A commenter says: big flaming thing in the sky that warms the entire surface of the planet and can swing temperatures 40 degrees from evening to daylight and back again.

          But then why doesn’t the temperature drop to zero at night when the Sun isn’t “overhead”? Curiously, some 200,000 miles from Earth when sunlight hits the moon’s surface, the temperature can reach 260 degrees Fahrenheit. When the sun goes down, temperatures can dip to minus 280 F! So when the sunny side of the moon becomes dark the temperature drops over 500 degrees fahrenheit! Good thing that doesn’t happen on Earth.

          • david7134 says:

            That is such a stupid series of comments that it defies anyone’s ability to comment without going all the way back to 1st grade.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:


            Another strong rebuttal from you! Did you hire a ghostwriter?? My errors are so obvious to a famous scientist such as you that there’s no need to point out even one.

            As a favor, could you point at just one?

          • drowningpuppies says:

            As a favor, could you point at just one?

            How about your first sentence, dumbass? https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif

            Rimjob is a cockwomble.

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    • Jl says:

      “Only a preponderance of evidence required not beyond a reasonable doubt”. Hard to figure what you’re saying, as usual, but the fact remains no alternative theory is required (though of course there are ones). The defense just has to prove it wasn’t his client-he doesn’t have to prove who did it. “If you don’t have an alternative explanation it means my explanation is right”. Sorry, John. Science doesn’t work that way

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Sorry, Jil. Science DOES work that way. Science DOES NOT work like a criminal trial. Your analogy is flawed.

        Again, once the hypothesis is formed, it is tested against observation and experimentation. As supportive evidence accrues and no “killer” evidence invalidates the hypothesis, it becomes a scientific theory. There is no court, no gov’t board or no international committee with a list of scientific hypotheses and theories that declares or even notes scientific theories. Since theories are not proven but are always falsifiable, the “jury” is always out on a scientific theories. A theory is never right or wrong, it is either supported by evidence or not. It is either accepted by scientists or not, based on the accumulated evidence. This is where scientific “consensus” enters the conversation. Authoritarians (by that I mean real authoritarians like most nuCons) are very uncomfortable with this lack of a law or a rule to instruct them. Unfortunately, not every issue is black or white, up or down, in or out, open or shut, right or wrong… It is much more likely than not that the increase in CO2 is causing the current period of warming. This is how science works.

        The foundation of the theory of greenhouse gas/global warming is that increases in atmospheric CO2 slows the loss of infrared radiation from Earth to space. This is based on a century old understanding of the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter.

        Like Teach, you have only recently come to admit the Earth is warming. Why the change?

    • Jl says:

      There are several papers like this-clouds as a defining factor https://twitter.com/kenneth72712993/status/1349164879761039362?s=21

  8. david7134 says:

    You are a brave man. Don’t you know that speaking the truth might cause the mentally confused old man who stole the election and his whore to come and get you and put you in a cage in Texas. Then you would be “educated” like they did to John and Jeff.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:


      More projection from the mentally confused old man from Louisiana. Given half a chance, people of your ilk would put all libs/dems/immigrants/Blacks/Muslims in cages in Texas. You can always tell what a nuCon wants to do by their accusations.

      • Kye says:

        That is some first-class, Blue Anon bullshit right there!

        And yet it is the leftist communist Chinese that put Uyghurs and Christians in concentration camps, labor camps and death camps. Back in America it’s the fascist left who is putting immigrants in camps and their children in way, way overcrowded cages. It’s the left that has created a system of ghettos in every major city to corral their democrat voters while handing out checks and cheese. And it’s the demofascists who spent decades locking blacks in cages and overfilling our prisons.

        Good to see even under the phony non-elected Junta currently ruling over the former United States of America and planning gun confiscation and elimination of the Constitution thereby establishing America as a formal banana republic..


        You project your hate for White people.
        You project your hate for Christians
        You project your hate for America.
        You are a filthy fascist liar and an enemy of good people everywhere.


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