We’re still spewing

Didja see this? Apparently not in any Canadian news source, at least as far as Google News is aware.

The Global Carbon Project posted the most recent figures for the worlds’ carbon budget, a key to understanding the balance of carbon added to the atmosphere, the underpinning of human induced climate change. Despite the increasing international sense of urgency, the growth rate of emissions continued to speed up, bringing the atmospheric CO2 concentration to 383 parts per million (ppm) in 2007.

That’s at the very upper end of the projections made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Pretty much a worst-case scenario. And Canada looks ready to give a majority government to a party that wants to do absolutely as little as it can possibly get away with on the subject.

I’m just sayin’.

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2 responses to “We’re still spewing

  1. I’m not a believer in short-term climate apocalypse. It’s one issue, along with food, water, pollution.

    We are going to need to see some serious suffering before the average voter makes environmental protection a priority. The arctic ice melt is dramatic, but we’re still waiting for the shoe to drop..
    Something like the NHL charging a surtax on tickets to account for the increased difficulty of maintaining a frozen ice surface in Ottawa in December..

  2. “And Canada looks ready to give a majority government to a party that wants to do absolutely as little as it can possibly get away with on the subject.”

    And your employer is encouraging them to do so.
    (Sorry, was that unfair? I couldn’t resist.)

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