Comment By Bob L.
Nov. 19th 2013
To the Greed of the Government Agencies, this Country is creating the problems of so-called Global Warming, who is really the fault of Global Warming? Look around and you can see without a doubt, ALL Government Agencies, why because of their Greed for more money and taxes, why would you say that?
Lets take a look at what they are doing to this Country, look around, land is being plowed under for Ethanol, more Tax money and less food products to be available for people to put on the table around the world, more Buildings being built for increase in of Property taxes from homes and Warehouses, now what does that do to land that use to be covered with Trees, Grass and Farms that produced a food product which is being Plowed under, or Built on, so less CO2 Filtering, and Less Oxygen produced.
So where do you put the blame? One, you put it on the Government, and Two, People who have to have a new home every Two to Three years, these people can not live in a home like they did years back, and Three, more Concrete and Asphalt that covers what Buildings don’t cover, that is the biggest problem that is the cause of Global Warming, but as you can see, it is Greed that is the lead indicator for Money, so if we get back to nature with more Vegetation and less blaming the people, we can stop it without Taxes, just MORE Planting of foliage to filter out CO2.
Global carbon emissions rise to new record in 2013: report
Reporting by Ben Garside; editing by Jane Baird
LONDON (Reuters) – Global carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels will rise to a record 36 billion metric tons (39.683 billion tons) this year, a report by 49 researchers from 10 countries said, showing the failure of governments to rein in the main greenhouse gas blamed for global warming.
The report by the Global Carbon Project, which compiles data from research institutes worldwide each year, was published in the journal Earth Systems Data Discussions on Tuesday.
Its 2013 estimate represents a 2.1 percent gain versus 2012 and a 61 percent increase since 1990, the baseline year for the U.N.’s Kyoto Protocol, the only global agreement that places binding limits on national CO2 emission levels.
The report was published as officials from almost 200 nations are gathered in Warsaw, Poland, tasked with advancing U.N. negotiations on a new pact to curb emissions from all nations due to take effect from 2020.
“Governments … need to agree how to reverse this trend. Emissions must fall substantially and rapidly if we are to limit global climate change to below 2 degrees Celsius,” said the report’s lead author, Corinne Le Quere of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at Britain’s University of East Anglia, in a statement.
She was referring to a rise in the average global temperature from levels prior to the Industrial Revolution. U.N.-backed scientists have warned that a gain above 2 degrees will trigger extreme floods, droughts and storms.
The report shows that the rate of growth in global CO2 emissions is down slightly on the previous year’s 2.2 percent increase but is only slightly lower than the average growth of 2.7 percent a year in the last 10 years.
Emissions are increasing because strong growth in coal consumption has outweighed any reductions from the rapid growth in renewable energy in recent years, according to Glen Peters, an author of the report based at CICERO, a climate research institute in Norway.
“While society is seeing many positive developments in renewable energy, this increased production capacity is not simply displacing coal consumption,” Peters said in a separate statement. (www.globalcarbonproject.org/carbonbudget)