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Greenhouse gases hit record high
BBC News [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 11/20/2012 10:21:15 AM

Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new record high in 2011, the World Meteorological Organization has said. In its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin released on Tuesday, the organisation said that carbon dioxide levels reached 391 parts per million in 2011. The report estimates that carbon dioxide accounts for 85% of the "radiative forcing" that leads to global temperature rises. Other potent greenhouse gases such as methane also reached record highs. The carbon dioxide levels appear to have been rising at a level of two parts per million each year for the last 10 years - with the latest measure

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I think they are actually measuring B.S. levels.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 11/20/2012 10:26:05 AM     (No. 9025388)

Poster is so right - as usual.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JimS, 11/20/2012 10:32:59 AM     (No. 9025408)

This is such utter BS.
CO2 represents about 2% of the atmoshere.
And virtually all of that CO2 is naturally occurring, mainly from decay of organic matter and plants, but also from volcanoes and respiration of animal life.
Man-made CO2 from combustion of coal, oil, petrochemicals, etc.represents one one-hundredth (1/100) of that CO2--or 0.2% of the atmosphere.
So, we are talking about tiny, tiny quantities of man-made CO2 as compared to the atmosphere. The major greenhouse gas is water vapor, NOT CO2.
The World Meteorological Organization is comprised of liars or ignoramuses--or both.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 11/20/2012 10:40:47 AM     (No. 9025433)

Actually #2, 391 ppm comes to an astounding .0391% of all atmospheric gases.

Or to put it in a little more understandable perpsective, it would be a grand total of 39 people in a crowd of 100,000 who are watching a bowl game in a giant football stadium.

But you are right in that human industrial activity is responsible for only a small amount of that, somewhere in the single digits of the whole.

To say that human produce CO2 has any measurable effect on global temperatures is a totally bogus and unsustainable assumption.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: choey, 11/20/2012 10:42:56 AM     (No. 9025439)

Actually it´s .039% and man accounts for about 4% of that.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 11/20/2012 10:54:34 AM     (No. 9025478)

Then expect improved plant growth. Already there is measurable increase in forest growth in the Southeastern USA.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: durnik56, 11/20/2012 10:59:52 AM     (No. 9025498)

For those who want to be educated and informed, please read this - http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/11/19/cooling-in-the-near-future/#more-74502. It´s going to get a whole lot cooler in the near future.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: southernboy, 11/20/2012 11:00:27 AM     (No. 9025500)

#5 And kudzu is doing quite well, thanks to the incredible foresight of the government to cause it to be planted all across the South in the late ´40´s. In a hundred years the southern part of the nation will look like Vietnam.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dogbreath, 11/20/2012 11:11:08 AM     (No. 9025526)

That´s a heap of shampoo. Stupid democrats. Stupid republicans.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mws50, 11/20/2012 11:18:44 AM     (No. 9025540)

Wait a minute... How can 391 PPM be anywhere close to a record? According to ice core data, CO2 levels were above 1200ppm in the age of dinosaurs.

Is the World Meteorological Organization compose of a bunch of idiots?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 11/20/2012 11:20:19 AM     (No. 9025545)

Wrong. The most potent greenhouse gas is water vapor. All the rest have miniscule effect.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/20/2012 11:21:28 AM     (No. 9025546)

It should reach a record high Thursday night after the population overeats turkey and trimmings!
The sky is falling!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/20/2012 11:33:50 AM     (No. 9025577)

How pathetic...all of this malarky has been disproven yet they still bring out the claptrap and foist it on us. What will it take for these morons to just go away?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Proud2bninfidel, 11/20/2012 11:39:25 AM     (No. 9025592)

i guess the science is settled then.

the earth stopped warming 16 years ago even though g/h gasses have hit record highs.

apparently, no correlation.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: chagrined, 11/20/2012 12:50:24 PM     (No. 9025785)

The parade of lies will continue nearly unabated until they get what they want. . . control over the dwindling masses. The masses will be dwindling because that is another major desire of the annointed ones. How else could they be considered good stewards of the human race unless they cull the herd every now and again.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: MtGardenerview, 11/20/2012 1:03:23 PM     (No. 9025833)

its the sunspots or lack there of
Go to www.http://sidc.be/
review sunspots from 1700´s to current

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Reply 16 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 11/20/2012 1:07:15 PM     (No. 9025847)

I assume they didn´t measure the biggest greenhouse gas - water vapor

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Ronaldus Magnus, 11/20/2012 1:11:45 PM     (No. 9025857)

In related news, the Trees, Orchards, & Grasses Coalition announced that at their next conference they will pass a resolution praising all those who contributed to the increase in their food supply. Also, the Coalition stated that with this most recent increase, they will continue their outreach into the government school system to reeducate all the young skulls full of mush that CO2 is not evil, but actually plant food.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: tipover, 11/20/2012 2:19:21 PM     (No. 9025972)

WMO, not a reliable source.

From Wiki (FWIW): "Established in 1950, WMO became the specialised agency of the United Nations for meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences. It has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and is a member of the United Nations Development Group"

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Reply 19 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/20/2012 2:35:57 PM     (No. 9026010)

And the more astonishing fact is that only CO2 emissions from the US causes 100% of the problems.

The rest of the world´s CO2 emissions, probably 90% now, will be reduced someday. Real soon. For they are good people.





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Reply 20 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 11/20/2012 6:05:27 PM     (No. 9026384)

We need to shut down the worlds biggest producer of CO2 - the Pacific Ocean.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: bumbleshorts, 11/20/2012 6:58:50 PM     (No. 9026458)

Unfortunatly you can buy, for a very modest price, an extremely accurate hand held meter that can tell you how much CO2 is in the air. I have one in my car...just in case I run into global warming zealots. Hillarity ensues. Worth every penny I paid for it.

Of course when I mentioned running into GW zealots I did not mean actually running them over. I have a firm rule of not running over people in my car...actually, in the case of global warming zealots it´s more like a guideline.

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