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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Global carbon emissions jumped the most in seven years in 2018 as energy demand surged, according to BP's annual review of world energy, indicating the world is falling behind in its efforts to rein in climate change.

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indicating the world is falling behind in its efforts to rein in climate change

Well there's a surprise.

#1 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-06-11 08:52 PM | Reply

Interestingly enough, even though US emissions rose by 2.8 percent, that was accompanied by 4.8 percent increase in US energy use, so looking at the Energy Intensity Pollution index (the amount of carbon dioxide released per unit of energy) emissions as a % of energy use still fell in the US.

Looking at the same index for China and India, however, shows that their EIP's continued to increase dramatically, which caused the bulk of the emissions increase.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-11 09:07 PM | Reply

emissions as a % of energy use still fell in the US.

That's good, but it's also not good.

#3 | Posted by JOE at 2019-06-11 09:39 PM | Reply

Looking at the same index for China and India, however, shows that their EIP's continued to increase dramatically, which caused the bulk of the emissions increase.

Imagine if we had a president who even pretended to address such an issue.

#4 | Posted by JOE at 2019-06-11 09:40 PM | Reply

Also Speaks bought a Tesla, which she charges up in her garage overnight,

Knowing that her power is supplied by dirty earth polluting natural gas from PG&E.

then rage drives to Trader Joes for their Mandarin Orange Chicken.

Battery powered by cobalt, dug with tiny child hands in China. Like a full circle.

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-11 10:09 PM | Reply

oops, wrong thread.

#6 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-11 10:09 PM | Reply

Urgency is building around the world to contain a global increase in the temperature, which has risen 1 degree Celsius since the start of the industrial revolution and is on track to at least double that increase by the end of the century. It marks the quickest change in the climate since the end of the last ice age some 10,000 years ago.

1 degree? Run for your lives, the sky is falling.

#7 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-06-12 10:18 AM | Reply

"Urgency is building around the world to contain a global increase in the temperature, which has risen 1 degree Celsius since the start of the industrial revolution..."

The question is: How much of that one degree is due to a natural cycle,[all, 97%, etc.] and how much, if any, is due to mankind.

#8 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-06-12 01:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#8 | Posted by MSgt, I don't know if we still have the ability, but it was interesting to note that while we were having a warming period on Earth, Mars did also. Seems the relative energy we receive from the sun fluctuates due to the activity of the sun it's self and minor variations in our orbit. I don't worry about global warming, we as a species would survive. But another ice age would be far more catastrophic. That happens fairly regularly.

#9 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-13 09:09 AM | Reply

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