Ironic Footnote to Global Warming Alarmism

Can Man cause Co2 to double? You hear over and over that a doubling of Co2 will lead to catastrophe. Nature can clearly double Co2; it was much higher in the atmosphere millions of years ago. But can Man?

This table from Doomed Planet says NO. The IPCC asserts that half of fossil fuel Co2 remains in the atmosphere. Currently we have 800 gigatonnes of Co2 up there, which makes up 388 ppm (part per million) of all air. If we burn all the remaining fossil fuels, we burn 647 gigatonnes of carbon, and if half remain up there, it only increases Co2 by another 157 ppm, well short of a double.

Funny. All this pernicious scientific manipulation for .. nothing.

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Affiliation: NetService Ventures

Duncan is an advisor to NetService Ventures, where he focuses on digital media and the mobile Internet.

Previously he was at four start-ups: Xumii, a mobile social service based on a Social Addressbook; SkyPilot Networks, the performance leader of wireless mesh systems for last-mile access, where he was the founding CEO; Covad Communications (Amex: DVW, $9B market cap at the peak), the leading independent DSL access provider, where he was the founding Chairman; InterTrust Technologies ($9B market cap at the peak), the pioneer in digital rights management technologies, now owned by Sony and Philips, where he was SVP Business Development and the pitchman for the IPO.

Before these ventures, Duncan was a partner at Cambridge Venture Partners, an early-stage venture firm, and managing partner of Gemini McKenna, a joint venture between Regis McKenna's marketing firm and Gemini Consulting, the global management consulting arm of Cap Gemini.

He serves on the board or is an adviser to Aggregate Knowledge (content discovery), Livescribe (digital pen), AllVoices (citizen journalism), Xumii (mobile social addressbook), Verismo (Internet settop box), and Widevine (DRM for IPTV).

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2 Comments on Ironic Footnote to Global Warming Alarmism

  1. Wish what you have said is true but Carbon conversion to carbon dioxide increases weight by 44:12 – the ratio of respective atomic weights.
    That said, calculating the release over 40 years ,say the effect is fairly minimal.Worth re-doing I think. The CO2 increase in the atmosphere cannot be mainly from fossil fuels.

  2. Also, the amount of CO2 that stays in the atmosphere is increasing as the ocean’s ability to absorb excess CO2 diminishes.

    And it’s not just the CO2 we should worry about, but the feedback effects that are likely to exacerbate climate change, such as losing Arctic ice cover.

    Scientists have traced the excess CO2 in the atmosphere back to human activity. CO2 from burning fossil fuels has a different ratio of isotopes than naturally occurring CO2.

    Aaron Huertas
    Union of Concerend Scientists

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