Paul Beckwith blows duplicitous global temperature slight-of-hand out of the water
In this very important video Paul Beckwith makes several vitally-important points.
The first is that IEA figures purport to show flattening CO2 emissions while concentrations are increasing in an exponential manner.
The conclusion to be reached is that carbon sinks are failing meaning that “natural” causes (such as forest fires) are taking over as sources of greenhouse gas concentarations from human emissions.
In anybody’s language that is a tipping point.
The second important point is that conventional scientists have switched fron measurements since the onset of the industrial age to measurements since 1950.
This shows a moderate increase of 1.1C whereas if you use the same beginning and end-points the increase in temperature was 1.8C compared with pre-industrial levels which exceeds the minimum level of 1.5C in the Paris Agreemwent and approaching the ficticious level of 2.0C.
Note that the previous level reached previously by James Hansen beyond which we could not go without setting off positive feedbacks was 1.0C and possibly the true level was 0.5C relative to pre-industrial levels.
This 1950 sleight-of-hand was recently used in a talk I went to by Prof. Emeritus Peter Barrett to demonstrate a moderate and linear increase of 0.1C per decade.
In my books that represented either unforgivable incompetence or worse, fraud.
No other word for it.
Listen carefully to what Paul has to say on this
Vital Info: Paris 2 Degree Rise Relates to 1750
In 2015 and 2016 atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide spiked upward by record amounts. How was this possible, given claims that global human emissions flattened out?
Does it really mean that forests and oceans are absorbing less carbon?
The Paris Accord "safe temperature level of 2 degrees C (hope 1.5)" is relative to a start year of 1750 (pre-industrial). Please remember this; it is VERY important!!
Here is a video methane made about a month ago