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I've lived in the Northeast on a tidal creek my whole life, 61 years... Same Sh*&t-Different day... When we get a Nor'easter and some minor flooding all the Kooks show up to take pictures, then they run around talking about sea levels rising! !   Numbskulls :butt-kicking:

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Greenhouse gas 12,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide generated mainly in China and India is being released into the atmosphere at record levels, a new study claims

  • One tonne of HFC-23 emissions is equal to 12,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide
  • It is a by-product of cooling systems in developing nations like China and India
  • A 2017 report from those countries suggested it had been almost eliminated
  • The atmospheric readings from this study contradict those 2017 findings 

PUBLISHED: 08:50 EST, 21 January 2020 | UPDATED: 08:50 EST, 21 January 2020 



A greenhouse gas 12,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide and generated mainly in China and India is being released at record levels, a new study claims.

The study led by the University of Bristol contradicts reports that the gas, called HFC-23, was almost eliminated from the atmosphere in 2017.

It has few industrial applications but is vented into the atmosphere during the creation of a chemical 'widely used in cooling systems' in developing countries.

Starting in 2015 India and China announced ambitious plans to end emissions in factories of the gas and in 2017 said they'd succeeded. 



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2 hours ago, md11fr8dawg said:

Yes we can Umbertino, besides, according to AOC and the lunatic global socialist elitist, we only have 10 years left before we ALL DIE. So it won't matter anyway


Ok then.....


I already stated in another post that I do not believe that ( 10 years stuff)...I hope to live at least another 20/25 years myself ( I'm almost 63)

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Australia bushfires contribute to big rise in global CO2 levels: UK's Met Office

LONDON (Reuters) - Australia's bushfires are contributing to one of the biggest annual increases in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere since record-keeping began more than 60 years ago, according to a forecast published by Britain's Met Office on Friday.

While human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are responsible for the bulk of the increase in CO2 levels, Australia's bushfires have made the problem measurably worse, underscoring the impact of the catastrophe on the global climate system.

"A forecast of the atmospheric concentration of carbon-dioxide shows that 2020 will witness one of the largest annual rises in concentration since measurements began at Mauna Loa, in Hawaii, 1958," the Met Office said in a statement.

It said the atmospheric concentration of CO2 is expected to peak above 417 parts per million in May, with the average for the year forecast to be 414.2 ± 0.6ppm. This annual average represents a 2.74 ± 0.57 ppm rise on the 2019 average.

Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere have already far surpassed what scientists consider to be safe limits.

At a climate summit in Madrid in December, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that 400 ppm had once been considered "an unthinkable tipping point."

The last time there was a comparable concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere was between 3 and 5 million years ago, when the temperature was between 2 and 3 degrees Celsius warmer and sea levels were 10 to 20 meters higher than today, scientists say.

Although the data series started in 1958 has always shown CO2 concentrations increasing year-on-year, driven by fossil fuel burning and deforestation, the rate of rise has not been perfectly even, the Met Office said.

Fluctations in the amount of CO2 absorbed by tropical forests and other natural carbon sinks can affect overall levels of the gas in the atmosphere.

"Overall these are expected to be weaker than normal for a second year running," said Richard Betts, of the Met Office Hadley Centre and University of Exeter.

This year, the Met forecasts that the impact of weather patterns on global ecosystems will increase the annual human-caused rise in CO2 concentration by 10%, with emissions from the Australian fires accounting for one-fifth of that increase.

Australia's fires are themselves a foretaste of the kind of catastrophes that are liable to become normal as the planet warms, with prolonged drought and low humidity making arid landscapes more vulnerable to huge blazes, scientists say.

The CO2 forecast underscored the urgency of the task facing negotiators trying to persuade big countries to cut emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreement to combat climate change, which is still nowhere near on track to spare the world from devastating temperature increases.

The accord enters a crucial implementation phase this year, with governments due to submit more ambitious plans for climate action ahead of a summit in Glasgow in November. Australia's government is regarded as among the main laggards.

Last month, the 2020 Climate Change Performance Index rated Australia as one of the worst performers among 57 high-emitters, awarding it 0 out of 100 possible points for its policies.



Man made?????


24 Australians arrested for deliberately setting fires this season


Two dozen Australians in the state of New South Wales have been arrested since early November for intentionally setting fires as record-large blazes continue to burn across the country.

There have been 24 people charged with deliberately setting fires among 183 facing legal action in the state, according to the New South Wales Police Force.


In addition to those facing the most serious charges of starting fires intentionally, authorities said another 53 people are facing legal action for not complying with the state's fire ban and 47 people have faced legal action for discarding a lit cigarette or match on land.

Starting a bushfire intentionally and being reckless in causing its spread can result in up to 21 years in prison, authorities said.

Legal actions can range "from cautions through to criminal charges," according to NSW police.

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A car travels on a road through thick smoke from bush fires in Bemboka, in Australia's New South Wales state, Jan. 5, 2020.
A car travels on a road through thick smoke from bush fires in Bemboka, in Australia's New South Wales state, Jan. 5, 2020.Saeed Khan/AFP via Getty Images

At least 24 people have been killed and over 2,000 homes have been destroyed by the bushfires, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Monday. Over 12 million acres have burned in Australia since the start of the fire season.

New South Wales, in the southeastern part of the country, has been particularly hard hit by fires this season. The state includes the capital of Sydney, Australia's largest city, as well as Newcastle, Maitland, Central City and Wollongong. It is the country's most populous state.

The University of Sydney estimated 480 million animals have perished in Australia's fires in New South Wales alone.

"The fires have also been devastating for Australia’s wildlife and wild places, as vital areas of bush, forests and parks have been scorched and many millions of animals killed or injured," Dr. Stuart Blanch, senior manager land clearing and restoration with World Wildlife Fund-Australia, told ABC News. "Until the fires subside the full extent of damage will remain unknown."

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An RFS Crew attempts to put out a smoldering pile of railway sleepers. The sleepers measured over 600 degrees on a thermal temperature gauge two days after the fire front had passed... more
An RFS Crew attempts to put out a smoldering pile of railway sleepers. The sleepers measured over 600 degrees on a thermal temperature gauge two days after the fire front had passed through on Jan. 6, 2020 in Wingello, Australia.Brett Hemmings/Getty Images

The Insurance Council of Australia said Tuesday local time the estimated damage bill with insurance claims has reached $485 million U.S., while Morrison said Monday that the government was committing an extra $1.4 billion U.S. toward the recovery effort. Tens of millions had already been promised to the cause.

The fires have received worldwide attention in recent weeks, with many politicians and celebrities rallying to the cause. Late Monday U.S. time, Australian actor Chris Hemsworth pledged $1 million to fight the wildfires. Celebrities such as singer Pink, Australian actress Nicole Kidman and musician husband Keith Urban have donated $500,000 each to the cause.

Many have also called attention to the affects of climate change and global warming for accelerating the spread of bushfires.

"Approaches that ignore the fact that the climate is changing and the odds that these kinds of hazards like wildfires, like heat waves, like heavy rainfall, like extreme storm surge flooding -- not acknowledging that these hazards are changing is a recipe for continuing to be exposed to these kinds of unprecedented conditions,” Noah Diffenbaugh, a climate researcher and earth system science professor at Stanford University, told ABC News.




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If I remember my science class, C02 comes from exhaling. Carbon Monoxide come from burning things.



Where does carbon monoxide come from?

Carbon monoxide is formed by the incomplete combustion of fuels such as wood, coal, propane and natural gas. 
Carbon monoxide can be toxic when inhaled.
I do know that C02 can come from cars with catalytic converters but old cars put out C0 not C02.




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Greta Thunberg: Davos leaders ignored climate activists' demands


Activist says calls to break from fossil fuels have been ignored at World Economic Forum


Graeme Wearden in Davos

Fri 24 Jan 2020 17.38 GMT



Greta Thunberg and fellow climate activists at a Fridays for Future protest in Davos
Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty
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US and Europe clash over climate crisis threat on last Davos day


US Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin downplay risks posed by climate emergency


Larry Elliott in Davos

Fri 24 Jan 2020 13.54 GMT

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