Second Biggest Jump in Annual CO2 Levels Reported as Trump Leaves Paris Climate Agreement

“All the indicators are going in the wrong direction, and warning bells are ringing so loud as to be deafening,” said Kevin Trenberth, a senior scientist in the climate analysis section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. “Without the Paris agreement, the acceleration will likely continue and we will exceed 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial by the 2050s or earlier.” Continue reading

Trump’s Climate Cuts Will Add Millions of Extra Tons of CO2 to the Air

David Bookbinder, projects the U.S. will miss its Paris goal by 1 billion metric tons if Trump succeeds in undoing most of the Obama-era climate rules. (The Climate Advisers projection is about 500 million to 700 million metric tons short of the Paris target, depending on the number of rules repealed.) Continue reading

CO2’s Vertigo-Inducing Rate of Rise — In First 5 Months of 2016 Hothouse Gas Concentration Rocketed 3.7 Parts Per Million Above 2015

GR.– A recurring warning from climatologists is the possibility that melting permafrost will generate a positive feedback loop in global warming.  Such an event would move the “Climate Emergency” into an extreme phase from which we could not recover without … Continue reading