Critical information was omitted from the recent Associated Press headline about “monster” growth in global CO2 emissions in 2010 and how it was much worse than the IPCC or anyone thought.
The following is from an anonymous submission to JunkScience.com:
The climate impacts are theoretically from the increased concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. This differs substantially from the amount of global emissions in a given year as there are natural carbon sinks(trees and the ocean) that suck up CO2.
The chart (below) shows the actual annual change in the CO2 PPM concentration has been decelerating since 1998 as nature has apparently found a way to adapt.
This is the opposite trend expected by the IPCC. This deceleration would be even steeper on a percentage of existing CO2 in the atmosphere.
The AP writer of the monster story has a history of promoting climate alarmism by omitting this kind of information.
Of course, all the media picks up an AP byline as gospel and we’re off to the races.
This story is probably going to be used to pressure Obama on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
Click to enlarge the chart.