Monday, November 22, 2010

Emission Accomplished

They say that every dark cloud has a silver the huge, boiling, all-engulfing pitch black cloud that looms over the world economy must be hiding a gigantic silver lining, right?

Well, no. But scientists believe they've discovered an eensy-weensy bit of potentially good news in that global production of carbon dioxide dropped 1.3% in the period between 2008 and 2009, owing to the world economy essentially grinding to a halt.

Factories were closed, people didn't need to drive to jobs, and business travelers weren't jetting through the skies. Even so, the climate change scientists had predicted the drop in carbon dioxide would be greater, but - tragically - the economy improved a bit over their projections.

Still, the climate change crowd can take heart from the fact that Barack Obama and his economic policies are still in place for another couple of years, fighting industry and employment to the best of his ability.

Not to mention the reduction in carbon dioxide resulting from more and more Americans holding their breath waiting for 2012 to arrive.



Anonymous said...

Spot on,
Amr Marzouk
Manly Beach

Angry Hoosier Dad said...

Gas Formula Contribution(%)

Water Vapor- H2O, 36 – 72 %
Carbon Dioxide- CO2, 9 – 26 %
Methane- CH4, 4 – 9 %
Ozone- O3, 3 – 7 %

Now if we could just do something about that pesky water vapor that is the primary greenhouse gas...
I know, let's nuke the clouds.

John the Econ said...

Wow, just imagine all the CO2 we could prevent if we all were unemployed!

Anonymous said...

But who is going to regulate those pesky volcanoes, just one eruption equals all of the emission man has made in the history of the industrial revolution, sorry didn't mean to confuse the hype with facts.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Readers- See, it's cynicism like this that makes it so hard to report "happy news." (grin)

Anonymous said...

well,well,well... once it became obvious that NONE of the dreaded results of global warming would occur we HAD to arrange a global shut down didn't we? The non-effect was coming so the cause had to be arranged. Meanwhile, check the science channel to see every warming and cooling since the earth was a molten ball attributed to CO2. Volcanoes released co2 and caused swampy hot earth. We all know plants came first, so they used up a lot of CO2 caused the ice ages. Animals appear and the ice ages retreat. I wish I were lying; PLEASE don't tell ME how silly this is. I am not writing these shows. moronpolitics

Jeff H said...

It's clear to anyone who isn't in a coma that destroying economic activity under the guise of "reducing carbon emissions" is the goal of this alleged administration and their mentors in the belly of Al Gore.

Colby_Muenster said...

Jeff H, Not so fast! BO and the Gore-ites are 100% in favor of economic activity.... increasing their bank account balances.

Seriously, I'll bet Big Al is shitting little green apples right now as he watches his house of cards collapse around him.

Bobo said...

Just think how much the ozone would improve if BO, his clan and their enitre entourage weren't jet-setting around the globe on Air Force One.

Joe said...

However, the TSA's new 'enhanced pat-downs' has millions of air travelers taking the bus or driving this year. Which in addition will raise the rates of vehicular accident deaths, but will also inevitably burn a lot more fossil fuels. Which should bring our emissions back up to normal levels again.