What Happened to Global Warming?
May 14, 2013 § 10 Comments
In a recent issue of the Economist is the disturbingly interesting report that in the last decade or so the carbon dioxide emitted was according to predictions but the temperature remained flat. Between 2000 and 2010 the world added about 100 billion tonne of CO2, but the five year running average of temperature remained flat over the same period.
This needs some serious explanation. That reduced emissions are generally good for us is not in question. But the models quantifying this ought to be robust if we want the general public energized. There is nothing robust about the model in the indicated period. Continued emphasis on energy efficiency is certainly warranted. This delivers both economic benefit and reduction in emissions. But the more costly carbon sequestration suggestions may now come under greater scrutiny.