Global CO2 Emissions Jump Another 3% In 2011 – Yet Temperatures Show No Increase In 14 Years

New CO2 report! Expect the mainstream media to begin their chorus of impending doom and gloom now that the latest annual global CO2 report has been released.

Warmist energy and climate website CO2-Handel reports here that once again global CO2 emissions have increased, reaching a record level in 2012!  Yet CO2 Handel forgets to tell us that global temperature hasn’t risen in almost 15 years:

Atmospheric CO2 has been rising for years, but global temps are going in the opposite direction! Source: (Straight lines drawn in by hand by NTZ).

According to an annual report prepared by the EU Commission and Dutch PBL research organization, man pumped another 34 billion tons of CO2 into the Earth’s atmosphere.  The report was made public in Italy yesterday.

The report says China now produces as much CO2 per capita as Europe. Globally, CO2 emissions in 2011 were 3% higher, despite Europe and USA cutting their emissions 3% and 2% respectively (due in large part to the relatively warm winter and the global economic crisis).

Emissions in China, however, surged 9% primarily due to growing steel and cement production. India’s emissions jumped 6%. And because these countries are a long way from being optimally developed, even greater CO2 emissions there and in the other developing countries are inevitable. Don’t expect CO2 to be curbed anytime soon.

CO2 Handel also writes:

But the experts see a shimmer of hope: The share of renewable energy foremost sun, wind and biomass in energy production has quadrupled between 1992 and 2011.”

But at what cost, and has it stopped CO2 emissions?

And looking at the above temperature chart, why would anyone even want to curb CO2 emissions? The sooner we get to 500 ppm, the better. At that point, today’s developing countries will have reached a standard of living that is humane.

Final note: A few readers may claim I’m cherry-picking with the start-point of the chart. Look at it as you wish. The fact remains that temperature has ignored CO2 15 years.  I’ll leave it up to them to find the “missing heat”.

13 responses to “Global CO2 Emissions Jump Another 313 In 2011 – Yet Temperatures Show No Increase In 14 Years”

  1. Alex

    NASA has just discovered that, wait for it, quote:
    “Curiosity (the new Mars rover that is to land very soon) is after more than water, however. To support Earth-like life, an environment needs water, an energy source, like the sun or chemical energy, and carbon.”

    So, what is happening on our planet is that one of the three vital ingredients of life, in fact the rarest one availbale at only 0.04% of the atmosphere, is increasing by a few ppm every year. Fact is that trees are growing bigger, food plants grow better and semi deserts are expected to turn into lush pastures and savannah’s into forests.

    Those anti-life low-lives who see carbon dioxide gas as some kind of demon should be rounded up, straight-jacketed and driven to wherever such confused people are taken.

  2. Ulrich Elkmann

    Alex: you go too much by their inflammatory rhetoric. They’re not against all CO2, just against too much of it. If you & I have too much of it, it’s their duty to take it away so it can do no harm. The same goes for other’s people’s money, political power, time on the airwaves, cool cars, holidays, er, conferences in the sun with beach bunnies…

  3. DirkH
  4. DirkH

    Re China and “being not optimally developed”: The communist leadership needs to maintain about 7% growth to keep the population busy. So this is what the central committee orders the regional apparatchiks to do. The easiest and maybe only way to do this is building. So all the regions build just as much as is needed to fulfill the given goal.

    There are now already millions of luxury apartments standing empty, in some cases entire ghost cities with 10% occupany. It’s the largest real estate bubble in the history of mankind.

    DEZ 11 home prices plunge for 3 consec months in China

    2011 about Chinas real estate bubble – 10s of millions of empty apartments!

  5. John F. Hultquist

    It is not helpful to equate carbon and carbon dioxide. NASA uses the word “carbon” that is, at 18.5 %, the second most important element in living organisms but it is only 0.0028% in ocean water. Alex’s phrase . . .

    “one of the three vital ingredients of life, in fact the rarest one availbale (sic) at only 0.04% of the atmosphere,”

    . . . appears to mean carbon dioxide. And what “rarest” means in this context is unknown.

    “despite Europe and USA cutting their emissions 3% and 2% respectively”

    The WUWT post on July 2 has a chart and some numbers for the USA but seems to be using slightly different definitions and time frames.

    Shale gas replacing coal for electricity generation is cited as one of the major reasons, in addition to the stalled economy.

    Under the title “No coal for you”, Tim Blair quotes a former Labor MP. It is worth reading.

  6. archaeopteryx

    “The share of renewable energy foremost sun, wind and biomass in energy production has quadrupled between 1992 and 2011.”

    These quadruplings usually refer to installed capacity. You may quadruple the 25,000 wind generators in Germany, but you will not increase thw 6,5-7% of electricity contribution by much (unless if you own Norway to pump water).

    Also, 400% of nothing, is still nothing

    1. DirkH

      Norway actually has *NO* pumped hydro. Maybe they’ll build some in the future; a little bit of planning is going on. All their electricity comes from ordinary hydro that you can always throttle at will.

      1. Bob in Castlemaine

        Not pumped storage, but Denmark’s excess night time wind generation does at times off-load some of Norway’s controllable hydro generation. Presumably Denmark subsequently imports some of this controllable Norwegian hydro at times when the wind does not cooperate.
        I suspect that this interchange mechanism has allowed Denmark to be able to claim after decades of very expensive electricity that they have finally reduced their CO2 emissions by a very small percentage?

        1. DirkH

          Realtime energie import ud export Daenemark, Denmark
          Electricity + Gas:

          Notice the vast energy amounts passing the borders in gas pipelines; completely dwarfing the electricity interconnectors.

          1. DirkH

            IOW: they export tons of gas they get from the North sea to Sweden and Germany; they offshore their CO2 emissions – they could easily produce their piddly electricity needs by burning a little gas but instead, they let their citizens pay the highest electricity rate in the world for a revolutionary never-been-done-before array of propellers.

            The result is visible here. Danes, don’t look at it. I hate to make you cry.

            Heritage Foundation World economic freedom

  7. nofreewind
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