Nothing better reveals the true agenda of environmental extremists than the fact that even an immediate, total U.S. carbon-emissions halt wouldn’t affect climate change significantly — but would cripple America’s economy and way of life.Do you see the problem the braintrust just made for itself?
Writing for The Examiner of Washington, Ron Arnold, executive vice president of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, highlights that key conclusion of a new Science and Public Policy Institute report (scienceandpublicpolicy.org).
If America eliminated all carbon emissions today, says report author Paul Knappenberger, global temperatures would rise just 0.08 degrees Celsius less by 2050, 0.17 degrees Celsius less by 2100 — “amounts that are ... negligible.” That’s because the rest of the world would replace U.S. carbon emissions in less than seven years; China alone would do so in less than 11 years.
For years the braintrust's been telling you, their faithful readers, that climate science is a perversion of genuine science and that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report is simply "garbage."
Now look at what they're saying: that even if the US were to eliminate all carbon emissions today, the temperature, due to the rest of the world's carbon emissions, would still rise. And they're basing this on the Ron Arnold piece in The Examiner that's paraphrasing this report from SPPI that states right away that it's:
Using assumptions based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Reports*, if the U.S. as a whole stopped emitting all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions immediately, the ultimate impact on projected global temperature rise would be a reduction, or a “savings,” of approximately 0.08°C by the year 2050 and 0.17°C by the year 2100—amounts that are, for all intents and purposes, negligible. [Emphasis added.]But if the genuine science has been perverted by the faith-based conclusions of the Church of Climatology whose "research" from the IPCC lacks any credibility, then doesn't that make all of Ron Arnold's points simply moot?