How many studies and news articles do we need to have lined up in order to convince ignorant politicians (Senator Inhofe, bonafide conservative idiot) and industry fat-cats that global warming is here?
Global carbon emissions rose nearly 3 percent in 2005, up more than a quarter from 1990 levels despite many governments’ pledges of cuts to fight global warming, a scientist who provides data for the US Department of Energy said.
“The rate of acceleration is quite phenomenal,” said Gregg Marland, senior staff scientist at the US Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC), which supplies emissions data to governments, researchers and NGOs worldwide.
“Half of all emissions have been since 1980. I think people lose track of the rate of acceleration. You tend to think of (this as) something that’s been going on — it’s not,” he told Reuters late on Thursday.