Skip to comments.Deadly extreme weather year for US as carbon emissions soar
Posted on 01/10/2022 11:18:38 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
The United States staggered through a steady onslaught of deadly billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in an extra hot 2021, while the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions last year jumped 6% because of surges in coal and long-haul trucking, putting America further behind its 2030 climate change cutting goal.
Three different reports released Monday, though not directly connected, paint a picture of a U.S. in 2021 struggling with global warming and its efforts to curb it.
Scientists have long said human-caused climate change makes extreme weather nastier and more frequent, documenting numerous links to wild and deadly weather events. They say hotter air and oceans and melting sea ice alter the jet stream which brings and stalls storm fronts, makes hurricanes wetter and stronger, while worsening western droughts and wildfires.
Experts expected U.S. greenhouse emissions to increase from the steep 2020 pandemic dive, but how big it jumped worried them.
“What was dismaying was that emissions bounced back even faster than the economy as a whole,” said Rhodium Group partner Kate Larsen, a co-author of the emissions report, which was based on daily and weekly government data.“
Coal use increased for the first time since 2014, 17% from 2020, mostly because of spikes in natural gas prices, Larsen said.
“This is an example of how we’ve been riding on cheap natural gas to drive coal’s decline over the last 15 years,” Larsen said.
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Haha! Here comes the yellow rain pouring down my leg.
The author of this piece needs to be immediately thrown into a volcano to appease the angry, raging Eath Mother.
What a bunch of BS
Deadly extreme weather year for US as carbon emissions soar
I rally can’t believe that is the headline. That’s bad even for them
Think I’ll have soup for lunch. Yeah, soup sounds good.
I blame Leonardo DiCaprio’s super yacht.
CO2 is essential for life on earth.
It is not a dangerous pollutant.
If everyone who believes it is dangerous would stop exhaling it, we would solve this problem overnight.
Extreme, extreme, extreme—omg we are all gonna die!
THANK GOD CARBON EMISSIONS ARE UP. There will be more trees, more gras, more flowers, and more crops. The greening of the earth is brought about by increases in carbon in the air.
Funny how INGSOC-Associated Press does not seem to want to mention the biggest carbon emitters, China and India, in this article.
Because coincidence is causation.
Consider the source.
I thought emissions were down because of the lockdown.
Kids, put a couple more birch logs on the fire. The news says it is cold out there.
Are you Joe? Joe Banks?
Why, yes. Yes I am.
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