Covid pandemic has little impact on rise in CO2

Posted: November 23, 2020 by oldbrew in atmosphere, climate, Emissions, Uncertainty
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Photosynthesis: nature requires carbon dioxide

This seems open to interpretation. Does it lead to the possibility that most CO2 rise is natural, and therefore all attempted reductions are an even bigger waste of time, money and resources than they were anyway? Here the BBC serves up another dollop of warmist assertions it can’t or won’t try to justify, presumably in an attempt to prevent any inconvenient notions about greenhouse gas theory from entering its audience’s heads.
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The global response to the Covid-19 crisis has had little impact on the continued rise in atmospheric concentrations of CO2, says the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

This year carbon [dioxide] emissions have fallen dramatically due to lockdowns that have cut transport and industry severely, says BBC News.

But this has only marginally slowed the overall rise in concentrations, the scientists say.

The details are published in the WMO’s annual greenhouse gas bulletin. This highlights the concentrations of warming gases in the atmosphere.

Greenhouse gas concentrations are the cumulative result of past and present emissions of a range of substances, including carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide.

Through the Paris Agreement, countries are trying to reduce emissions of these pollutants which are generated through, for example, the burning of fossil fuels.

These greenhouse gases trap heat close to the Earth’s surface, driving up temperatures. This planetary warming threatens global food supplies, makes weather events – such as tropical storms and heatwaves – more extreme and increases the risk of flooding caused by sea level rise.

CO2 levels are measured in parts per million (ppm) – an indication of their overall atmospheric abundance.

According to the WMO, the global average in 2019 was 410.5ppm, an increase of 2.6ppm over 2018. This was larger than the increase from 2017 to 2018 and bigger than the average over the past decade.

Thanks to lockdowns in early 2020, carbon emissions fell by 17% at their peak, but the overall effect on concentrations has been very small.

Full report here.

  1. cognog2 says:

    The one thing greenhouse gases cannot trap is the rising energy in the Latent Heat contained in water vapor due to its inherent buoyancy. This amounts to some 694 Watthrs/kilogram of vapor. In essence this provides a strong NEGATIVE feedback to the Greenhouse Effect.

  2. Graeme No.3 says:

    Assuming that
    (1) CO2 traps heat
    (2) the concentration has risen 130 p.p.m. since 1855
    (3) the world has warmed by 1.3℃ since 1855
    It follows that each CO2 molecule must be around 100℃, a useful source of heating.

    Yes, I know the figures are ‘rubbery’; for a start the temperature in 1855 is based on one thermometer* in the whole southern hemisphere. A bit of ‘creative’ figuring?
    And if the temperature rise is only 0.85℃ then the CO2 would only be 65℃, hotter than the output of those heat pumps they want to wish on us.
    There is the thought that if CO2 from humans is higher inside houses then any heating will be unnecessary for inhabited houses. Is that the real basis of government planning?

    *in what is now Indonesia.

  3. oldbrew says:

    ‘CO2 levels are measured in parts per million (ppm) – an indication of their overall atmospheric abundance.’ – BBC

    Lack of abundance – 415 ppm CO2 leaves 999,585 ppm for the rest of the atmosphere. Most so-called greenhouse gas is water vapour anyway.

  4. cognog2 says:

    Overall – very small? I gather it has been undetectable within the error bars in the measurement process. No surprise to me. IMO This whole emissions obsession is a scam.

  5. Chaswarnertoo says:

    I was under the impression that any effect was not measurable. This showing AGW to be a scam.

  6. oldbrew says:

    ‘Net zero’ may turn out to mean the effect, or lack of it, of pursuing anti carbon dioxide policies.

  7. Jeremy says:

    “Thanks to lockdowns in early 2020, carbon emissions fell by 17%… CO2 levels… in 2019 was 410.5ppm, an increase of 2.6ppm over 2018. This was larger than the increase from 2017 to 2018 and bigger than the average over the past decade.”

    The above is an admission of the elephant in the room: The sharp reduction of man’s emissions of CO2 had no effect on how much CO2 was in the atmosphere.

    In fact, the growth of atmospheric CO2 didn’t decrease – In the presence of reduced emissions by man, it actually increased. The absence of impact on atmospheric CO2 confirms what has now been shown by real scientists (Salby, Harde, Berry): Man’s emissions of carbon are irrelevant.

    Are you listening Boris?

  8. oldbrew says:

    Greenhouse gas emissions rose despite COVID-19 lockdowns, World Meteorological Organization says
    REUTERS 23 Nov. 2020

    Irrespective of what we do to curb emissions today, much of the carbon dioxide already emitted decades ago remains in the atmosphere and contributes to global warming, climate scientists say.
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    But these accumulations of CO2 have no effect on the rate of temperature increase? If anything rises fell away after the 1998 El Nino until the 2016 one, and even now the global temp is barely above end-of-century temps, if at all.

    Supposed CO2 effects look feeble to say the least.

  9. Paul Vaughan says:


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