Russian scientists claim global warming cannot be stopped without CO2 traps

Posted: June 8, 2022 by oldbrew in climate, Emissions, Energy, research, Temperature
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CO2 is not pollution


They do at least discuss ‘the discrepancy between the constant increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the non-monotonic increase in global temperature’, which ought to be a strong hint that currently popular climate theories are not satisfactory. But is obsessing about 0.04% of the atmosphere, a large part of it naturally produced, ‘scientific’ anyway?
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Reducing the consumption of fossil fuels is not enough to prevent the world’s average annual temperature from rising by two or more degrees above pre-industrial levels, says Phys.org.

Russian scientists at NUST MISIS are convinced that global climate change cannot be stopped without the development of technologies for removing carbon dioxide from the air. The results of their study are presented in Thermal Engineering.

The anthropogenic factor is considered to be the main cause of climate change. The use of fossil fuels, agriculture and forestry are among the main drivers of global warming.

In accordance with the Paris Climate Agreement signed in 2015, the world community is striving to prevent the global average annual temperature on the planet from exceeding 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2100 and to do everything possible to keep warming within 1.5 degrees Celsius.

According to last year’s report of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), this decade is the last chance for humanity to take the measures needed to slow global warming.

Scientists from NUST MISIS, the Moscow Power Engineering Institute and the Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences have analyzed key trends in global energy and climate indicators, and concluded that although the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement are unattainable, there is no reason for apocalyptic sentiment.

Despite the fact that fossil fuels account for up to 90% of carbon dioxide emissions, the intensity of CO2 emissions per unit of energy consumed has steadily decreased over the past 100 years, the authors of the study note.

However, energy consumption in each country is highly dependent on climate and geographical factors. With the world’s population projected to grow to 10 billion people, global energy consumption will rise to 28–30 billion tons of coal equivalent by 2100, just 30–40% more than today.

While many international experts predict growth in energy consumption of up to 60, 100 and even 200 billion tons, such projections are based on the erroneous assumption that developing countries require the same amounts of energy to achieve a standard of living comparable to that of Western countries.

This theory does not take into account the geographical factor: most of the so-called developed countries are located in the middle and high latitudes, and up to 40% of all energy consumption is spent on space heating. In addition, climate change is also having an impact on energy consumption.

Thus, according to various estimates, the total energy consumption in Russia over the past 30 years has decreased by 10 to 15%, and energy costs for heating premises—by 15–20%.

Full article here.

Comments
  1. tallbloke says:

    Putin would love Europe to waste 40% of the gas it buys off him to generate the power needed to pull CO2 out of the air. Bigger sales, more Rubles, huge grins in the Kremlin.

  2. catweazle666 says:

    Clearly they don’t teach Henry’s law at NUST MISIS…

  3. Gamecock says:

    ‘the world’s average annual temperature from rising by two or more degrees above pre-industrial levels’

    We have no freakin’ clue what the earth’s average annual temperature was in the pre-industrial period.

    ‘Russian scientists at NUST MISIS are convinced that global climate change cannot be stopped without the development of technologies for removing carbon dioxide from the air.’

    Geoengineering. Billions will die. But, of course, that’s the idea. They aren’t out to save the planet, they are going to eliminate you. “Saving the planet” is to get you to accept it.

  4. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Thought the Russians had more sense.

  5. oldbrew says:

    Industrial technologies for removing carbon dioxide from the air can help to control the rate of warming without completely abandoning fossil fuels, but they are now expensive, which is an obstacle to their widespread distribution. At present, only 26 such facilities operate worldwide in eight countries, and their combined capacity is only sufficient to capture less than one tenth of a percent of total emissions.

    However, the authors of the study are confident that without the development of such technologies, the goal of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius by the end of this century will not be achievable.
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    So carbon capture is too expensive to be viable, before even looking at practical issues, and even if it’s tried it only captures a laughably tiny proportion of the target volume (much of which is currently used to get more oil out of the ground). ‘Dead end’ springs to mind.

  6. dennisambler says:

    In the 70’s there were serious proposals for warming up the planet, including making the Arctic Ocean ice free.

  7. dscott says:

    To accept the premise that CO2 levels are too high and rising you have to believe they were always 280 ppm throughout earth’s history. Such as belief is demonstrably false.

    During the Cretaceous period, a time when there was 10 times the biological diversity of today, atmospheric levels of CO2 were running around 1000 ppm and O2 levels around 32% versus the 21% today.

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