A Record To Celebrate!

by William Yeatman on May 31, 2011

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Someone alert the Guinness Book of World Records! In 2010, humans set a new all-time high for global greenhouse gas emissions, according to an International Energy Agency analysis released yesterday.

If you are an alarmist, then this is one of your many causes for concern. If, however, you are a global warming “denier” like me, then this is a cause for celebration, because more emissions translate into more wealth creation!

Allow me to explain. About 85 percent of the world’s energy is derived from the combustion of fossil fuels, which is also the primary source of greenhouse gas emissions. Because every act of economic production requires an energy input, economic growth and greenhouse gas emissions increase together in lockstep. Reports Reuters,

Global emissions of carbon dioxide hit their highest level ever in 2010, with the growth driven mainly by booming coal-reliant emerging economies, the International Energy Agency’s chief economist said on Monday.

…“It’s a very strong rebound in CO2 emissions, driven mainly by the non-OECD countries,” [Faith] Birol [IEA’s chief economist] told Reuters in an interview, adding three quarters of the growth came from emerging economies such as China or India.

Poor people are getting less poor. To me, that’s a great thing. The warmer winters are merely a bonus.

Ralph May 31, 2011 at 7:37 pm

This is the only technology that can have an immediate impact.

The US government has been working on this technology for over 10 years.
Please take 15 min and explore the links provided. Why the US media is reluctant to cover this is astounding.

Andrea Rossi has given three demonstrations so far including with professors from Bologna University and the Swedish skeptics society and the Chairman of the Swedish Physics Union. This is an directory of Rossi efforts http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Andrea_A._Rossi_Cold_Fusion_Generator. This is a link to the LENR site where detailed information about cold fusion efforts is available. http://www.lenr-canr.org/News... The US Naval Research lab has been working on this with positive results for over 10 years and has confirmed it existence. \

Rossi has announced a 1MW Cold Fusion facility to be opened in Greece this Oct. Still top line periodicals have yet to publish even one article. This will change the economics of the world lifting many people out of poverty and it will also threaten many vested interests.

http://pesn.com/2011/05/17/9501827_Ampenergo_Amps_Up_Rossis_Energy_Catalyzer_in_America/
“..Ampenergo was founded by Karl Norwood, Richard Noceti, Robert Gentile and Craig Cassarino. It is important to note that Robert Gentile was the Assistant Secretary of Energy for Fossil Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) during the early 1990’s. This helps confirm Rossi’s claim that tests of the E-Cat have been observed by the U.S. Department of Defense and the DOE. It is very likely that at least certain individuals in the DOD and DOE are aware and interested in the Energy Catalyzer. However, their silence is deafening.

Michael Jones June 1, 2011 at 9:19 am

I hope the next finacial crisis causes the whole house of cards to fall and end the madness we humans have caused. Obviously, we will not have the intelligence and sanity to curb not only our emissions but numbers. We are blinded by ego driven wants and greed and not much better than the micro organisms in a petri dish, just a little more clever.
Fools

Miroslav Pavlíček June 1, 2011 at 12:53 pm

“I don’t need electricity for my life. I would be complained even when I watched my TV lighted by candles.”
This has been said by Ľubica Trubiniová, a director of Slovakian branch of Greenpeace and a leader of a campaign For Nuclear-Free Slovakia.
She has made headlines in press with the declaration, of course. Look at one of them:
http://i.zpravy.cz/pes/11/054/pmaxi/WAG3b806a_vyroktydne.jpg

It’s slightly off topic but she is so cute, you must appreciate her.

Michael June 2, 2011 at 1:44 am

CO2 is plants best friend.

Michael Jones June 2, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Just don’t OD on it!

Mia Foster June 3, 2011 at 12:41 am

IGCC fuel plants use the carbon twice or can sequester in older oil wells. The world uses the energy is does and will use more as time goes on. We can use it more efficiently and wisely.

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