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Sun Sep 18, 2016, 05:57 PM

Eleven of the 37 weeks of 2016 have shown CO2 increases higher than 4.00 ppm...

...over the same week of 2015 at the Mauna Loa observatory.

Up-to-date weekly average CO2 at Mauna Loa (Accessed September 18, 2016)

The reading for the week ending September 11, 2016 of 401.33 ppm is 4.03 ppm higher than the reading in the same week last year.

Before 2016, there were only 8 such readings in the entire history of the observatory's record of 2020 such readings going back to 1975.

They were the weeks ending September 6, 1998 (4.67 ppm), February 3, 2013 (4.54 ppm), September 27,1998 (4.49) ppm, April 18, 2010 (4.38 ppm), August 16, 2010 (4.17 ppm), May 6, 2012 and April 13, 2014, both at 4.01 ppm.

There are now 18 such readings, including one over 5.00 ppm, 5.04 ppm to be exact, on July 31 of this year. There was one other reading, 4.78 ppm, June 6, 2016 that exceeded all previous readings ever recorded.

Readings in the 20th century of this type averaged 1.54 ppm. In the 21st century, that same average is 2.09 ppm. For 2016 it is 3.52 ppm.

Since the destruction of the nuclear reactors, and thousands of buildings, at Fukushima, after which Japan shut it's nuclear reactors to see if they were "safe" and replaced them with power generated by burning dangerous fossil fuels using plants that kill people 100% of the time they operate, and not just after huge tsunamis, the average for these figures is 2.37 ppm.

In the last ten years, the world has squandered, other people use the word "invested", approximately two trillion dollars on so called "renewable energy" mostly on wind and solar infrastructure that will all be landfill within the next 30 years.

It didn't work; it isn't working; and it won't work.

If any of this troubles you; don't worry, be happy.

The City of Los Angeles has announced that it will be 100% powered by so called "renewable energy" "by 2030."

We can add this to the tens of thousands of announced programs and forecasts of "renewable energy by such and such a date" going back over half a century, beginning with Amory Lovins 1976 announcement that the United States would be producing 16 quads of solar energy "by 2000" (the entire planet as of 2016 doesn't produce 2 such quads), and extending right up to the present day.

Most such announcements choose a "by such and such a date" time point that will take place after the soothsayer offering it will be dead, but no matter.

All such predictions have been delusional. All are cases of people lying to themselves, something we are all happy to do, since it places the onus of action on our children and grandchildren to do what we have not done, and in fact, can't do, since so called "renewable energy" is, 1) not renewable, and 2) not sustainable, and 3) not realistic.

The world was previously powered by so called "renewable energy" up until the early 19th century, when so called "renewable energy" was abandoned because the bulk of the world's population, even more so than today, lived short, miserable lives of dire poverty.

But again, don't worry. Be happy.

It's the thought that counts, not results.

Have a wonderful week.

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Sun Sep 18, 2016, 06:54 PM

1. Troll alert!

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Sun Sep 18, 2016, 10:04 PM

2. There are, of course, a set of people who define liberal thought as...

...spouting a certain set of dogmatically defined positions on issues.

I make every effort to not be one of them, but I'm certainly aware of this type. They only hear what they want to hear, and are entirely uninterested in what is and what is not true.

Even if they think they're liberals; they are not, since liberality involves stepping out of predefined and preconceived notions.

The fact is that 1) The increases in carbon dioxide in 2016 are enormous in comparison of everything that's gone before.

2) The world did invest two trillion dollars in solar and wind energy in the last ten years and the expenditure was ineffective at reducing the rate of accumulation of carbon dioxide; in fact the data shows that the opposite result than that which was expected was obtained..

One can or cannot draw conclusions based on these incontrovertible facts, and one screams that anyone who states them is um, "trolling," but I'd rather be accused of being a troll by a fool than to consider that I am just one more asshole embracing lies at the expense of future generations and, in fact, all living things on this planet.

Have a very pleasant week.

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