Part of a real AP headline: ‘Emissions Need to Drop Below Zero’

Part of a real AP headline: ‘Emissions Need to Drop Below Zero’
Science will not be denied by "unacceptable political meddling."

[Ed. – The party of science speaks.]

The detachment from reality of those who actually believe that the recent international climate agreement in Paris is anything but a dangerous and potentially expensive charade has become especially irritating.

The goals identified in Paris are obviously unachievable, and have no direct tie-in to reducing “global warming.” Convincing evidence of the link between carbon dioxide generation and allegedly rising global temperatures doesn’t exist. In light of this reality, someone really needs to ask the AP’s Karl Ritter how much Kool-Aid he had to drink before he informed readers on Thursday morning that the “PARIS CLIMATE GOALS MEAN EMISSIONS NEED TO DROP BELOW ZERO” — and then attempted to take that goal seriously.

Ritter told readers about incredibly expensive, exotic, unproven and logistically burdensome methods world leaders might mandate to go about “removing more greenhouse gases from the atmosphere than humans put in it,” involving getting rid of “about 50 billion tons (of “greenhouse gases) a year, mostly carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels for energy.” They include “planting more forests, which absorb carbon dioxide naturally as they grow, and combining bioenergy with carbon capture technologies.” Then as Ritter noted, “there’s the issue of finding places to store the carbon dioxide once you’ve captured it.” Yeah, we’re supposed to bury huge volumes of CO2 under rocks.

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