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November 30, 2006 12:34PM
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2006/11/30/carbondioxide_pla.html?category=earth

Greenhouse Gas Is Ramping Up Fast

Nov. 30, 2006 — The latest real-world measurements of carbon dioxide levels in Earth's atmosphere show that it's increasing at breakneck speed, despite some preliminary efforts in some parts of the world to rein in fossil fuel burning — the main source of the surplus greenhouse gas.

The new data reported in Tasmania last week shows there were 7.9 billion tons of carbon emitted in 2005 and that the 1 percent per year carbon dioxide concentration increase rate of the 1990s has already jumped to 2.5 percent per year. These numbers all point to a worst-case scenario greenhouse effect and global warming.........

.............The documented rise in carbon levels was revealed as the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether or not the Environmental Protection Agency should regulate carbon dioxide emissions. Currently, carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping pollutants have not been classified as pollutants by the federal agency.

The new data could add some urgency to the Supreme Court's arguments.

Six climate scenarios were modeled in the late 1990s for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 2000 report. The IPCC scenarios range from a world that vigorously curtails its fossil fuel addiction, to one in which greenhouse gas emissions continue to grow unchecked.

"The emissions are tracking the two uppermost of those scenarios," said Raupach. "That’s not good.".............

But not to worry folks, our fearless COMMANDER AND CHIEF has indicated that CO2 is not a problem, not a pollutant that should be regulated, and why is this, because his GOOD OL BUDDIES, oil industry COMMANDER'S and CHIEF'S say its so! Oh, and BIG COAL share Bush's enthusiasm that CO2 is just a friendly gas that makes us just a WEE BIT warmer, and besides, there's dumptrucks full of cash to be made! And more importantly, as I now recall, THE DECIDER doesn't have to explain to us, why he does, what he does, or thinks, what he thinks.
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