by: the Common Constitutionalist
Despite all the evidence to the contrary, climate alarmists, dressed in lab coats and calling themselves scientists are becoming wackier with every passing year.
The latest demonstration of said wackiness was a recent and no doubt little heard NPR radio interview of Peter Tans, the chief greenhouse gas scientist at NOAA. I say little heard because it is after all, NPR radio, which probably has a listening audience of tens of people, no doubt other government paid scientists.
Anyway, scientist Peter Tans says that in order to really fight climate change, carbon emission needs to be lowered to zero. Yes – you did read that right.
The NPR host Melissa Block throws a hanging curve over the plate.
Block: “How troubling is the new record number of carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere – 400 ppm?”
Tans: “What troubles me is that we’re still headed at full speed in a direction that we should not be going. We are at the beginning of bringing about huge changes in the Earth’s climate and ecosystems. The potential is there for us to make life hard, really, for future generations.”
Block: “And what would it take to reverse the carbon dioxide concentration levels that you’re seeing now?”
Tans: “See, that is really at the core of why we have made so little progress. The problem with CO2 in particular is that climate – forcing of climate change by CO2 depends not so much on the rate at which we are admitting it. It depends primarily on the total amount of CO2 that we’ve emitted since preindustrial times. The implication is that if we want to stop this, we have to bring the omissions back down to zero.” read more