EU climate fight hit by new record low carbon price

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The new figures for 2010 from the WMO show that CO2 levels are now at 389 parts per million, up from about 280 ppm compared to the mid 1700s. Negotiators from many nations will gather this month in Doha in a last ditch effort to find a replacement for the expiring Kyoto Protocol climate regulations of 1997. (AP, Nov. 21, 2012)

So with this historical peak in climate heating CO2 air pollution, why have not actual earth temperatures risen accordingly?

Here are some contemporary global temperature findings of well-respected, nonpartisan climate science experts:

• Long term NOAA climate data show no significant wet/dry climate trends related to CO2 levels;
• There are no extreme high temperature trends correlated to CO2 levels;
• No correlations are observed in CO2 levels with the number or intensity of weather disasters such as tornadoes, tsunamis and hurricanes;
• Current CO2 levels are below optimal for plant life, and doubling CO2 levels would only increase global temperatures by a nominal one degree;
• There would be positive impacts of global warming such as the doubling of CO2 and moderate warming would benefit humanity with better agricultural crop yields. (WSJ, Sept.14, 2012)
• According to Britain’s Meteorological Office, the world’s climate has cooled during 2011 and 2012. The figures show that, although global temperatures are still well above the long-term average, they have fallen significantly since 2010. (The Sunday Times, Nov. 18, 2012)

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