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Goal of study is to constrain temperature change to 2 degrees Fahrenheit

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg have calculated the amount of carbon dioxide humans can safely emit before effecting the heating of the Earth.

Scientist Erich Roeckner and his team have created a model that determines the highest volumes of carbon dioxide that humans are allowed to emit in order to ensure that Earth does not heat up by more than two degrees Celsius, which is the gate to climate warming. They've used the methodology proposed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in order to reconstruct historical emission pathways "on the basis of already-calculated carbon dioxide concentrations." 

In order for this to occur, carbon cycle data, such as the volume of carbon dioxide absorbed by forests and oceans, is added to the model. The model then simulates the evolution of carbon dioxide emissions in order to understand what the future holds and how it should be changed to prevent warming. 

The model is based on a low-resolution spatial grid with 400 kilometer grid spacing. With this kind of model, the land surface, ocean, sea ice, atmosphere and terrestrial and marine carbon cycle are all included in the study.

According to the model, carbon dioxide caused by fossil fuels must be reduced to almost zero by the end of the century to achieve long-term goals of carbon concentration stabilization in the atmosphere. The model calculated that, since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, fossil carbon dioxide has increased by 35 percent.

Other figures the model has calculated is that carbon emissions will increase from seven billion tonnes in 2000 to 10 billion tonnes in 2015. Then, emissions will have to be decreased by 56 percent by 2050, and reach zero by the end of the century for long-term stabilization to be achieved. But even if these goals are met, global warming would only stay below two degrees Celsius until 2100, and further measures will need to be taken to control warming. 

Roeckner noted that it will take centuries to stabilize the global climate system, and that their data is being studied and evaluated at other climate centers in Europe. 

"As soon as all of the results are available, we can evaluate the spread between the models," said Roeckner. "The more significant the data we have, the more accurate our forecast will be."

In other news, a University of Georgia marine chemist, Wei-Jun Cai, just disproved that melting ice at the poles will allow open water to catch carbon dioxide from the the air. According to a survey of waters in the Canada Basin, the potential carbon dioxide "sink" would be a very short period of time with minor effects due to the amount of rising emissions. 

The study was published in the July 2010 edition of Science



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Masher, I hope you've enjoyed your vacation
By homerdog on 8/3/2010 2:52:08 PM , Rating: 2
In the mean time this is the crap we've been dealing with. Please come back.




RE: Masher, I hope you've enjoyed your vacation
By mattclary on 8/3/2010 3:22:05 PM , Rating: 3
Tiffany is the Artist Formerly Known as Jason Mick, and Mick is the Artist Formerly Known as Michael Asher.

I don't know WTF is going on at DailyTech, but my gut tells me there are really 3-4 people writing articles under pseudonyms.

Not that I am complaining, I like the site, and now am pro-"Jason Mick" and don't care much for "Tiffany". ;)


RE: Masher, I hope you've enjoyed your vacation
By glennforum on 8/3/10, Rating: 0
RE: Masher, I hope you've enjoyed your vacation
By CowKing on 8/3/10, Rating: 0
RE: Masher, I hope you've enjoyed your vacation
By glennforum on 8/3/2010 8:32:56 PM , Rating: 2
You might be referring to the GOP...there really aren't any real conservatives in that bunch.

Conservatives are straight up. You know what they stand for and you know how they will go about getting it done.

The Progressives have their roots in Eugenics they believe in the State and not in the people. Tyranny always exists with the Progressives they are truly the definition of evil and if you really review their history one has to wonder how many of them are actually mentally ill.

All the great tyrants in the world have their roots in the Progressive way of doing things.


RE: Masher, I hope you've enjoyed your vacation
By drando on 8/3/2010 11:20:34 PM , Rating: 3
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The Progressives have their roots in Eugenics they believe in the State and not in the people. Tyranny always exists with the Progressives they are truly the definition of evil and if you really review their history one has to wonder how many of them are actually mentally ill.


Someone's been watching, and swallowing whole without any hint of thought, a little too much Glenn Beck. I understand that thinking for yourself is difficult. But really, Glenn Beck? You're going to let him do your thinking for you?

Progressive
–adjective
1. favoring or advocating progress, change, improvement, or reform, as opposed to wishing to maintain things as they are, esp. in political matters: a progressive mayor.
2. making progress toward better conditions; employing or advocating more enlightened or liberal ideas, new or experimental methods, etc.: a progressive community.
3. characterized by such progress, or by continuous improvement.

Antonyms: abeyant, dormant, immobile, inactive, inert, lazy, sluggish, stagnant
(As in political conservatives)

It turns out that the world (people, places, attitudes, societies, morals, values, etc...) changes. The conservatives who whine about progressives seem to just want things to go back to the way they were, too afraid to adjust to the changes. That's not to say that change or progressiveness is always good. All people make bad decisions and mistakes. But at least the progressives aren't afraid to get out there and try to make the best of things as they are rather than whine and cry about how they aren't like they used to be. It sure is easy to point the finger at someone else and cry foul while not bothering to lift a finger to do anything yourself.

quote:
All the great tyrants in the world have their roots in the Progressive way of doing things.


Hitler was a Fascist which is on the far right of political spectrum.


RE: Masher, I hope you've enjoyed your vacation
By glennforum on 8/4/2010 8:30:39 AM , Rating: 2
Well actually I don't watch Glenn Beck. I read books on history and I strive to get the facts.

Funny how you take a benign definition of Progressive and use that as your proof. That is exactly what this propaganda crowd does they hijack a seemingly innocent term and make it evil. Look at everything they do - social justice, redistribution, etc...etc.. Once you peel back the covers on any of their ideas and any reasonable person would run for the hills.

And you are dead wrong about Hitler. Hitler was the leader of the National Socialist party in Germany - he was as far left as you could get. It is amazing how you drink the kool-aid from the left and walk around feeling like you know something. Sad really, why don't you stand up and actually think for yourself, search out the truth and really begin to learn something.

In fact Hitler learned everything about propaganda and controlling people from Woodrow Wilson - an evil Democrat Progressive in the US. Bet you never heard anything bad about Wilson in school? Go learn the truth about the man and read about the American Hitler who Ozero loves so much.

BTW: In regard to Glenn Beck what exactly has he said that was ever proven wrong? He is just taking history - the real truth and spreading it around.

Why don't you read about Journo-list and see what is really going on?

Do you really need a government to tell you what to do everyday?


RE: Masher, I hope you've enjoyed your vacation
By clovell on 8/4/2010 11:56:05 AM , Rating: 2
Hitler implemented quite a few progressive policies in Germany. See Volkswagen.


By JediJeb on 8/4/2010 6:41:24 PM , Rating: 2
Hitler also had the great progressive idea of getting rid of a lazy conservative race and replacing it with a new forward thinking master race.

Just something to ponder.


By Nfarce on 8/4/2010 10:23:59 PM , Rating: 2
Actually I just call liberal progressives "regressives." They are regressive on liberty, freedom, market choice, states rights outside of the US Constitution, free speech, and a host of other American issues they claim to be "progressive" on.

But alas, the majority of Americans are catching on these days as the liberal "regressives" running Washington these days run this nation right into the sewer. From Obama's ratings to voters in Missouri overwhelmingly rejecting stipulations in Obamacare today, a storm is brewing on the horizon, and it's heading right for "regressive" land.


By Reclaimer77 on 8/3/2010 8:53:09 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Hey just like conservatives.


Just curious but what message are Conservatives hiding? Conservatism is pretty straight forward.


RE: Masher, I hope you've enjoyed your vacation
By Solandri on 8/3/2010 5:13:46 PM , Rating: 1
Jason Mick always struck me as pretty reasonable. It was just that the arguments he had with Michael Asher meant the parts they disagreed on got a lot more exposure. Jason was pro certain reasonable renewable technologies, while Michael seemed to be against any renewable (actually he was against renewables when better alternatives like nuclear were being ignored; I think he was ok with renewables in conjunction with nuclear). So most of their discussions highlighted Jason as the pro-renewable guy with Michael as the anti-renewable guy.

Without Asher around, the other side of Jason's stance on renewables (against the stupid ones) gets more publicity relative to his pro-renewable stance, so he comes across as being more reasonable than he used to. Tiffany OTOH seems to be pro-anything green without regard for its cost-effectiveness or if it even works.


By rett448 on 8/5/2010 4:13:51 PM , Rating: 2
The difference I have noticed is that now Jason includes view points from both sides of the argument in his articles. This allows the readers to form their own opinion on the subject matter. Tiffany however has only presented the opinion that if we dont reduce emissions to zero by 2100 the world as we know it will end. There is no discussion in the article about the benefits associated with higher temps or CO2 levels.


RE: Masher, I hope you've enjoyed your vacation
By glennforum on 8/3/2010 7:03:52 PM , Rating: 3
One small problem...you have to agree that CO2 is the problem. Most likely it isn't the problem.

Using the EPA standard for determining CO2 was a toxin H20 and a variety of other common elements would be considered toxins as well.

Basically if you were in a sealed room with only CO2 it would kill you...that was their test. Science has been hijacked by radical political activists that want to use any common element as the catalyst to control every aspect of your life up and including the day they decide you should die.

It is truly bizarre to me that they actually think this is going to end well. Arrogant fools who will get their day.


RE: Masher, I hope you've enjoyed your vacation
By CowKing on 8/3/2010 8:22:17 PM , Rating: 2
well, technically to much water CAN kill you in fact to much of anything can kill you even O2. Now, it might take a while but pure O2 over a period of time can kill you


By glennforum on 8/3/2010 8:33:44 PM , Rating: 2
O2 is lethal in 10 feet of water...lol.


By clovell on 8/4/2010 11:59:43 AM , Rating: 2
Tiffany seems to offer far less opinion in her articles than either Mick or Asher ever did. She lets the articles speak for themselves. That way, she doesn't have to get involved in the back & forth.

She also provides references upon request, reads the comments, responds to the one that aren't trolling or opinion-baiting, and generally keeps an even temper.

I don't always appreciate her stories as I'm sure she does, but I enjoy her writing style, and the fact that there's someone writing at DT who's challenging the readers here with more than just her opinion, which is what the Mick v. Asher saga felt like.


RE: Masher, I hope you've enjoyed your vacation
By mkrech on 8/3/10, Rating: -1
RE: Masher, I hope you've enjoyed your vacation
By walk2k on 8/3/2010 5:30:04 PM , Rating: 2
You could always go back to watching Faux News if the truth is too much for you to handle.


RE: Masher, I hope you've enjoyed your vacation
By Spuke on 8/3/2010 6:19:40 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
You could always go back to watching Faux News if the truth is too much for you to handle.
News agencies ( ALL of them ) only promote or support their agenda which has little to nothing to do with truth.


By Reclaimer77 on 8/3/2010 8:26:08 PM , Rating: 2
I don't know if I agree with that. For example CNN gives you "straight news" feeds all the time.

But the problem is, as ratings prove, straight news with no insight or context isn't what the public wants. CNN is drying up, slowly but surely.


By clovell on 8/4/2010 12:01:50 PM , Rating: 2
Damn dude - that was.... really insightful.


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