The public in general has a very poor understanding of the actual make-up of our atmosphere, mainly due to misinformation in the media related to the anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change (ACC) hypothesis. The following table clearly shows the actual status including selected global emissions and concentration in the atmosphere in parts of CO2 per 1,000,000 parts of air (ppm):
---- Emissions, billion tons --
----------- CO2 --------
It appears that there is quantifiable correlation between increased emissions and the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. The CO2 concentration increase of 52 (406.55 – 354.49) ppm occurred with an annual increase of 14 billion tons or approximately 4 ppm per billion tons. If the presumption is correct the converse would probably apply. Each reduction of four ppm of CO2 would require an annual reduction of one billion tons, a very challenging amount for not much improvement in the atmosphere.
In the 17 years shown, the increase in the atmospheric CO2 concentration was a miniscule 0.005%. It defies scientific and common-sense logic to believe that such a small change would have identifiable impact on the Earth’s climate. It is extremely important to note that a 40% increase over 200 years was falsely claimed on page 82 Volume 1 and page 39 Volume 2 of the November 2018 fourth National Climate Assessment. That is 4,000 times greater than the actual increase of 0.01% for the period.
The ACC alarmists consistently use global CO2 emissions as their rallying cry, totally ignoring the fact that nature is capable of coping with most of them. Although 33 billion tons were emitted worldwide in 2019 the atmospheric concentration increase was an infinitesimally small 0.0003%.
Alternate wind-generated power provided ERCOT only 1,580 mW on-peak from 24,000 mW installed on September 6, 2019 making wind power, without expensive storage, an unreliable option
All the good intentions of the climate action plan will have expensive, non-discernable effect. The ACC hypothesis is a myth. (Definition of a myth – widely held but false belief.) To respectfully paraphrase Winston Churchill – Never in the course of human events have so many been so wrong about so much regarding climate change.