Don’t delay the emissions peak | break through NGO issue
We peaked already!
Global emissions for 2009 are down 3% on 2008 which is down 6% on projected emissions (International Energy Agency Nov 2009)
So why on Earth would we want them to rise again for several years? We need not and must not delay any more years to peaking.
We must respond without compromise to the natural laws governing the universe and planet Earth in formulating policy, if we want to leave a planet that has any hope for a future to our children,
Policy making by political and economic expediency is the way of irresponsible governments – not civil society.
Today’s atmospheric CO2 concentration is the highest in the past one million years (Global Carbon Project) and probability the past 20 million years (NOAA)
The rate of CO2 increase is 14,000 times anything ever recorded in geologic history. (J Hansen)
Every year we delay peaking we add more than 8.5 billion tons of carbon to the atmosphere.
As 20% of all CO2 emissions last in the atmosphere 1000 years delaying peaking is asking for runaway climate change.