Colour me shocked that the Globe and Mail actually printed this article:
One of the world’s top climate scientists has calculated that emissions from Alberta’s oil sands are unlikely to make a big difference to global warming and that the real threat to the planet comes from burning coal.WHAT??? Why the sudden change? Could it be that more and more researchers are being called out on their "facts" and that the IPCC has been shown to be a political movement, NOT a true climate change organization?
“I was surprised by the results of our analysis,” said Andrew Weaver, a University of Victoria climate modeller, who has been a lead author on two reports from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. “I thought it was larger than it was.”
They found that if all the hydrocarbons in the oil sands were mined and consumed, the carbon dioxide released would raise global temperatures by about .36 degrees C. That’s about half the total amount of warming over the last century.Why are they even still talking about temperature increases when even the UK climate researchers have admitted that no warming has occurred since 1997?
When only commercially viable oil sands deposits are considered, the temperature increase is only .03 degrees C.
In contrast, the paper concludes that burning all the globe’s vast coal deposits would create a 15-degree increase in temperature. Burning all the abundant natural gas would warm the planet by more than three degrees.
The comments are worth the read, and a few thumbs up, like this one:oh,and by the way.. UK Weather office, one of only 3 in the world with data capable of making projections said the earth hasn't cooled in 15 years...
BUT THE GLOBE DIDN"T REPORT THIS EITHER...
CLEVELAND - There are three agencies around the globe that are the keepers of global temperature numbers. The first is NASA. The second is the University of Huntsville in Alabama (satellite temperature records). The third is the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit, the UK Met, as it is known.
Last week, the UK Met released its latest global temperature data to the world. It shows that the Earth has not warmed in 15 years. The warming ceased after the great super El Nino of 1998.
The numbers are based on readings from more than 30,000 measuring stations around the planet. The data was quietly released last week without fanfare and it confirms that the rising trend in world temperatures ended in 1997.
Or this one:If you sit quietly, you can actually HEAR the heads exploding over at GreenPeace...
Hey! You got to love Alberta! We have it all!Coal you say..................
so the Alberta oil sands cannot , by themselves , warm the globe.....
now - where in Canada can we find coal............???
" Coal is the world's most abundant fossil fuel. Canada is ranked tenth in the world in total proven coal reserves. Alberta’s coal reserves represent 70 per cent of Canada’s total reserves. Alberta’s coal reserves contain more than twice the energy of all of the province's other non-renewable energy resources, including conventional oil and pentanes, natural gas, natural gas liquids and bitumen and synthetic crude. "
BWAAA HAAAA HAAAAA..........
onward Albertans..... Its time to play our second card !! Off to the coal mines......!!!!!!!
Should be fun watching the econuts trying to stop the trains. Sorry First Nations, no oil royalties for you. You can keep your people in poverty for longer now.
I want our environment to be clean for the next generation, but not at the cost of shutting down the golden goose that is keeping Canada above water economically.
Let the environmentalists move to Churchill so they can save the polar bears (if they don't get eaten), let them farm the land so that they can provide us with produce from 100 kms (would like to see how they are going to do that in the winter, without greenhouses and CO2), let them swim in the ocean and save the cod from predators like seals, let them join our First Nations people in living off the land in teepees (Occupy lasted real long in tents didn't it?), and then I might start listening to them. Oh, First Nations don't still live in teepees? Why didn't someone tell me? It would destroy the whole image of First Nations living off the land you say? Well, I'm shocked!
They just can't make up their minds, and they have become shrill, pathetic and untrustworthy advocates of nothing. Climate models predicting 100 years into the future? They are unbelievable and intolerant, 60's like hippies, without the flowers in their hair (can't pick and kill those flowers now, can we?).
Make up your minds, either you are about cleaning up our environment, or you are radical activists being paid by foreign interests to shut down the engine of our country. Unions have already killed Ontario's manufacturing sector, now environmentalists are trying to kill the oil sands. Canadians can not let that happen.