Calls from environmentalists and lawmakers to cut carbon dioxide emissions to fight global warming would do nothing to stop global temperatures from rising, according to American and British climate scientists.
In fact, completely stopping all man-made carbon emissions would do nothing to stop the Earth from warming.
The publication, entitled “Climate Change: Evidence & Causes”, adds that scientists are more certain than ever that the continued, unabated burning of fossil fuels could warm the planet by as much as 8.6 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century.
“Even if emissions of greenhouse gases were to suddenly stop, Earth’s surface temperature would not cool and return to the level in the pre-industrial era for thousands of years,” according to the joint publication.
Global surface temperatures would stay elevated for a thousand years and sea levels would continue to rise for centuries — even after temperatures stopped rising. There would need to be lots of cooling to reverse glacial melting and to reform the Greenland ice sheet.
In summation, U.S. and UK scientists say, “The current CO2-induced warming of Earth is therefore essentially irreversible on human timescales.”
Bjorn Lombard has argued since 1998 that global warming, man-made or not, was irreversible, and that the world would be far better off addressing its consequences than spending hundreds of billions of dollars attempting to hold it back. He’s been attacked, suppressed, ridiculed and slandered by the global warmest community. I’m sure he’ll appreciate receiving their apologies.