The G8 last week decreed that the governments of the world were going to work real hard to prevent the global temperature from rising more than 2° C.
When King Canute of lore wanted to teach his citizens a lesson, he set his throne by the seashore and commanded the tides to roll out. Canute's spirit was back in business this week at the G-8 summit in Italy, where the assembled leaders declared that the world's temperature shall not rise: "We recognize the scientific view that the increase in global average temperature above pre-industrial levels ought not to exceed 2 degrees [Celsius]," or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, said the summit declaration.Hmm. Pre-industrial levels. Well let us have a look at pre-industrial levels. Fortunately I have a chart.
From the chart we see that the current global temperature is about 12° C and in pre-industrial times it was as high as 22° C. So to rise no more than 2° C above the pre-industrial era all we have to do is keep the global temperatures below 24° C. Since according to the chart global temperatures have never risen above 22° C - problem solved.
This is wonderful news. No carbon taxing scheme will be required. Quick - some one tell Congress before Cap and Trade passes.
Cross Posted at Classical Values