Sunday, July 12, 2009

Climate Change Prevented

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.

Global temps
Click for larger view.

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

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