Friday, 10 May 2013

Passing 400ppm

So with us passing 400ppm atmospheric CO2 and the Arctic likely to be ice-free in the summer in 2 years.  How are we reacting?
Shell proposes more extremely deep water drilling, fracking is set to go ahead in the Home Counties (it will be interesting to see how that plays out politically) fracking companies in the UK now have permission to flare, and the UK government is being urged to go ahead with a third runway at Heathrow, despite  the Conservative's pre-election promise.
On the whole I would say we are shot.  As I have said many times, I see no real hope, geoengineering may be the answer (much as I find the idea distasteful) but personally I doubt it.  

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