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Oil glut continues, CO2 didn’t rise last year and Gore wants all “deniers” treated as criminals

Hopefully, given Hillary’s latest scandal, Al Gore will be the only thing left standing on the Democratic side when the election rolls around. Because, well, because the Democrats deserve him.  And Ezra Klein is all for him filling in for the “inevitable one.”

But that’s not my main subject today.  Two notes of interest that are likely to get the short shrift in the press with all the usual nonsense flying around.

One:

Global emissions of climate-warming carbon dioxide did not rise last year for the first time in 40 years without the presence of an economic crisis. “This is a real surprise. We have never seen this before,” said IEA chief economist, Fatih Birol, named recently as the agency’s next executive director.

So here is what is likely to happen.  With this bit of news, you can expect to see a huge push by the Chicken Little contingent to claim credit and victory.  Why see what they’ve done!  Never mind the fact that the temperature hasn’t risen in over 10 years and forget about that brutal winter you’ve just survived.  We’re winning against “global warming”.

Trust me … you’ll see it soon.  Of course there will be no science to support their claims, but then that’s nothing new, is it?

Meanwhile, in the face of all that, Japan is increasing its use of coal as it continues to replace nuclear energy and we’re in the midst of an oil glut that doesn’t appear ready to tail off anytime soon.

Two:

“Yet US supply so far shows precious little sign of slowing down. Quite to the contrary, it continues to defy expectations,” said the IEA in its monthly Oil Market Report, which sharply revised up its output estimates for the end of last year and forecasts for the begging of 2015.

With US crude stocks striking all-time records, it noted storage capacity limits may soon be tested.

So cheap gas?  Oh, yes, much cheaper than the Obama Administration and the Greenies would like.

The question then is with an abundance of cheap gas and other petro products, no warming in over 10 years and evidence that we’re not increasing the CO2 emissions, how inclined to you think the average joe is going to be to change his habits?

Yeah, not very.  In fact, my guess is he’ll be quite resistant to the idea as he tools around in his SUV.

So, please, bring on the Goracle.

We need the entertainment.

~McQ

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9 Responses to Oil glut continues, CO2 didn’t rise last year and Gore wants all “deniers” treated as criminals

  • With this bit of news, you can expect to see a huge push by the Chicken Little contingent to claim credit and victory.

    HUGE problems with that thought, McQ. First of which is that they CANNOT even HINT at victory. Especially one so apparently cheaply bought. The whole scam requires CONSTANT, ETERNAL crisis. You and I…but ESPECIALLY our children and grandchildren….have to be under the perpetual hoo-doo of planetary destruction ABOUT to happen.

  • Global emissions of climate-warming carbon dioxide did not rise last year for the first time in 40 years without the presence of an economic crisis. “This is a real surprise. We have never seen this before,” said IEA chief economist, Fatih Birol, named recently as the agency’s next executive director.

    When you remove the lie about lack of an economic crisis, nothing surprising here.

    • Let me guess if you’ve never seen it before no one has it in their little CO2 climate disaster models either.

  • It’s hard to take seriously anyone that can write this with a straight face (in the linked FT article):

    emissions must eventually be brought to near zero

    I mean, seriously???

    • Yes seriously.

      Another example of words having no actual meaning for the speaker other than how they sound.

      Sorta like almost everything Obama says.

  • If man-made CO2 levels did not rise over the last year, but this trend has continued regardless, then man cannot be blamed for it. QED.

    Of course, that’s just piling-on after this devastating report that blew all climate models out of the water last week.

  • “Peak oil…”

    I do not think that means what you think it means…