Marshall Shepherd on CBS – Why 2 Degrees?

December 13, 2015

Marshall Shepherd is former Chair of the American Meteorological Society.

UPDATE: John Kerry on critics of the climate deal.

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6 Responses to “Marshall Shepherd on CBS – Why 2 Degrees?”

  1. grindupbaker Says:

    I can’t know why 2.0 degrees because the uploader Rest of World don’t want Canadians knowing why 2.0 degrees, it says. Probably just envy. I know it wasn’t started by this O’Bama fella because I saw it started 1964 when I was English by some alarmawarmalog in some commie country somewhere called “President Lyndon B Johnson” or something. He wore a funny big hat and kept going on and on about Global Warmage and how it was a big disaster. This is the guy they should go after if they can find out where he lives. There was another scientist Tricky Dicky going on about it too, I forget details, too old, mists of time, all vague.

  2. indy222 Says:

    er… “the Weather Channel”?! Also, important tipping points are alREADY passed, Mr Shepard! Did you miss the news about the West Antarctic Ice Sheet? Have you been following the Arctic Ocean ice cover? Did you not do your homework on the fact the Earth is out of radiative balance by +0.58 watts/m2 even at today’s 402 ppm CO2, so we’re doomed to continue warming (albeit slower) even if we drop CO2 emissions by 70% tomorrow (at which point CO2 would stabilize at 402ppm)? +2C is nothing more than a cheerleading chant from policy people. Mother Nature doesn’t much care for such. If you think you can negotiate with Mother Nature to cut you a break from obeying her laws, give it a try on your own time, and good luck with that. James Hansen calls this agreement – “It’s a fraud really, a fake,” he says, rubbing his head. “It’s just bullshit for them to say: ‘We’ll have a 2C warming target and then try to do a little better every five years.’ It’s just worthless words. There is no action, just promises. As long as fossil fuels appear to be the cheapest fuels out there, they will be continued to be burned.”

    • rlmrdl Says:

      Exactly. I started down this path in about 1999 when I read a comment on an environmental blog that said something like, “we are in a race between economic collapse and environmental disaster”. Since which time, I am pleased to report, the probability of economic collapse has risen sharply, the only question is whether it will happen in time to save what remains of the current biosphere.

      My guess is that it will arrive about 2 minutes too late to make any actual difference and we will be stuck with the worst of BOTH worlds.


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