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Green Weenie of the Week: Stick Figure Men | Power Line
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The other thing this chart—or any chart—can’t do, even if correct, is predict the future. To repeat a central point: the basic relationship between greenhouse gases and temperature is non-linear, that is, there is diminishing warming from each additional molecule of GHG in the air. That’s why a doubling of CO2 alone will only get you about a 1.1 degree C increase in temperature. Which is not much to write home about; in fact, that amount of temperature increase likely has net benefits for the planet, as the IPCC itself has grudgingly acknowledged if you know how to read between the lines in their phonebook-sized reports. All of the action in the catastrophic scenarios depend on uniformly positive amplifications of the “feedback” effects, which this chart cannot help demonstrate.