Marc Morano sent over this interesting piece from Grist in 2006. His Hansen comparison graph ends right at the peak temperature of 1998, he claims that CO2 “emissions have grown at a modest rate“, and he implies that the 1993 eruption of Pinatubo somehow affects the current climate.
Meanwhile, back in the real world – Hansen is way of the mark and CO2 emissions growth has doubled since the 1990s.
ScienceDaily (Dec. 8, 2006) — According to the co-Chair of the Global Carbon Project, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research scientist Dr Mike Raupach, 7.9 billion tonnes of carbon were emitted into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide in 2005 and the rate of increase is accelerating.
“From 2000 to 2005, the growth rate of carbon dioxide emissions was more than 2.5 per cent per year, whereas in the 1990s it was less than one per cent per year,”