‘Complete Transformation’ of US Energy System Will Stop 0.04 Degrees of Global Warming, Congress Told
Chip Knappenberger: "So small, in fact, that it probably wouldn’t be scientifically detectable." - “So basically whatever comes out of Paris will have no impact on the future course of climate.” - Even if CO2 emissions were scaled back to Civil War-era levels, it would only avert four one-hundredths of a degree of global warming by the end of the century, Knappenberger said.
he projected increase in global temperature averted by President Obama’s pledge to reduce U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions 28 percent over the next decade comes out to an “environmentally inconsequential” 0.04 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, the assistant director of the Cato Institute’s Center for the Study of Science testifiedbefore the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology last month.
“I basically told the committee that U.S. actions aimed at mitigating future climate change by limiting CO2 emissions from U.S. power plants and the rest of the economy would have a very small impact on future climate change,” Paul “Chip” Knappenberger told CNSNews.com.