Ronald Brak

Because not everyone can be normal.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

The World Has Passed Peak CO2 Emissions

Chinese coal imports from August to September are down 23% from the same period last year.  Imports are also down in India, Japan, and other countries.  World thermal coal demand appears to have peaked in 2013:

This means we are likely to now be past peak anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions and we should now see decreasing emissions year on year from this point on. 

Unfortunately this doesn't mean we have past peak atmospheric CO2 concentration.  I'm afraid that will continue to rise until we have cut our emissions by roughly 80%. 

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