Have we reached 'peak CO2 emissions'?

On Wednesday, March 16, Executive Director Fatih Birol of the International Energy Agency (IEA) revealed the good news that CO2 emissions have been decoupled from economic growth.

Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) – the largest source of man-made greenhouse gas emissions – stayed flat for the second year in a row, according to analysis of preliminary data for 2015 released today by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

"The new figures confirm last year's surprising but welcome news: we now have seen two straight years of greenhouse gas emissions decoupling from economic growth," said IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol. "Coming just a few months after the landmark COP21 agreement in Paris, this is yet another boost to the global fight against climate change."

Where once the global population was worried about "peak oil," it seems human ingenuity has put a "ceiling" on the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere.  The urgency to halt the rise of the sea levels has ended.  With a stable global climate, we the taxpayers no longer need to listen to politicians trying not to "waste a crisis."  Calm, deliberate discussion and debate can supersede climate alarmism.  Al Gore can take a vacation, hopefully away from other humans who would dislike the effects of the "Gore Effect" (snowy weather anywhere he goes).  Perhaps he'll travel to the mountains of California and thereby render a public service by increasing the snowpack and alleviating the drought.  He deserves a rest.

On Wednesday, March 16, Executive Director Fatih Birol of the International Energy Agency (IEA) revealed the good news that CO2 emissions have been decoupled from economic growth.

Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) – the largest source of man-made greenhouse gas emissions – stayed flat for the second year in a row, according to analysis of preliminary data for 2015 released today by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

"The new figures confirm last year's surprising but welcome news: we now have seen two straight years of greenhouse gas emissions decoupling from economic growth," said IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol. "Coming just a few months after the landmark COP21 agreement in Paris, this is yet another boost to the global fight against climate change."

Where once the global population was worried about "peak oil," it seems human ingenuity has put a "ceiling" on the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere.  The urgency to halt the rise of the sea levels has ended.  With a stable global climate, we the taxpayers no longer need to listen to politicians trying not to "waste a crisis."  Calm, deliberate discussion and debate can supersede climate alarmism.  Al Gore can take a vacation, hopefully away from other humans who would dislike the effects of the "Gore Effect" (snowy weather anywhere he goes).  Perhaps he'll travel to the mountains of California and thereby render a public service by increasing the snowpack and alleviating the drought.  He deserves a rest.