Exhibit R: The rate of change in atmospheric CO2 isn’t related to Anthropogenic CO2 production.
The above chart must be analyzed in the context of the largest CO2 sink, the oceans, are warming and degassing CO2 during this period.
- In 1959 man produced 2.25 GtC per year, atmospheric CO2 increased by 2 ppm/year.
- in 1987 man produced 5.5 GtC per year, atmospheric CO2 increased by 2 ppm/year.
- The huge spikes in 1987 and 1997 are most likely due to El Ninos, and not related to anthropogenic CO2.
- In 1992 man produced 6.1 GtC per year, atmospheric CO2 increased by 1.75 ppm/year.
- Anthropogenic CO2 increased by nearly 5x between 1959 and 2014 from 2.2 GtC to 9.8 GtC in an almost linear manner. Here is another look at CO2 production, they all tell the same story, man is producing more CO2.
- The rate of Atmospheric CO2 increased from 2 ppm in 1959 to 4 ppm in 2012 with a great deal of volatility that could not be due to anthropogenic CO2.
- Man’s production of CO2 production has actually exceeded IPCC projections during a period when temperatures “paused.”
- CO2 increased at a linear or geometric rate, temperatures controlled for water vapor are almost random.