Some climate Tweeters have taken to adorning their Twitter bios with the atmospheric CO2 concentration in the year of their birth.  If there were room in my bio I would list that and some other stuff.


Since 1953, the increase in energy consumption may well be the primary driver of rising CO2 concentrations, but it has also been critical to the economic growth that drives phenomenally beneficial trends in virtually every metric of human wellbeing.

Rising energy consumption is almost certainly responsible for a portion of that 1.6 degree warming, but over the past century, the even greater warming has not been associated with any significant rising trends in world-wide hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, droughts, or wildfires.



[1] Atmospheric CO2 concentration since 1800. (n.d.). 
[2] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (n.d.). Maps & Data: NOAA 
[3] Roser, M., Ritchie, H., & Dadonaite, B. (2019, November). Child and infant mortality. 
[4] Hasell, J., & Roser, M. (2017, December 7). Famines. 
[5] Roser, M. (2013, November 24). Which countries achieved economic growth? And why does it matter?
[6] Roser, M., & Ortiz-Ospina, E. (2018, August 20). Literacy. 
[7] The Oil Drum: World energy consumption since 1820 in charts. (n.d.). 

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