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Lunch n’Learn over Climate Change?

Lee Norton, one of Canadian Consulting Engineer's editorial advisors and a member of The Climate Reality Project Canada, has developed a new presentation that he will give free of charge to consulting engineering firms.

July 30, 2013   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Lee Norton, one of Canadian Consulting Engineer’s editorial advisors and a member of The Climate Reality Project Canada, has developed a new presentation that he will give free of charge to consulting engineering firms.

Norton says: At the Copenhagen Conference in 2009, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) decreed that we must stay below 2 degrees warming, as that would be the tipping point causing irreversible damage to our planet’s ecosystems. Using Charney’s Constant (doubling of CO2 equals a 3 degree rise in earth’s average temperature) the IPCC said that we could allow an atmospheric carbon dioxide increase to 450 ppm.

Since then, the International Energy Agency ((IEA, formed in 1973 to serve as an information source on the world’s oil markets and other energy sectors) and others have bought into this Copenhagen Agreement, claiming that we may still burn up to one third of our present proven reserves of fossil fuels and stay below the IPCC 2 degree target.

In my new climate presentation reviewing the IPCC’s 2009 Copenhagen Accord I show that its statement is a political effort to save the failed Copenhagen conference and is contrary to published peer-reviewed science. I show why 350 ppm for carbon dioxide is the highest sustainable level, and even this may need to be reduced based on future knowledge as we hopefully get close to attaining this target.

The Climate Reality Project Canada is a non-profit charitable organization founded by Nobel Laureate and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore with a mission to increase public awareness of the climate crisis at a grassroots level in Canada.

To contact Lee Norton, e-mail leenorton@gmail.com


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