Inspired by a recent, now few days old shining example, this thread should act as a central targeted point to host the ongoing disinformation… rather than have it obscured and scattered across the plethora of ongoing/repeat threads. To that end, I offer up the following gem from a few days ago to start the thread off. It’s particularly noteworthy in that the OP follows a typical pattern of simply blinding linking to an article without actually offering any personal commentary.
Too bad the useless MSM won't pick up information that is contrary to the alarmists.
So… the OP of the above quote bemoans an apparent lack of mainstream media coverage of what surely would be one of the most monumental findings of recent decades; i.e., that undeveloped countries are emitting more CO2 than developed countries. Certainly, many of the usual suspect denier blogs fell, lock-step, into playing the related study up for all they could falsely milk from it… as for mainstream coverage, I did read an English language translation of like false coverage within a reputable online Japanese/Asian news site… but, yes, it didn’t appear to have any “legs” within western MSM. Go figure!
As for the actual study, On the Benefit of GOSAT Observations to the Estimation of Regional CO2 Fluxes:
The study itself wasn’t focused on emission levels, per se; rather, it looked at regional CO2 sources and sinks as measured by the Japanese JAXA GOSAT satellite… principally looking at improved satellite uncertainty relative to the known limitations of satellite monitoring of CO2 as compared to the more reliable ground-based data sets associated with globally positioned CO2 monitoring sites.
Certainly, it is well documented that across the world, regional seasonal changes in CO2 output exist… for example, the northern hemisphere acts as a CO2 sink in the summer given active photosynthesis and a CO2 source in the winter given respiration and a weaker uptake. The aforementioned study looked at these world-wide regional seasonal flux differences, comparing satellite to ground based measurements, with an emphasis on how the JAXA satellite is closing the uncertainty gap between satellite CO2 measurements as compared to ground-based CO2 monitoring. Equally, of course, the study also extended upon the obvious and well known; i.e., that the greatest amount of overall uncertainty associates to regions with sparse ground-based monitoring… areas where little industrialization exists… areas with low CO2 emissions… areas which precluded the need for concentrated monitoring.
Of course, what the serial disinformation crew did, purposely and knowingly, was to take a snapshot image of graphed regional uncertainty (uncertainty, not actual emission levels)… one that actually played to a coincidental timing of a cherry-picked seasonal sink vs. source, to falsely portray that less developed countries emit more CO2 than industrialized nations. That the false portrayal is so numbingly stupid doesn’t matter to the serial disinformers… these false skeptics… these deniers… revel in casting doubt and uncertainty, on any level. Plain and simple, that is their end-game.