Celebration aims to connect residents with global warming
Four current University of Wyoming professors and one retired UW professor have signed on to a local effort to promote limiting global warming through community action, and will begin to take action today with a celebration beginning at 5 p.m. at the UW Visual Arts Center.
Nobel prize winners Jason Shogren, professor of economics and finance, and Gabor Vali, a retired professor in atmospheric science joined together with three other atmospheric science professors at UW — Terry Deshler, Bart Geerts and Derek Montague — to sign a statement announcing the formation of 350.org in Laramie.
“The number 350 parts per million, is the CO2 concentration in 1987, the year the Montreal Protocol to protect the ozone layer was signed, and represents a target that, if achieved, would ensure climate stability for future generations,” the statement reads.
There is a massive amount of empirical evidence which tells us that the climate was not stable below 350 ppm. Perhaps these geniuses would have preferred the 1930s?
According to IPCC models, if everyone in Wyoming traded in their pickup truck for a hybrid, it would slow global warming by about 0.00000001 degrees.
Are college professors in atmospheric sciences actually as stupid as they pretend to be?