January 10, 2013

Climate Impact, If Any, Of Keystone

P. Knappenberger, Cato @ Liberty

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I concluded that on an annual basis, the burning of the ~800,000 barrels of oil that would flow through the pipeline each day would produce about 0.0001°C of global warming per year (one ten-thousandths of a degree Celsius)—a value of little climatological significance. But on further reflection, I think this number is too high.

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TAGGED: Temperature, Climate Impact, Keystone Pipeline