November 11, 2009
DON'T YOU HATE WHEN REALITY REFUTES YOU THEORIES?:
Controversial New Climate Change Data: Is Earth's Capacity To Absorb CO2 Much Greater Than Expected? (ScienceDaily, Nov. 11, 2009)
New data show that the balance between the airborne and the absorbed fraction of carbon dioxide has stayed approximately constant since 1850, despite emissions of carbon dioxide having risen from about 2 billion tons a year in 1850 to 35 billion tons a year now.
This suggests that terrestrial ecosystems and the oceans have a much greater capacity to absorb CO2 than had been previously expected.
The results run contrary to a significant body of recent research which expects that the capacity of terrestrial ecosystems and the oceans to absorb CO2 should start to diminish as CO2 emissions increase, letting greenhouse gas levels skyrocket.
Science has long since become too politicized for the facts to slow down the ideology. Posted by Orrin Judd at November 11, 2009 1:43 PM