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CO2 Uptake Greater than Previously Thought

Posted by greg2213 on September 30, 2011

From WUWT:

The global uptake of carbon by land plants may be up to 45 per cent more than previously thought. This is the conclusion of an international team of scientists, based on the variability of heavy oxygen atoms in the carbon dioxide of the atmosphere driven by the El Niño effect. As the oxygen atoms in carbon dioxide were converted faster than expected during the El Niño years, current estimates for the uptake of carbon by plants are probably too low. These should be corrected upwards, say the researchers in the current issue of the scientific journal NATURE.

Here’s the rest: Plants gobbling up CO2 – 45% more than thought

Unlike the catastrophic fantasies of the Gore crowd, there is considerable real word evidence (enough to state it as fact) that plants love CO2 and more is definitely better. Here’s a tiny bit of that evidence, a video on improved plant growth with increased CO2.

The biosphere is greening up, CO2 to blame.

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CO2 is Beneficial

Posted by greg2213 on August 15, 2011

Arrhenius, from way back when, did various experiments on CO2. One of the results of said experiments stated that the “sensitivity” of climate to CO2 was around 5C. While this has been shown to be wrong, it is still used as one of the bases to support CAGW.

What isn’t mentioned is that Arrenius thought that increased CO2 would be good for the Earth: Father Of Global Warming Believed That Doubling CO2 Was A Good Thing

Naturally, there are a few scientists who agree with him.

other posts: CO2 pollution. Not.

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Atmospheric CO2 is Not a Pollutant

Posted by greg2213 on April 16, 2010

This video is from CO2 Science and shows what happens when plants (cowpeas, in this case) are grown in a toxic CO2 environment.

Also see: CO2 Pollution – More Thoughts

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DOOM From CO2 Pollution

Posted by greg2213 on February 2, 2010

One of the amusing concepts of AGW hysteria is the idea that CO2 is a pollutant. Here are a few links to convincingly demonstrate the awfulness of CO2:

Forests in the Eastern United States are growing faster than they have in the past 225 years

In Praise of CO2

Rising Tree Mortality – Gore is wrong, yet again. Is anyone surprised?

So, you want to scrub CO2 from the atmosphere? – A little lesson on plant biology.

Doubling CO2 will have the catastrophic effect of greatly increasing crop yields.

Sea Scientists Say That the Oceans Hate CO2 – “Now the doomsayers are telling you that the oceans are turning acid from all that nasty carbon dioxide being absorbed into the seas. How frightening! Or perhaps…”

Environmental Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide (pdf) – A review of the research literature concerning the environmental consequences of increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide leads to the conclusion that increases during the 20th and early 21st centuries have produced no deleterious effects upon Earth’s weather and climate. Increased carbon di oxide
has, however, markedly…

The Future of Life on Earth: What to Do about CO2 – because more CO2 in the air is what we desperately need, in order to prevent the planet from experiencing one of the greatest mass extinctions events of its entire history.

CO2 and Butterfly Extinction – A summary of several papers dealing on the subject.

The Cancer-Kale Connection: What’s CO2 Got To Do With It? – A discussion of the effects CO2 has on the cancer fighting properties of Chinese Kale.

CO2 Pollution Causes the Earth to Grow Greener. A NASA-Department of Energy jointly funded study concludes the Earth has been greening over the past 20 years. As climate changed…

A hardcore green admits to CO2 increasing biomass.

Amazon Forests doomed as CO2 increases biomass… waitaminute…

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