Carbon Dioxide: Naturally occurring release helps climate change research

Aug 25, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Press-Enterprise

The carbon dioxide came from cooling magma that rose toward the surface, possibly because of a swarm of small earthquakes under Mammoth Mountain in 1989 and 1990, according to the U.S. Geological Survey .

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Please keep the picture up. It's worth at least a thousand words.

These trees died more than 20 years ago from an overdose of carbon dioxide in the soil.
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"These trees died more than 20 years ago from an overdose of carbon dioxide in the soil.

The carbon dioxide came from cooling magma that rose toward the surface, possibly because of a swarm of small earthquakes under Mammoth Mountain in 1989 and 1990, according to the U.S. Geological Survey."

A naturally occurring outgasing of CO2.

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Fun Facts wrote:
"These trees died more than 20 years ago from an overdose of carbon dioxide in the soil.
The carbon dioxide came from cooling magma that rose toward the surface, possibly because of a swarm of small earthquakes under Mammoth Mountain in 1989 and 1990, according to the U.S. Geological Survey."
A naturally occurring outgasing of CO2.
Are you sure it wasn't caused by CO2 released from the burning of fossil fuel and forced underground by those evil sceptics.
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Oh the picture is gone but the last denier of science appeared with a twisting post.

Failing to mention, of course, that three members of the Mammoth Mountain ski patrol died on Mammoth Mountain in 2006 when they fell into a snow pit while trying to reconfigure fencing around a known fumarole.

It is important to be aware of CO2 hazards. CDC says breathing air with more than 7 percent CO2 can cause unconsciousness and death as in the case of three ski patrol deaths.
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Earthling-1 wrote:
<quoted text>Are you sure it wasn't caused by CO2 released from the burning of fossil fuel and forced underground by those evil sceptics.
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No, I'm not sure. It could a evil conspiracy that created a ray gun of the type to cause small earthquakes right above or around magma fields! Probably funded by Koch. Or big oil.
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Oh the picture is gone but the last denier of science appeared with a twisting post.
Failing to mention, of course, that three members of the Mammoth Mountain ski patrol died on Mammoth Mountain in 2006 when they fell into a snow pit while trying to reconfigure fencing around a known fumarole.
It is important to be aware of CO2 hazards. CDC says breathing air with more than 7 percent CO2 can cause unconsciousness and death as in the case of three ski patrol deaths.
Very sad but also showing the natural outgassing of CO2.
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A public announcement:

BEWARE of CO2 hazards.

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CO2 is dangerous when inhaled in concentrations greater than 5% by volume, or 50,000 ppm, not a number that's ever likely to be reached in Earth's atmosphere due to the burning of fossil fuel.
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Ignore dirtie, he does not care about the dead trees or the dead ski patrol team.

He does not know science. The CO2 gas is actually heavier than our air components; it can collect in snowbanks, depressions, holes, and poorly ventilated areas, like cars, cabins, tents, caves, etc.

Beware of CO2 hazards.
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Earthling-1 wrote:
CO2 is dangerous when inhaled in concentrations greater than 5% by volume, or 50,000 ppm, not a number that's ever likely to be reached in Earth's atmosphere due to the burning of fossil fuel.
More fiction no fact just useless babble. SHOW US YOUR WORK!!!
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But Earthling tells us that CO2 is 'vital to life'. How can it then kill trees. They should be greener and healthier than the surrounding trees. According to him, at least.

Must be the 'giant global AGW conspiracy' poisoned the trees to fake it, right?
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See Dirtling. This is how you emphasize sarcastic remarks.
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Fun Facts wrote:
A naturally occurring outgasing of CO2.
The consequences of CO2 are clear. Whether it was 'natural' or 'anthropogenic' has no relevance. The effect is the same.
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LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
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The consequences of CO2 are clear. Whether it was 'natural' or 'anthropogenic' has no relevance. The effect is the same.
Sure it does. If anthropogenic, then we can fix it. If natural, we need to adapt to it.

If man is responsible then taxes are imposed, if it's occurring naturally then no need for taxes.

It makes a huge difference in how we plan for our future.
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Fun Facts wrote:
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Sure it does.
The effect is the same regardless. Please take a course in remedial English.
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If anthropogenic, then we can fix it.
To some degree. This point has been made on AGW (a fairly large problem caused by anthropogenic emissions.
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If natural, we need to adapt to it.
Only if we have no means to counter it. We have adapted to many "natural" climates with insulation, cooling, irrigation, etc. Being natural or anthropogenic has no significance in determining the cost of adaptation vs avoidance.
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If man is responsible then taxes are imposed..
There you give away your REAL arguments. And it is an invalid one, since in many case pollution can be AVOIDED with no or small investments and careful planning.

The denailist though always uses scare mongering of economic hardship to avoid responsibility for both natural AND manmade problems.

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NobodyYouEverWantToKnow, aka:
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But Earthling tells us that CO2 is 'vital to life'. How can it then kill trees. They should be greener and healthier than the surrounding trees. According to him, at least.
Must be the 'giant global AGW conspiracy' poisoned the trees to fake it, right?
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See Dirtling. This is how you emphasize sarcastic remarks.
I suppose one could go to those lengths to point out sarcasm to idiots.
There's a problem with your attempt, it's not sarcasm, Mr Undoubtably Spelt Fourty.

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PriceLessFactMoreHype:
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GHGs are primarily anthropogenic
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/global-warmin...

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LessFactMoreHype wrote:
The plant can live without photosynthesis. It needs oxygen and glucose for LIFE. NOT CO2.
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On the contrary. I have never claimed that animal life on planet earth[sic] could not survive without CO2. In fact, I claim that this is TOTALLY BOGUS. Animal life can live quite well with NO CO2.

http://www.topix.com/forum/travel/T65UHQ01CVF...
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The posts on this thread are more amazing than the science on the subject line. Crackpot conspiracy theory and still that crap about CO2 being 'vital to life' which really says nothing. The CO2 itself is NOT vital to life. It is necessary for the recylcing[sic] of carbon and oxygen but the CO2 is NOT vital to any living process.
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Earthling-1 wrote:
PriceLessFactMoreHype:<quot ed text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/global-warmin...
No your priceless Useless Babble with Hate.

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Note that the vikings were ADAPTED to 'nordic temperatures' and wouldn't know how to live in a melting Greenland.
http://www.topix.com/forum/world/greenland/TC...
LessFactMoreHype wrote:
AGW is defined by the climatologiests[sic] as a theory, not a hypothesis. And the proper description of theory is 'scientific fact'.

http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TQJ53E...
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Earthling-1 wrote:
The pohm is a stalker schoolmarm.

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