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Swinging CO2 Levels Show The Earth Is 'Breathing' More Deeply

There are 80 comments on the National Public Radio story from Aug 8, 2013, titled Swinging CO2 Levels Show The Earth Is 'Breathing' More Deeply. In it, National Public Radio reports that:

Plants accumulate carbon in the spring and summer, and they release it back into the atmosphere in the fall in winter.

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SpaceBlues

Dallas, TX

#1 Aug 8, 2013
People are writing inspired pieces on the latest science. I can't help but wonder what a denier would learn from this. What do you say ff?

I mentioed ff because of its love of fossil fuels and their pollution. Does any denier realize that a dying body produces more CO2?
litesong

Everett, WA

#2 Aug 8, 2013
From the article:
For example, Arctic shrubs hold onto snow that would otherwise blow away, "and that snow makes an insulation blanket, basically, over the soil, which allows the soil to be warmer in the winter."
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This a a well known mechanism in northern farming lands, where snow cover protects soils like a mulch during the winter, so that crops are more ready to produce with the coming of spring.

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Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#4 Sep 8, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
People are writing inspired pieces on the latest science. I can't help but wonder what a denier would learn from this. What do you say ff?
I mentioed ff because of its love of fossil fuels and their pollution. Does any denier realize that a dying body produces more CO2?
The nuthouse called. You're due back by 5.
SpaceBlues

United States

#5 Sep 19, 2013
Acidification of the Arctic Ocean is occurring faster than projected according to new findings published in the journal Plos One.

The new research shows that acidification in surface waters of the Arctic Ocean is rapidly expanding into areas that were previously isolated from contact with the air because they were covered with ice.

“A remarkable 20 per cent of the Canadian Basin has become more corrosive to carbonate minerals [used by sea life, like shrimp, to build their shells] in an unprecedented short period of time. Nowhere on Earth have we documented such large scale, rapid ocean acidification,” said the lead researcher and ocean acidification project chief, United States Geological Survey oceanographer Lisa Robbins.

The increase in rate is being blamed on rapidly melting sea ice, a process that may have important consequences for health of the Arctic ecosystem, said a Sept. 9 news release from the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Ocean acidification is the process by which the acidity in seawater increases because greater amounts of carbon dioxide are absorbed by the oceans from the atmosphere.

Currently, oceans absorb about one-fourth of that greenhouse gas, the release said.

Lab studies have shown that more acidic water reduces the ability of many sea creatures to build shells or skeletons.

These changes, in species ranging from corals to shrimp, have the potential to impact species up and down the food web, the release noted.

During their research, the scientists found that the decline of sea ice in the Arctic summer has important consequences for the surface layer of the Arctic Ocean.

“In the Arctic, where multi-year sea ice has been receding, we see that the dilution of seawater with melted sea ice adds fuel to the fire of ocean acidification,” said co-author, and co-project chief, Jonathan Wynn, a geologist from the University of South Florida.

“Not only is the ice cover removed leaving the surface water exposed to man-made carbon dioxide, the surface layer of frigid waters is now fresher, and this means less calcium and carbonate ions are available for organisms.”

Even if ice melt reverses or stabilizes, increased runoff of freshwater from rivers will continue, the researchers said, and acidification will continue to increase.

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Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#6 Sep 19, 2013
And the place I'm sitting right now in Michigan was covered with a sheet of ice 1 mile thick, 10,000 years ago. I suppose it was those cavemen burning fossil fuels and driving their Flintstone SUVs that made them melt, eh?
SpaceBlues

United States

#7 Sep 19, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
And the place I'm sitting right now in Michigan was covered with a sheet of ice 1 mile thick, 10,000 years ago. I suppose it was those cavemen burning fossil fuels and driving their Flintstone SUVs that made them melt, eh?
LOL.

Daily manmade ghg emissions amount now to 90 million tons! Read up a little. Your ignorance is not pleasing anybody, I'm sure.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#8 Sep 19, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
And the place I'm sitting right now in Michigan was covered with a sheet of ice 1 mile thick, 10,000 years ago. I suppose it was those cavemen burning fossil fuels and driving their Flintstone SUVs that made them melt, eh?
Er, no.

Why not ask a climate scientist?

http://geology.utah.gov/surveynotes/gladasked...
Cut n paste

Eden Prairie, MN

#9 Sep 20, 2013
Fair Game wrote:
<quoted text>
Er, no.
Why not ask a climate scientist?
http://geology.utah.gov/surveynotes/gladasked...
Do ice ages come and go slowly or rapidly? Records show that ice ages typically develop slowly, whereas they end more abruptly. Glacials and interglacials within an ice age display this same trend.

On a shorter time scale, global temperatures fluctuate often and rapidly. Various records reveal numerous large, widespread, abrupt climate changes over the past 100,000 years. One of the more recent intriguing findings is the remarkable speed of these changes. Within the incredibly short time span (by geologic standards) of only a few decades or even a few years, global temperatures have fluctuated by as much as 15°F (8°C) or more.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#10 Sep 20, 2013
Cut n paste wrote:
<quoted text>
Do ice ages come and go slowly or rapidly? Records show that ice ages typically develop slowly, whereas they end more abruptly. Glacials and interglacials within an ice age display this same trend.
On a shorter time scale, global temperatures fluctuate often and rapidly. Various records reveal numerous large, widespread, abrupt climate changes over the past 100,000 years. One of the more recent intriguing findings is the remarkable speed of these changes. Within the incredibly short time span (by geologic standards) of only a few decades or even a few years, global temperatures have fluctuated by as much as 15°F (8°C) or more.
Which shows that when pushed, the climate moves.
Cut n paste

Eden Prairie, MN

#11 Sep 20, 2013
The truth found in the most important chart of AR5

http://granitegrok.com/wp-content/uploads/201...

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Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#12 Sep 20, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>LOL.
Daily manmade ghg emissions amount now to 90 million tons! Read up a little. Your ignorance is not pleasing anybody, I'm sure.
Very insightful! Unfortunately, your response had nothing to do with addressing my post. Nice try though.
SpaceBlues

United States

#13 Sep 20, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
<quoted text>Very insightful! Unfortunately, your response had nothing to do with addressing my post. Nice try though.
I see. You are not into education or persuasion.

Why are you here?

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain retreat, SE Spain

#14 Sep 20, 2013
FuGYou wrote:
Which shows that when pushed, the climate moves.
It appears to need a bit more pushing.

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain retreat, SE Spain

#15 Sep 20, 2013
Cut n paste wrote:
Do ice ages come and go slowly or rapidly? Records show that ice ages typically develop slowly, whereas they end more abruptly. Glacials and interglacials within an ice age display this same trend.
On a shorter time scale, global temperatures fluctuate often and rapidly. Various records reveal numerous large, widespread, abrupt climate changes over the past 100,000 years. One of the more recent intriguing findings is the remarkable speed of these changes. Within the incredibly short time span (by geologic standards) of only a few decades or even a few years, global temperatures have fluctuated by as much as 15°F (8°C) or more.
And the LIA lasted around 550 years, so quite a few generations of humans were born and died, only knowing that one type of climatic period.

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Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#16 Sep 20, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>I see. You are not into education or persuasion.
Why are you here?
I'm into history which you're obviously not. And I'm not into persuasion when the persuader has no facts to back up his claim.

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Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#17 Sep 20, 2013
The polar ice caps are melting on Mars too. I suppose we're responsible for that as well, eh?

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#18 Sep 20, 2013
Earthling-1 wrote:
<quoted text>It appears to need a bit more pushing.
Ice caps melting, sea level rising, biblical floods?

No, not really.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#19 Sep 20, 2013
Cut n paste wrote:
The truth found in the most important chart of AR5
http://granitegrok.com/wp-content/uploads/201...
It's not from AR5- it's by Chris Monckton. No science education or experience, oft debunked.
SpaceBlues

United States

#20 Sep 20, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
<quoted text>I'm into history which you're obviously not. And I'm not into persuasion when the persuader has no facts to back up his claim.
That's why you posted this:
Sneaky Pete wrote:
And the place I'm sitting right now in Michigan was covered with a sheet of ice 1 mile thick, 10,000 years ago. I suppose it was those cavemen burning fossil fuels and driving their Flintstone SUVs that made them melt, eh?
Nonsense pleases you because you can't read science or graphs due to your foolish upbringing or being a fool from the beginning. That's your own history, get it?
SpaceBlues

United States

#21 Sep 20, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
The polar ice caps are melting on Mars too. I suppose we're responsible for that as well, eh?
Oh no, the Martians and their SUV's, LOL!

Mars is not warming globally. Read and watch this:

http://www.skepticalscience.com/global-warmin...

Gosh, you are a serial denier on topix.

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