Sometimes...there are bits of science news...which carries almost no weight at all.
Sometimes....there are bits of science news...which carries a hundred thousand tons of weight.
This week....came an interesting article over with Science Daily (31 Dec 2009)...which basically said the percentage of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere...really hasn't changed in the past 50 years. In fact...it hasn't changed in 150 years, which pretty much covers the entire industrial revolution period.
I was rather shocked. We can pretty much say now that plants and oceans can consume vast amounts of C02 emissions...which were supposed to create global warming...and there's still the same amount of C02 as there was in 1850.
This all comes from an article by Wolfgang Knorr of the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol.
At some point around 2006, I began to notice global warming enthusiasts were now shifting over to say that the bigger threat (note: any threat to life is a threat, but now we have some folks saying 'bigger' is better)...is C02 emissions. It was a great argument and presented vast areas that you could tax the public on....and pass the revenue to third-world countries...which is generally the answer to all our woes.
As for the damage this report does? Well....the EPA now has problems in getting its facts lined up and continuing this path to managing C02 control over US society and US business. I'm guessing hour by hour....the EPA is losing its battle now. The mighty Earth cannot be beaten when it comes to C02...it will consume all.