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Deserts ‘greening’ from rising CO2

from wattsupwiththat.com From CSIRO and “increased CO2 has benefits” department: Increased levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) have helped boost green foliage across the world’s arid regions over the past 30 years through a process called CO2 fertilisation, according to CSIRO research. In findings based on satellite observations, CSIRO, in collaboration …

Breaking News Part Deux: Minne Loa IS Lower than Mauna Loa

I started measuring yesterday morning and the CO2 was about 430 ppm but it kept dropping as the day progressed. The good people at CO2 meter.com warned me this would happen but I had no idea it would be this dramatic. The CO2 levels yesterday went from 430 ppm at 8 AM in the morning to 381 at 5:30 PM the height of the Photosynthesis Effect. That is an 11% shift in one day. I have know idea what this means but it was an interesting exercise.

Breaking News: Minne Loa is NOT Lower Than Mauna Loa… It’s about the same

The other way to calibrate it is in a 100% Nitrogen environment which is how it came shipped but I didn’t know that. So I tried creating a 100% Nitrogen environment to recalibrate it but that, turns out, is hard to do. I went to a welding supply store who sells 99.9% Nitrogen gas but the other .1% was probably air which was enough to throw off the calibration. Remember we are taking about .03% of the atmosphere. So I sent it back ti the good folks at CO2meter.com and they recalibrated it in a100% Nitrogen environment.

The Carbon-Cycle-Cycle

I remember learning about photosynthesis and the carbon cycle in 8th grade science and I thought it was the coolest thing. To me it showed that our planet was designed with very intricate and symbiotic systems that could produce and sustain life, surely these systems couldn’t have happened by accident. But why after all this time does science seem to be questioning the integrity of these systems?

Plant trees, not carbon laws

Wattsupwiththat U-M ecologist: Future forests may soak up more carbon dioxide than previously believed An aerial view of the 38-acre experimental forest in Wisconsin where U-M researchers and their colleagues continuously exposed birch, aspen and maple trees to elevated levels of carbon dioxide and ozone gas from 1997 through 2008. …

Earth Day Smurf Day

Originally it was about stopping pollution and conservation which I am all for. Then for the last decade or so it was all about ‘Global Warming” now if you go to earthday.org they are hiding the global warming stuff. They do have a footprint calculator but its not a “Carbon” footprint calculator. I took the quiz to see what my footprint is and unfortunately it will take 10.9 planets to sustain my lifestyle. Evidently because I eat meat, have running water, use electricity, drive an SUV and have a bunch of kids I am still destroying the planet, but at least “Global Warming” wasn’t part of i

Where’s The Dioxide?

Deep Thoughts By Elmer Beauregard It sounds like the Cap and Trade bill is in trouble once again, which I am glad about, so “Carbon” taxes and “Carbon” offsets are in the news again. The problem is they don’t want to tax “Carbon” they want to tax “Carbon Dioxide”! My …