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Trees may cause global warming.
http://www.ecofriendlymag.com/sustainable-transporation-and-alternative-fuel/researchers-determine-process-through-which-hydrocarbon-compounds-emitted-by-trees-form-aerosols-with-impact-on-human-health-and-climate/ ^

Posted on 09/28/2009 10:35:43 AM PDT by meatloaf

"A team of researchers from the US, Denmark and New Zealand have discovered a process through which a prevalent biogenic nonmethane hydrocarbon compound emitted by trees—isoprene—forms atmospheric particulate matter (i.e., secondary organic aerosol). The results are published in the 7 August issue of the journal Science.

Aerosols impact human health, due to their ability to penetrate deep into lungs, and impact Earth’s climate through the scattering and absorption of solar radiation and through serving as the nuclei on which clouds form, noted co-author Prof. John Seinfeld from Caltech. “So it is important to know where particles come from.”

Emissions of nonmethane hydrocarbon compounds to the atmosphere from the biosphere exceed those from anthropogenic activity. Isoprene, a five-carbon diene formed naturally in plants and animals and a precursor of ozone, contributes more than 40% of these emissions. Isoprene is emitted by many deciduous trees, with oaks playing the biggest role. Global isoprene emissions from plants are estimated at more than 500 teragrams each year."

(Excerpt) Read more at ecofriendlymag.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atmosphere; globalwanking; globalwarming; postingchallenged; sourcetitlenoturl; trees
It looks like we may have to cut down all the trees since the hydrocarbons they emit exceed all those from man's activities. Someone needs to get the EPA started on eliminating this pollution. I want to watch their heads spin 360 degrees.
1 posted on 09/28/2009 10:35:44 AM PDT by meatloaf
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To: meatloaf

I’ve come to the conclusion that stupid scientific studies cause global warming...


2 posted on 09/28/2009 10:37:03 AM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: meatloaf

“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools...”
- Romans 1:22


3 posted on 09/28/2009 10:38:32 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: meatloaf

I seem to recall a flap back in the 80s where Reagan was castigated for saying trees caused pollution, except that he was right because trees naturally emit terpenes.


4 posted on 09/28/2009 10:38:59 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: meatloaf

Cutting down trees causes global warming.
Not cutting down trees causes global warming.

Checkmate.

Let’s all go have a beer. (Oops - may cause global warming...study in progress.)


5 posted on 09/28/2009 10:39:23 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: meatloaf

6 posted on 09/28/2009 10:39:26 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: meatloaf

This is confusing. I thought us reckless humans are the cause of global..climate change...whatever (this pc crap keeps changing everyday).


7 posted on 09/28/2009 10:39:31 AM PDT by max americana (i)
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To: Little Pig

And when Canada was blaming the US for “acid rain” that was killing their lakes, a researcher proved that the accumulation of pine needles was at fault.

You never heard the MSM retract, but “acid rain” stories died out almost overnight.


8 posted on 09/28/2009 10:40:27 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: meatloaf

Reagan was right!


9 posted on 09/28/2009 10:40:45 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: meatloaf

Texas A&M University has said that for years.


10 posted on 09/28/2009 10:40:52 AM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: meatloaf
 

Trees may cause global warming.
 
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Trees?
 
Already on the list.
 
http://www.numberwatch.co.uk/warmlist.htm


11 posted on 09/28/2009 10:42:32 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I am Legend)
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To: DonaldC

LOL!


12 posted on 09/28/2009 10:44:37 AM PDT by FreedomProtector
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To: meatloaf

Save the environment, chop ‘em all down! We need more good hardwood. :)


13 posted on 09/28/2009 10:44:37 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Slow to anger but terrible in vengence...such is the character of the American people.)
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To: meatloaf

trees are evil. michelle will have all the trees on the white house grounds removed.


14 posted on 09/28/2009 10:45:43 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: meatloaf

Also, the trees seem to be slowing down average wind speeds, which hurts our efforts to generate “clean electricity”.

As they joked on the Daily Show, Earth isn’t standing idly by — it’s actively working to kill all humans :-)


15 posted on 09/28/2009 10:48:32 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Dallas59

Sad, but I think I saw this movie! LOL


16 posted on 09/28/2009 10:50:28 AM PDT by BillT (The Gov has bankrupted my children & are now working on my grandchildren)
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To: meatloaf
"Trees may cause global warming."

Call me crazy, but...I still think it's the sun.

17 posted on 09/28/2009 10:50:42 AM PDT by americanophile (Sarcasm: satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language.)
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To: meatloaf

It’s about time to pass laws prohibiting any further studies of what causes global warming. Lunacy prevails.

And the sun causes global warming. The various factors on earth just respond to changes that take place on the sun, and in the earth’s distance and angle in relationship to the sun.


18 posted on 09/28/2009 10:51:22 AM PDT by Will88
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To: meatloaf
Trees may cause global warming

Then, again, maybe not.

Liberalism/socialism/Marxism may cause global warming, too.

Illegal immigration, gay marriage, card check, government run health care, and organic food may be the main culprits in global warming.

I love these "may" articles. Great headlines.

BTW, the earth may end tomorrow.

19 posted on 09/28/2009 10:51:29 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: meatloaf

These enviro-nazis just cant keep their story straight. First they lament the cutting down of trees, then they dont. Then they do. And now they want to change the seasons of the earth....

Bwhahahahaha!!

God would have something to say about that LOL


20 posted on 09/28/2009 10:51:58 AM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: meatloaf

Well, I understand that socks cause global warming.

Just think of it: Global warming lurking in your bureau drawer!

So, I guess we have to get rid of our socks now!

Bummer.


21 posted on 09/28/2009 10:53:34 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: Little Pig

Who wrote the following doggerel?

I think that I shall never see
An air polluter like a tree —
A tree whose toxic fumes accost
More atmosphere than car exhaust;
And yet there will be fools like me
Who say that God can make a tree.


22 posted on 09/28/2009 10:54:18 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Democrat party is a criminal enterprise.)
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To: meatloaf
Ignorance abounds!
Ignorance abounds!
Ignorance abounds!
Ignorance abounds!
Ignorance abounds!
Ignorance abounds!
Ignorance abounds!

23 posted on 09/28/2009 10:57:04 AM PDT by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: Little Pig

I came here to say just that. I remember it too.


24 posted on 09/28/2009 10:57:30 AM PDT by Pessimist (u)
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To: meatloaf

QUICK, STOP GLOBAL WARMING BY STARTING DEFORESTATION!!

;)


25 posted on 09/28/2009 10:57:33 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: DonaldC
“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools...”
- Romans 1:22

I totally agree with Scripture!!! Thanks!!!

26 posted on 09/28/2009 10:59:34 AM PDT by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: DonaldC

Amen Brother!


27 posted on 09/28/2009 10:59:48 AM PDT by vpintheak (4-times an extremist)
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To: meatloaf

Cut them down and use them for firewood and making paper products, etc. Oppps, forgot, all that will cause more global warming. My bad. =.=


28 posted on 09/28/2009 11:00:44 AM PDT by cranked
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To: meatloaf

CUT THEM ALL DOWN!!!


29 posted on 09/28/2009 11:05:57 AM PDT by GauchoUSA
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To: Dallas59

That pic reminds of the dungeon “Reaper” tree monsters from Ultima III: Exodus in..1984 on my Commodore64. :P

I had always wondered why killer trees were growing in dungeons!


30 posted on 09/28/2009 11:06:16 AM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: meatloaf

Actually, global warming is caused by the lack of Pirates. Some here has a chart that can prove that since the decline of pirates, global temps have increased.

Personally, I think it goes back farther to the complete lack of cavemen today. The argument is easy to show, since cavemen ceased to hunt the Mastodon, the earths temp has increased.


31 posted on 09/28/2009 11:07:13 AM PDT by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: meatloaf
Emissions of nonmethane hydrocarbon compounds to the atmosphere from the biosphere exceed those from anthropogenic activity. Isoprene, a five-carbon diene formed naturally in plants and animals and a precursor of ozone, contributes more than 40% of these emissions. Isoprene is emitted by many deciduous trees, with oaks playing the biggest role. Global isoprene emissions from plants are estimated at more than 500 teragrams each year."

Good heavens, hydrocarbon smog! These Green Weenies just discovered why the Blue Ridge Mountains are blue. I could have told them that (or they could have just looked it up in Wikipedia) but then they would not have gotten the fancy research grant.

The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present – and is gravely to be regarded. Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.
-- Eisenhower Farwell Adress, 1960

32 posted on 09/28/2009 11:08:23 AM PDT by Ditto
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To: Little Pig

Isoprenes include terpenes; yes, he was laughed at; a study done 20 years ago by a Georgia university came to similar conclusions but couldn’t move to the epoxide, HO conclusion due to instrument limitation; all we currently know still suffers from instrument uncertainties along with coverage of observation.

None of this would be a problem at all if there were no humans to see it.

Kind of like waking from a dream where you’re careering downhill and your foot won’t reach the brake...


33 posted on 09/28/2009 11:20:43 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: meatloaf
The answer has always been known. The solution, however, is not as profitable and all the current crap.

Using hemp for CO2 absorption is more efficient than agro-forestry per land use, with greater overall benefits and more land available to absorb significant quantities of atmospheric CO2 levels. Hemp grows in almost any soil type, altitudes and climate without the need for chemical inputs and improves soil structure while also protecting and binding soils and nutrients. Hemp roots tap into deep subsoil nutrients other plants cannot access, as well as destroying nematodes and other soil pests, resulting in improved yields of follow on crops. (http://www.hempglobalsolutions.com/offset.php)




34 posted on 09/28/2009 11:21:14 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income. Fire the government)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Try downloading the complete NAPAP study now, it did the black hole trick.


35 posted on 09/28/2009 11:22:12 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: meatloaf

“Isoprene is emitted by many deciduous trees, with oaks playing the biggest role.”

Isoprene is used to make rubber. So, while on the one hand, inaction risks the re-emergence of global warming, on the other hand, the precipitous deforestation of our planet will result in catastrophic overpopulation.

This crisis requires immediate action by our president, who could appoint a Tree Czar charged with painting the trees white.


36 posted on 09/28/2009 11:31:30 AM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: meatloaf; All

Oh this is rich!

I was taught in college just a few years ago that trees are good for the environment because they take out greehouse gases.

This is hilarious.


37 posted on 09/28/2009 11:41:05 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Lady Jag

Cypress Hill endorses your post.


38 posted on 09/28/2009 11:45:04 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: meatloaf

FEAR NOT!

I HAVE COME TO SAVE YOU!


39 posted on 09/28/2009 11:52:02 AM PDT by Knitebane (Happily Microsoft free since 1999.)
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To: meatloaf

All ‘carbon offsets’ that have been bought and sold, including those issued by AlGore, are hereby deemed ‘worthless’. ‘Carbon offsets’ that were used to plant trees to offset individual carbon emmissions have now been shown to contribute to ‘global warming’.

All owners of ‘carbon offsets’ are therefore adding to global warming and will soon be required to purchase:

Carbon offset offsets.


40 posted on 09/28/2009 11:55:06 AM PDT by kidd (Obama: The triumph of hope over evidence)
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To: Little Pig
In the early 90’s I was involved in a industrial site clean-up in Messina, NY, the Owner wanted a site study done to identify any potential environmental problems. The study came back pointing out that the VOC (volatile organic compounds) releases would exceed EPA planned limits, the Owner wanted to know how these releases could be eliminated, and demanded by the local Envirocrazies and Chicken Littles, the answer was cut down the trees on the property, they were the source, because it was an “industrial site” the source did not matter. A meeting with the NY State DEP ended the nonsense.
41 posted on 09/28/2009 11:59:44 AM PDT by Rumplemeyer
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To: Army Air Corps
Talking industrial hemp, not smoking stuff.


42 posted on 09/28/2009 12:05:47 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income. Fire the government)
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To: Lady Jag

I know. Jus’ teasin’.


43 posted on 09/28/2009 12:34:34 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: meatloaf; rdl6989; Little Bill; IrishCatholic; Normandy; According2RecentPollsAirIsGood; ...
 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

44 posted on 09/28/2009 12:48:45 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (Limit all U.S. politicians to two terms: One in office and one in prison!)
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To: meatloaf

So the Berkeley tree sitters wasted all that time...


45 posted on 09/28/2009 12:54:25 PM PDT by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: rwfromkansas

Yeah, they said we were causing Global Warming by decimating the tropical rain forests!!

They just change tactics as necessary.

Before we had Global Warming, we had Global Cooling. They’ll never stop trying to control everything we do...or say.

Oh, yeah! What about all the lumber industry shutdowns for the owls? Guess the owls won’t matter any more.


46 posted on 09/28/2009 1:01:36 PM PDT by wizr (The Bible is the Truth. We just lie to ourselves when we don't want to believe it.)
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To: meatloaf
It looks like another multi-million dollar report that says..OMG WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE. Its a great way to make a living off taxpayer money...

But before we cut down all the tree's, we have to shoot all the tree huggers that are holding on......

47 posted on 09/28/2009 1:11:30 PM PDT by goat granny
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