Skip to comments.Trees may cause global warming.
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 treesisopreneforms 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 Earths 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."
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I’ve come to the conclusion that stupid scientific studies cause global warming...
“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools...”
- Romans 1:22
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.
Cutting down trees causes global warming.
Not cutting down trees causes global warming.
Let’s all go have a beer. (Oops - may cause global warming...study in progress.)
This is confusing. I thought us reckless humans are the cause of global..climate change...whatever (this pc crap keeps changing everyday).
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.
Reagan was right!
Texas A&M University has said that for years.
Save the environment, chop ‘em all down! We need more good hardwood. :)
trees are evil. michelle will have all the trees on the white house grounds removed.
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 :-)
Sad, but I think I saw this movie! LOL
Call me crazy, but...I still think it's the sun.
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.
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.
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....
God would have something to say about that LOL
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!
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.
I came here to say just that. I remember it too.
QUICK, STOP GLOBAL WARMING BY STARTING DEFORESTATION!!
I totally agree with Scripture!!! Thanks!!!
Cut them down and use them for firewood and making paper products, etc. Oppps, forgot, all that will cause more global warming. My bad. =.=
CUT THEM ALL DOWN!!!
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!
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.
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
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...
Try downloading the complete NAPAP study now, it did the black hole trick.
“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.
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.
Cypress Hill endorses your post.
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.
I know. Jus’ teasin’.
So the Berkeley tree sitters wasted all that time...
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.
But before we cut down all the tree's, we have to shoot all the tree huggers that are holding on......