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Forests Are Growing Faster, Ecologists Discover; Climate Change Appears to Be Driving Acc'd Growth
ScienceDaily ^ | 2/2/10 | ScienceDaily

Posted on 02/03/2010 8:38:13 AM PST by Upstate NY Guy

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Gee, amazing. The natural enviroment has no problem dealing with variables in the atmosphere.
1 posted on 02/03/2010 8:38:15 AM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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Does this mean the CO2 is being gobbled up and trees are producing too much oxygen?

Oh, the horror..........

2 posted on 02/03/2010 8:40:04 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Massive frauds do not apply to trees -— you cannot TAX THEM !!!!


3 posted on 02/03/2010 8:40:41 AM PST by EagleUSA
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Quick, let’s fork over billions to the UN for a further study on how this affects developing nations. Let’s start with a new 10 year 400 billion euro case study. We’ll get back to you in 2020.


4 posted on 02/03/2010 8:41:55 AM PST by poobear
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Joyce Kilmer. 1886–1918

Trees

I THINK that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day, 5
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain. 10

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.


5 posted on 02/03/2010 8:42:52 AM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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Meaning all is working as it should. The designer of this planet knew what he was doing.


6 posted on 02/03/2010 8:42:54 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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It could not possibly be due to the fact the human beings are around to put out forest fires and develop pesticides or anything like that. Scientists would consider such things in their hypotheses, being, you know, scientists and all.
7 posted on 02/03/2010 8:43:15 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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Headline Correction:

Forests Are Growing Faster, Ecologists Discover; Climate Change Carbon Dioxide increase Appears to Be Driving Acc'd Growth

8 posted on 02/03/2010 8:45:13 AM PST by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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This is pathetic. In my high school biology course back in the 50s we learned about the CO2-O2 cycle, with animals needing oxygen and plants needing carbon dioxide. This is, we were taught, a self-balancing cycle, since if it tilts one way or the other it encourages more animals or plants, bringing it back into balance. Much of the work, of course, is done by small animals and plants—bacteria, insects, plankton, and the like, that can grow pretty quickly.

I always thought that a good counter-charge to make against these whacko greenies is that by decreasing CO2 they are killing the rain forests. Which, in fact, they are doing, with their biofuel idiocies.


9 posted on 02/03/2010 8:45:25 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Lakeshark

Hi, im an upstate NY GAL


10 posted on 02/03/2010 8:47:30 AM PST by wheninthecourse
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Carbon dioxide is plant food? Who knew?

Don't tell the smart scientist types, but the vast majority of life on Earth is in the ocean, and the vast majority of that is microscopic.
11 posted on 02/03/2010 8:49:35 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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Exactly.


12 posted on 02/03/2010 8:51:45 AM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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Lately I have been reading and researching the Civil War and have been looking at many of the surviving photographs of that time. What was striking to me was how barren the landscapes seemed. Since many trees were cleared for farms, building materials, and firewood, there was a lot more open landscape than you see today. Somehow the forests reclaimed the land without the help of the Sierra Club. Seems like the environmentalists should thank the coal industry for decreasing America's dependence on domestic firewood.
13 posted on 02/03/2010 8:59:49 AM PST by Never on my watch (Liberalism has NEVER made anything better)
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Oh my! What will the consequences of too much oxygen be? Ahhhh, the horror of it all!!!


14 posted on 02/03/2010 9:05:58 AM PST by marvlus
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How can this be I thought acid rain killed all the trees in the east years ago.


15 posted on 02/03/2010 9:06:32 AM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Lakeshark; forester
Does this mean the CO2 is being gobbled up and trees are producing too much oxygen?

No, it means they're packing up with tinder and burning to ashes while drying up streams and killing fish. That doesn't mean CO2 enrichment is a bad thing; just that we do have to deal with it.

16 posted on 02/03/2010 9:06:40 AM PST by Carry_Okie (They were the Slave Party then; they are the Slave Party now.)
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To: EagleUSA

Trees can’t be taxed but the state of CA. taxes me when I send them to the mill. And both the state and feds suck up income taxes.


17 posted on 02/03/2010 9:08:30 AM PST by sasquatch
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Yup. Common sense and a basic understanding of biology is very rare today. When my kids took high school bio in the 90's it was loaded up with environmental extremist nonsense. Probably worse today.

The idiot global warming fanatics might be surprised to hear that trees are made of cellulose -(C6 H10 O5), the carbon coming from, of course, atmospheric CO2.

18 posted on 02/03/2010 9:09:24 AM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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My 30-acre redwood forest has grown much faster and healthier since we did selective thinning ten years ago.

That’s the whole point of selective timber harvests.

My idiot brother has about 50 acres of untouched redwoods that look awful. They are crowding each other so much that a lot are dying. Being a tree hugger, he refuses to maintain that forest.

Stupid is as stupid does.


19 posted on 02/03/2010 9:11:13 AM PST by EggsAckley
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Back when true science was still taught in schools I learned that CO2 is vital for plants and that plants will thrive in CO2 rich atmospheres. Futuristic space missions were always depicted as using algae or some form of plants to purify the air in the space craft and recycle the CO2 into food.

It stands to reason that any increases in CO2 would stimulate plant growth. By putting out forest fires and practicing reforestation there are actually more tress in many areas than there were 100 years ago ...hence a use for even more CO2. This notion that CO2 is a deadly pollutant in our atmosphere and is driving climate change is pure bunk

20 posted on 02/03/2010 9:14:13 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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