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Climate change impact of soil underestimated: study
AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/8/10 | AFP

Posted on 02/08/2010 1:05:35 PM PST by NormsRevenge

HELSINKI (AFP) – Finnish researchers called for a revision of climate change estimates Monday after their findings showed emissions from soil would contribute more to climate warming than previously thought.

"A Finnish research group has proved that the present standard measurements underestimate the effect of climate warming on emissions from the soil," the Finnish Environment Institute said in a statement.

"The error is serious enough to require revisions in climate change estimates," it said, adding that all climate models used soil emission estimates based on measurements received using an erroneous method.

The institute said that while emissions from soil were known to have a significant influence on climate warming, previous studies took into account short-term measurements which gave "systematically biased estimates on the effects of climate change on the emissions."

The Finnish scientists' experiments in boreal forests used radiocarbon measurements and showed that the more abundant, slowly decomposing compounds in soil were more sensitive to rises in temperature, the statement said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: climatechange; impact; soil; underestimated

1 posted on 02/08/2010 1:05:35 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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Swamp soil being converted for cultivation in South Africa. Finnish researchers called for a revision of climate change estimates Monday after their findings showed emissions from soil would contribute more to climate warming than previously thought. (AFP/File/Alexander Joe)


2 posted on 02/08/2010 1:07:29 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The EVIL, CAPITALIST, SOIL must be done away with, IMMEDIATELY, for the good of the PLANET!!!!


3 posted on 02/08/2010 1:07:41 PM PST by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: NormsRevenge

Scientists are now on the same level as lawyers, politicians and used car salesmen. Absolute, 100%, liars.


4 posted on 02/08/2010 1:09:11 PM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: NormsRevenge
"This showed "carbon dioxide emissions from the soil will be up to 50 percent higher than those suggested by the present mainstream method," if the mean global temperature rose by the previously forecasted five degrees Celsius before the end of the century, and if the carbon flow to soil did not increase."

Whole lot of "ifin'" goin' on!

These people are just plain whacked!


5 posted on 02/08/2010 1:11:14 PM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yeah, my soil just flunked the emissions test...cost a fortune to replace the converter.


6 posted on 02/08/2010 1:11:45 PM PST by dogcaller
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To: NormsRevenge
They just keep making it up as fast as it can be debunked.
7 posted on 02/08/2010 1:11:47 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: NormsRevenge; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; Desdemona; Little Bill; IrishCatholic; mmanager; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

8 posted on 02/08/2010 1:13:12 PM PST by steelyourfaith (FReepers were opposed to Obama even before it was cool to be against Obama.)
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To: NormsRevenge

That thing that doesn’t exist? Yeah ... well we’ve pinpointed the cause — dirt. We’re going to be banning it as soon as this paperwork is filled out.


9 posted on 02/08/2010 1:15:06 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (I was born in America, but now I live in Declinistan.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Well this is indeed good news. The earth is it’s own worst enemy and there is nothing man can do about. Except of course, wring our hands and demand higher taxes. But will this cause the Earth obey man’s command and stop creating soil from decomposed matter? I think not.


10 posted on 02/08/2010 1:16:12 PM PST by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: NormsRevenge

To the Climate Change Creeps: JUST GO AWAY!!!!!!!!


11 posted on 02/08/2010 1:16:51 PM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: NormsRevenge
This just in...scientists now believe the sun has at least a partial effect on the earths warming, most noticeable during daylight hours and the summer season.
12 posted on 02/08/2010 1:18:12 PM PST by DadOfFive (I changed the name on my iPod to Obama just for the thrill when it displays "Obama is syncing".)
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To: NormsRevenge
it said, adding that all climate models used soil emission estimates based on measurements received using an erroneous method.

One more admission that the settled science isn't.

13 posted on 02/08/2010 1:26:31 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: NormsRevenge

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/afp/20100208/capt.photo_1265660984878-1-0.jpg?x=239&y=345&q=85&sig=g_gerjyyVH6sEzhyZHIG_g


14 posted on 02/08/2010 1:28:56 PM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: NormsRevenge; Red_Devil 232; happydogx2; MtnClimber

aaha! Proof positive that gardening is bad for the environment just as I have been telling my First Wife for years. I’m calling the Green Police immediately...


15 posted on 02/08/2010 1:31:13 PM PST by tubebender (Thanks to all the Patriots who support Free Republic financially...)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They just keep making it up as fast as it can be debunked.

I wish common folk could buy stock in that enterprise.


16 posted on 02/08/2010 1:33:33 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Really atrocious PhotoShopping.


17 posted on 02/08/2010 1:40:33 PM PST by StAntKnee (I keep thinking I'm gonna wake up from this dream theatre of the absurd.)
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To: StAntKnee

3 frames of the same pic, no before and after? Really bad work.


18 posted on 02/08/2010 1:44:19 PM PST by Always Independent
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To: tcrlaf

Pave over the evil soil asap to save the planet. We can start in the rain forests...


19 posted on 02/08/2010 1:46:42 PM PST by MrDem
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To: NormsRevenge

Le’t cover it up in plastic bags.

Boy, can’t wait for the report on “night soil.”


20 posted on 02/08/2010 1:49:06 PM PST by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: Always Independent

Really bad PhotoShopping? OR . . .

Really good global warming science.

Wait! I repeat myself.


21 posted on 02/08/2010 1:54:22 PM PST by StAntKnee (I keep thinking I'm gonna wake up from this dream theatre of the absurd.)
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