Skip to comments.Climate change impact of soil underestimated: study
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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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)
The EVIL, CAPITALIST, SOIL must be done away with, IMMEDIATELY, for the good of the PLANET!!!!
Scientists are now on the same level as lawyers, politicians and used car salesmen. Absolute, 100%, liars.
Yeah, my soil just flunked the emissions test...cost a fortune to replace the converter.
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.
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.
To the Climate Change Creeps: JUST GO AWAY!!!!!!!!
One more admission that the settled science isn't.
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...
They just keep making it up as fast as it can be debunked.
I wish common folk could buy stock in that enterprise.
Really atrocious PhotoShopping.
3 frames of the same pic, no before and after? Really bad work.
Pave over the evil soil asap to save the planet. We can start in the rain forests...
Le’t cover it up in plastic bags.
Boy, can’t wait for the report on “night soil.”
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