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Study: Too Little Carbon Dioxide Will Destroy Earth
The New American ^ | 05 July 2013 | Selwyn Duke

Posted on 07/07/2013 12:21:09 PM PDT by VitacoreVision



A recent study says life on Earth will suffer a carbon-dioxide-related extinction--not from too much of the gas, but from too little of it.

Study: Too Little Carbon Dioxide Will Destroy Earth

The New American
05 July 2013



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1 posted on 07/07/2013 12:21:09 PM PDT by VitacoreVision
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To: VitacoreVision

Good.


2 posted on 07/07/2013 12:26:02 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: VitacoreVision

The big picture is that there is nothing we can do to change God’s design.


3 posted on 07/07/2013 12:28:57 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: VitacoreVision

The EPA & Al Gore are JERKS!!!


4 posted on 07/07/2013 12:29:34 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: VitacoreVision

Well then, really, what’s the point of going on?


5 posted on 07/07/2013 12:30:32 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: VitacoreVision
Study: Too Little Carbon Dioxide Will Destroy Earth

Ok, I didn't read the article, but isn't this a "no shit Sherlock," moment?

5.56mm

6 posted on 07/07/2013 12:31:39 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: VitacoreVision
Do liberal tree-huggers even know what keeps trees alive? OK, it's water, sunlight, and CO2 you idiots!
7 posted on 07/07/2013 12:35:01 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Correct — carbon dioxide is life.


8 posted on 07/07/2013 12:39:59 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: Telepathic Intruder

I wanna start the “carbon liberation front” where we liberate carbon from the earth’s crust for plants to use!


9 posted on 07/07/2013 12:54:35 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: TalBlack

Actually, it is hard to get “too little” carbon dioxide, as naturally occurring phenomena tend to restore the CO2 balance. As the CO2 is used up, plants, which normally convert water and carbon dioxide into carbohydrates and free oxygen, revert from the formation of carbohydrates to the metabolic breakdown of these various polysaccharides back into carbon dioxide and water again. The natural order of the life cycle breaks proteins, cellulose and other forms of organic matter back down into carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, water, and ammonia, which are used to recreate these same compounds as new proteins, new carbohydrates, and even as fats or oils, all of which are energy storage mediums.

There is a cruel economy which tends to conserve the existing balance very close to the norms which have persisted on earth for millions of years, since oxygen and nitrogen became the dominant atmospheric gases.

Only extreme cold conditions actually reduces atmospheric carbon dioxide, because at very low overall temperatures, carbon dioxide combines with water at greater concentrations than at warmer overall temperatures. So the hydrosphere takes over and holds the carbon dioxide that is “lost” from the atmosphere. The net amount of carbon dioxide remains roughly the same.


10 posted on 07/07/2013 12:56:22 PM PDT by alloysteel (Unattended children will be given a Red Bull and a free Kazoo. Reminds me of Congress...)
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To: LibertarianLiz
Yes, even more so than oxygen. I've heard the most ridiculous arguments from them, like planting trees creates more oxygen which they think somehow negates CO2. Well, no it doesn't. Oxygen is simply a waste product of plants. And they don't know about the carbon cycle which scrubs CO2 from the air naturally. They don't know that in geologic history, CO2 is at an extreme low. When backed into a corner and forced to argue their belief in human-caused global warming, however, they always resort to "Scientists say so. What are you, anti-science?". They don't know the science behind it themselves, however.

And of course they're completely oblivious to the political and financial motivations behind the entire global warming scam. They say there is a "consensus", that 98% of scientists agree. That's a BS statistic, by the way. The only reason they don't say 100% is to give it a semblence of realism. The chief climatologist in my state was fired by the liberal governor for the sole reason that he didn't believe in global warming. But his opinion doesn't count, of course.

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11 posted on 07/07/2013 1:04:12 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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12 posted on 07/07/2013 1:14:34 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: VitacoreVision
Too Little Carbon Dioxide Will Destroy Earth

So will too much stupid, and we are overloaded with that.
13 posted on 07/07/2013 1:16:22 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: M Kehoe
"Ok, I didn't read the article, but isn't this a "no shit Sherlock," moment?"

Yes, it is.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

14 posted on 07/07/2013 1:16:48 PM PDT by wku man (Amnesty? No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsTUQ8yOI2c)
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To: LibertarianLiz
Life is the thing liberals care about the least....
15 posted on 07/07/2013 1:43:48 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS... We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? The Dems care!)
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To: alloysteel
Actually, it is hard to get “too little” carbon dioxide, as naturally occurring phenomena tend to restore the CO2 balance. As the CO2 is used up, plants, which normally convert water and carbon dioxide into carbohydrates and free oxygen, revert from the formation of carbohydrates to the metabolic breakdown of these various polysaccharides back into carbon dioxide and water again.

Depends on the plant type. The C4 plants http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/biology/phoc.html#c2 may not break down as easily (e.g. corn stover). But AFAIK, that problem is only with the cultivated or hybrid varieties. In most cases I think the C3 trees can store carbon for longer periods, but not suck it as easily from the atmosphere.

16 posted on 07/07/2013 2:15:35 PM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: VitacoreVision

In physics class our text gave a percentage of CO2 that was perfect for plantlife. I don’t remember the exact amount (anyone?)but let’s say it was 30%. Historically, the plant period where the trees and vegetation were huge, would have required a high amount of CO2. Maybe our plants are smaller cause they don’t get enough? Just wondering.

decided to search:
Plant Proliferation

“Plants began spreading beyond the wetlands during the Devonian, with new types developing that could survive on dry land. Toward the end of the Devonian the first forests arose as stemmed plants evolved strong, woody structures capable of supporting raised branches and leaves. Some Devonian trees are known to have grown 100 feet (30 meters) tall. By the end of the period the first ferns, horsetails, and seed plants had also appeared.

The new life burgeoning on land apparently escaped the worst effects of the mass extinction that ended the Devonian. The main victims were marine creatures, with up to 70 percent of species wiped out. Reef-building communities almost completely disappeared. Theories put forward to explain this extinction include global cooling due to the re-glaciation of Gondwana, or reduced atmospheric levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide because of the foresting of the continents. A major asteroid impact has also been suggested.”

http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/prehistoric-world/devonian/

The Coal Age

“Carboniferous coal was produced by bark-bearing trees that grew in vast lowland swamp forests. Vegetation included giant club mosses, tree ferns, great horsetails, and towering trees with strap-shaped leaves. Over millions of years, the organic deposits of this plant debris formed the world’s first extensive coal deposits—coal that humans are still burning today.

The growth of these forests removed huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, leading to a surplus of oxygen. Atmospheric oxygen levels peaked around 35 percent, compared with 21 percent today. It also may explain the giant creepy-crawlies that now emerged—the size reached by insects and similar creatures is thought to be limited by the amount of air they are able to breathe.

Deadly poisonous centipedes some six feet (two meters) in length crawled in the company of mammoth cockroaches and scorpions as much as three feet (one meter) long. Most impressive of all were dragonflies that grew to the size of seagulls. One exquisitely detailed fossil of a dragonfly that died 320 million years ago shows it had a wingspan of 2.5 feet (0.75 meters).”

I love dragonflies!
http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/prehistoric-world/carboniferous/

The most intriguing question for evolutionists involves FLOWERS. For me, the last thing you buy when company is coming, are the flowers. The Creator provided the food, set the table, then, the flowers arrived.

http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/prehistoric-world/big-bloom/

“Just when and how did the first flowering plants emerge? Charles Darwin pondered that question, and paleobotanists are still searching for an answer. Throughout the 1990s discoveries of fossilized flowers in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America offered important clues. At the same time the field of genetics brought a whole new set of tools to the search. As a result, modern paleobotany has undergone a boom not unlike the Cretaceous flower explosion itself.”


17 posted on 07/07/2013 2:46:28 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: VitacoreVision

Maybe it’s the increase in the number of mouth breathers which caused the higher CO2 levels. Interesting info at the link.

http://www.normalbreathing.com/index-nasal.php


18 posted on 07/07/2013 2:49:29 PM PDT by pa_dweller (Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves:... Isa 1:23)
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To: boomop1
there is nothing we can do to change God’s design

Al "the boob" Gore wanted to amuse God, so he told God of his plans for the climate.

19 posted on 07/07/2013 2:53:56 PM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
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To: huldah1776

A three-foot cockroach? Forget the Raid, grab a shotgun! ;)


20 posted on 07/07/2013 3:17:51 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: VitacoreVision

Maybe that’s what Algore has in mind.


21 posted on 07/07/2013 4:00:35 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: VitacoreVision

Anyone who went to High School already knew this, and still the Envirowhackos, and their idiot pResident are fighting CO2.


22 posted on 07/07/2013 4:55:07 PM PDT by Venturer
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23 posted on 07/07/2013 5:03:30 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: VitacoreVision

In the study to end all studies, it has been determined that climate is what it is, and will be what it will be. And mankind can’t do a damn thing about that.


24 posted on 07/07/2013 6:13:15 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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25 posted on 07/08/2013 8:23:42 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I don't always vote, but when I do, I SURE AS HELL DON'T VOTE DEMOCRAT!)
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To: VitacoreVision

No problem. We’ll just make more SUVs.


26 posted on 07/09/2013 5:03:01 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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