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NASA Spacecraft Will Sniff Out Earth's Carbon Dioxide (OCO-2)
Yahoo ^ | 6/13/14 | Megan Gannon - LiveScience.com

Posted on 06/13/2014 9:22:11 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

A new NASA spacecraft is about to embark on a mission to watch Earth breathe.

Before dawn on July 1, the $465-million Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, or OCO-2 for short, will launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Then, from its perch 438 miles (705 kilometers) above the planet, the satellite will begin a two-year study of how carbon dioxide (CO2) — a heat-trapping gas that is driving climate change — cycles through the Earth's atmosphere. [6 Unexpected Effects of Climate Change]

Human activities, such as burning fossil fuels, now add nearly 40 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the air each year. But when scientists tally these greenhouse gas emissions against actual carbon levels in the atmosphere, their totals suggest some CO2 vanishes into land- and ocean-based traps called carbon sinks.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: carbondioxide; co2satellite; co2spacecraft; nasa; satellite; sniff; spacecraft
every breath you take

every belch you make

every fart you break

every fire you ignite

don't look up high

as I'm floating by

I'll be watching uhh sniffing you

(apologies to Sting, the Police, etc.)

1 posted on 06/13/2014 9:22:11 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh brother.


2 posted on 06/13/2014 9:24:32 AM PDT by Red Steel
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We'll now be able to track al gore and his footprint more closely.

NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) will study atmospheric carbon dioxide from space.

3 posted on 06/13/2014 9:25:53 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wrap your mind around this, 465 million dollars.

That’s a lot of taxpayers—I used to pay 50K plus per year, and it will all be farted away for nothing.

Well, God Bless America.


4 posted on 06/13/2014 9:26:31 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: NormsRevenge

“Human activities, such as burning fossil fuels, now add nearly 40 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the air each year. “

That doesn’t sound like climate change. It sounds like Iike air pollution. Maybe the climate change cultists should camp out in China, India, Mexico, Venezuela and the middle east and tell them to quit polluting our air.

Hahahahahahaha.....sometimes I crack myself up.


5 posted on 06/13/2014 9:26:51 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: NormsRevenge
the satellite will begin a two-year study of how carbon dioxide (CO2) — a heat-trapping gas that is driving climate change

...except for that other, more prevalent, gas that drives climate change... water vapor.

6 posted on 06/13/2014 9:27:19 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Red Steel

I have some Hydrogen and Methane they can sniff.


7 posted on 06/13/2014 9:28:47 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: NormsRevenge

“... how carbon dioxide (CO2) — a heat-trapping gas that is driving climate change...”

I stopped reading right there.


8 posted on 06/13/2014 9:34:38 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: Red Steel

If they learn what we conservatives already know, they will lie, deceive and slant the results to suit their liberal purposes anyway.


9 posted on 06/13/2014 9:35:24 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: NormsRevenge
...and they will never report that there is any shred of doubt about man made global warming no matter what they find. They will talk about compelling evidence, they will talk about uncertainties but they will never go against the prevailing liberal agenda. Mark my words.

I've made friends with many of the people at NASA and JPL who build and operate a lot of these spacecraft. For over a decade I've been able to keep politics out of our friendships, but in recent years there has been a furious push to advance liberalism at all levels, not just global warming, but every kind of PC crap imaginable. I always understood that most of them were academia types in an atmosphere very much indistinguishable from the large academic world run by liberals, so I knew and accepted that they were 70% left leaning. But this is different now. There is a ferocious push to impose liberalism on everything they do, and that's sad. Hopefully the next Republican President will appoint a NASA Director who is interested in focusing on just science and not some other social agenda, and take steps to clean out the activists that have infested that once great space agency.

10 posted on 06/13/2014 9:36:05 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: NormsRevenge
How much CO2 "pollution" and yet to be classified as a pollutant, water vapor will the rocket to launch this probe create? Does NASA have enough carbon credits to pay for these launches? Oh wait, let's just unconstitutionally regulate power plants out of existance and steal their carbon credits. Maybe this will save some money so NASA can upgrade the Mooselimb Outreach prayer mats they have been buying to the new ones with the ISIS sponsorship logo on them?
11 posted on 06/13/2014 9:41:07 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: ElkGroveDan

I advise you to seek out friendships in private industry and ditch the looney leftbags at NASA to fellate each other.


12 posted on 06/13/2014 9:45:19 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: NormsRevenge

Why are they doing this? Looking for evidence AFTER they’ve already drawn the conclusion that Anthropomorphic Global Warming is real? So they can show you 3 months of satellite date and say, aha!


13 posted on 06/13/2014 9:55:58 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: NormsRevenge

I did not realize it was such a rare gas...


14 posted on 06/13/2014 10:02:31 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Somebody help me do the math on this. 40 billion tons of CO2 ... would blanket the earth with a layer of that gas how thick?


15 posted on 06/13/2014 10:06:16 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: Flick Lives

Silly me, I thought it was primarily the gas plant life need to live.


16 posted on 06/13/2014 10:20:28 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: BlueStateRightist
“... how carbon dioxide (CO2) — a heat-trapping gas that is driving climate change...”

I stopped reading right there.

Similar sentiments.

Where is it pointed out that CO2 is far less potent than water vapor as a greenhouse gas? Thought so.

Plus the concept that when you double nothing you still have nothing?

Plus the recognition that other planets are also heating up lately?

Plus the idea that complex systems such as our climate's, cannot be forecast accurately?

17 posted on 06/13/2014 10:29:17 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: NormsRevenge
Then, from its perch 438 miles (705 kilometers) above the planet, the satellite will begin a two-year study of how carbon dioxide (CO2) — a heat-trapping gas that is driving climate change — cycles through the Earth's atmosphere. [6 Unexpected Effects of Climate Change]

I strongly suspect that leftists are controlling this unscientific writeup on the Orbiting Carbon Observatory. This is a disappointing reflection on NASA's apparent lack of scientific objectivity. There is no scientific basis for claiming that carbon dioxide is driving man-caused climate change.

It is likely that the mission will show that CO2 has little or nothing to do with climate change caused by mankind.

We hope that the mission is successful in lending a ray of light on the role of carbon dioxide and its cycle in the atmosphere. We do not need a copy of the final report before the mission is underway.

18 posted on 06/13/2014 10:47:24 AM PDT by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: the anti-mahdi

They will be parking it over China?


19 posted on 06/13/2014 11:04:12 AM PDT by themidnightskulker
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To: Rodamala
I advise you to seek out friendships in private industry

I have many of those. Not many folks in private industry are driving rovers on Mars though. They aren't all activist socialists so I still keep in touch with some of them.

20 posted on 06/13/2014 11:07:29 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: the anti-mahdi

You said it. They lost the first one to a stupid glitch of not being to separate a boost protective cover. In the past (pre-Muslim Outreach days) that was kid’s stuff for this country. Let’s hope this time they learned how to pop an aeroshell off of the payload after lifting.


21 posted on 06/13/2014 11:15:35 AM PDT by chimera
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To: NormsRevenge
Because there is so much CO2 on earth that it's leaking into space?
Oh yes, space is the perfect place to study Co2.....

Nasa has become the armpit of Green science.

22 posted on 06/13/2014 11:20:35 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: themidnightskulker

I suppose so... Hahahahaha


23 posted on 06/13/2014 2:47:45 PM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: chimera

The second law of thermodynamics, entropy will increase without an injection or work-energy.

NASA quit working a long time ago. Now they do muslim outreach and launch dipshit satellites to examine the earth’s atmosphere searching for the ephemeral CO2 that is going to kill us all, Odingo’s number one national security concern.

Nero fiddled they say, probably not so but Odingo, as far as I know can’t play a kazoo.

What a wretched one we have to survive. Plugs is nominally, when they let him out of an assisted living arrangement, the supposed head of NASA. But, they may have changed that and transferred that responsibility to CAIR.

Who knows? They’ll lie about whatever they do or will do.


24 posted on 06/13/2014 2:55:13 PM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: BlueStateRightist
"'... how carbon dioxide (CO2) — a heat-trapping gas that is driving climate change...'

I stopped reading right there."


At that point I checked to see if it was a Yahoo sourced article. Then I stopped reading it.
25 posted on 06/14/2014 12:32:24 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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