Skip to comments.NASA Spacecraft Will Sniff Out Earth's Carbon Dioxide (OCO-2)
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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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.)
NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) will study atmospheric carbon dioxide from space.
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.
“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.
...except for that other, more prevalent, gas that drives climate change... water vapor.
I have some Hydrogen and Methane they can sniff.
“... how carbon dioxide (CO2) a heat-trapping gas that is driving climate change...”
I stopped reading right there.
If they learn what we conservatives already know, they will lie, deceive and slant the results to suit their liberal purposes anyway.
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.
I advise you to seek out friendships in private industry and ditch the looney leftbags at NASA to fellate each other.
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!
I did not realize it was such a rare gas...
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?
Silly me, I thought it was primarily the gas plant life need to live.
I stopped reading right there.
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?
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.
They will be parking it over China?
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.