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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?

Your assertion that “CO2 breathes up and down on this planet, just like everything else” is untrue.

Our industrial release of CO and C02 is constantly on the rise and the natural check on these gases, photosynthesis, is constantly on the decline with the destruction of forest.

I know of no other physical system in which an attribute or variable can be consistently increased without check and the sytem not be completely changed with out reverse or break down.


15 posted on 03/06/2008 5:08:44 PM PST by awake-n-angry
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To: awake-n-angry
Our industrial release of CO and C02 is constantly on the rise and the natural check on these gases, photosynthesis, is constantly on the decline with the destruction of forest.

While our release of CO2 is definitely increasing, do you have a reference for the second part of your assertion that "photosynthesis, is constantly on the decline with the destruction of forest" ?

30-some years ago, when I looked into this, the biggest contributors to CO2 removal were oceanic: plankton photosynthesis, dissolution in water, calcium carbonate synthesis by various organisms, etc.

Also, it would appear that increasing agricultural yields would offset any forest declines, at least to some degree.

20 posted on 03/06/2008 5:18:11 PM PST by CurlyDave
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To: awake-n-angry

Actually, increases in temperature PRECEDE increases in CO2.

Also, the solution to disappearing forests is more industrial development. It is the poor countries where one find forests being devastated.


25 posted on 03/06/2008 5:35:56 PM PST by Mr Rogers (Let's win Congress - the Presidency is lost!)
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To: awake-n-angry
Your assertion that “CO2 breathes up and down on this planet, just like everything else” is untrue.

Our industrial release of CO and C02 is constantly on the rise and the natural check on these gases, photosynthesis, is constantly on the decline with the destruction of forest.

Wrong. Dead wrong.

Globally, forests (tropical and mid-latitude) are NOT disappearing: today, they are 99.5% as much as they were at mid-century, and in the US in particular, have increased significantly.

CO2 has been much, much higher previously, and temps (at the same time) have been both much higher, and much lower, than now. There simply is NO link in ANY record at ANY time between CO2 levels and temperatures.

27 posted on 03/06/2008 5:38:18 PM PST by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: awake-n-angry
Our industrial release of CO and C02 is constantly on the rise and the natural check on these gases, photosynthesis, is constantly on the decline with the destruction of forest.

While the first of those statements is true - with some notable caveats - the second is clearly false.

30 posted on 03/06/2008 6:07:00 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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