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Arctic fires could have climate impact
UPI.com ^ | July 28, 2011

Posted on 07/29/2011 8:39:57 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

WOODS HOLE, Mass -- A dramatic loss of carbon in a 2007 wildfire on Alaska's North Slope could have a profound impact on possible climate change, U.S. researchers say.

Woods Hole Institute scientist Goiter Shaver and colleagues say the blaze on the slopes of Alaska's Brooks Mountain Range released 20 times more carbon into the atmosphere than what is annually lost from undisturbed tundra.

An increase in the frequency and size of wildfires in the region may release large amounts of the greenhouse gas CO2 to the atmosphere and accelerate the transformation of the frozen, treeless tundra of today into a different kind of ecosystem less capable of storing carbon, researchers said. This could have profound implications for atmospheric carbon and climate, a Woods Hole release said Thursday.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: climategate; failure; hoax; socialism


1 posted on 07/29/2011 8:40:01 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How does a tundra fire compare to wildfires in California, Texas, etc? My guess would be far less carbon released.


2 posted on 07/29/2011 8:42:38 AM PDT by FairWitness (Everything is easy, once you've done it once)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yet these clowns say volcanoes have little to no effect on the climate. Scumbag liars all of ‘em!


3 posted on 07/29/2011 8:42:38 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Goiter Shaver”?

Interesting. Most people I know shave their OWN goiters...


4 posted on 07/29/2011 8:43:28 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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“Could”, “maybe”

Yes, definitely science.


5 posted on 07/29/2011 8:43:57 AM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good thing that toxic greenhouse gas spewing shuttle is grounded for good.


6 posted on 07/29/2011 8:44:01 AM PDT by MCCC (The White House has turned the audacity of hope into the audacity of indifference)
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To: WayneS

Great minds....GOITER? Puhleeze! Have you ever met the absolute lunatics that inhabit WHOI? These scientists make 60’s hippies a profession to aspire to!


7 posted on 07/29/2011 8:46:05 AM PDT by acapesket
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
A forest fire "profoundly" changes the world's climate?

Who woulda thought? Oh wait, I forgot --everything changes the climate. That's why we have to raise taxes, pay $8.00 for gasoline,and let the govt run our lives. Our survival depends on it!!!!

8 posted on 07/29/2011 8:46:40 AM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sorry to say, but this kind of environmental BS wins Nobel prizes.


9 posted on 07/29/2011 8:46:49 AM PDT by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And yet they tell us that the coal-fired power plants in China, which release tons of CO2, actually REDUCED global warming over the past three years.


10 posted on 07/29/2011 8:46:49 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo
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To: Thane_Banquo

Don’t you understand? COMMUNIST technology always benefits the earth. It’s the capitalist pigs that screw up everything.


11 posted on 07/29/2011 8:49:41 AM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: avacado

Ditto’s!!!!!!!!!!!!

This institution has lost all credibility.

Wild fires are a flea on a volcano’s rump, hump...errrrr..bump....errrrr.....


12 posted on 07/29/2011 8:51:32 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: Thane_Banquo

Anyone who still subsribes to the quackery of CO2 being responsible for Global Warming/Climate Change should be tied to a chair and forced to watch the GREAT GLOBAL WARMING SWINDLE! Simply said, there is NO scientific proof that CO2 levels have ever had anything to do with the Earth’s changing atmosphere. In fact, the documentary is a MUST WATCH for all and is free on You Tube. I teach high school history and after my science department showed the students Al Gore’s debacle, I showed them the GREAT GLOBAL WARMING SWINDLE. After all, as educators, we’re supposed to get the students to think, not to tell them what to think.


13 posted on 07/29/2011 8:54:10 AM PDT by cumbo78
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The more they talk... the closer they come to prosecution.

LLS


14 posted on 07/29/2011 8:54:19 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! I choose LIBERTY and PALIN!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Damned carbon!

We're all gonna die.
When we quit exhaling CO2.

15 posted on 07/29/2011 8:55:39 AM PDT by upchuck (A default is not an economic event. It is a political event. Cut NOW, not in ten years.)
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To: upchuck

Haven’t you got that backward? :)


16 posted on 07/29/2011 9:02:20 AM PDT by matchgirl ("He made it worse")
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To: WayneS

A most unusual profession, eh? And a side line as a climate expert, too!


17 posted on 07/29/2011 9:04:53 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Napolean fries the idea powder.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
One “scientist” has been laid off for lying about bears. It is time that these wild stories should provide some verification for their wild theories.
18 posted on 07/29/2011 9:05:26 AM PDT by mountainlion (AMERICA LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
But but but ... wildfires happen naturally.
There have been fires long before humans discovered how to use it for warmth and cooking.
It's Gaia's way of renewing a dried-out or overgrown area.

19 posted on 07/29/2011 9:05:45 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maybe it’s like those miraculous Chinese coal power plants, which COOL the earth so the communists can use coal and we can’t.


20 posted on 07/29/2011 9:06:27 AM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: FairWitness

Yep, this century is way of the 1st. 11 yrs. of the last one in producing horsesh-t. We win hands down.


21 posted on 07/29/2011 9:18:22 AM PDT by Waco (Nominate Palin or forget 2012 you lost)
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To: OldNavyVet

“Sorry to say, but this kind of environmental BS wins Nobel prizes.”

And Federal Govt. funding grants.


22 posted on 07/29/2011 9:33:51 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: WayneS

I bet I wasn’t the only one that burst out laughing at “Goiter Shaver”. Holy smokes!!! Who the heck names a kid “Goiter”? Shaver puts the cherry on top too!


23 posted on 07/29/2011 9:36:30 AM PDT by rockvillem
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24 posted on 07/29/2011 12:23:27 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Goiter Shaver"

YHGTBK...

25 posted on 07/29/2011 6:19:48 PM PDT by TXnMA (There is no Constitutional right to NOT be offended.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Rurudyne; steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; xcamel
Note: this topic is from July 29, 2011.
Thanks Oldeconomybuyer.
Woods Hole Institute scientist Goiter Shaver and colleagues say the blaze on the slopes of Alaska's Brooks Mountain Range released 20 times more carbon into the atmosphere than what is annually lost from undisturbed tundra... and accelerate the transformation of the frozen, treeless tundra of today into a different kind of ecosystem less capable of storing carbon, researchers said.
That's remarkably stupid, even by the (lack of) standards of the global warming demagogues.


26 posted on 10/30/2011 6:26:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Normandy; TenthAmendmentChampion; FrPR; enough_idiocy; ...
Thanx for the ping SunkenCiv !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

27 posted on 10/30/2011 6:53:56 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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