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Study: Earthworms May Contribute to Global Warming [Invasion of the Worms]
DailyCaller ^ | 02/06/2013 | Michael Bastasch

Posted on 02/06/2013 7:26:28 AM PST by fight_truth_decay

As environmentalists and politicians fret about man-made Global Warming, they may be ignoring another culprit: earthworms. According to a new study by an international team of researchers, earthworms could be contributing to global warming.

The study looked at results from 237 separate experiments from published stories to explore earthworms’ role in affecting global warming.

“Our results suggest that although earthworms are largely beneficial to soil fertility, they increase net soil greenhouse-gas emissions,” according to the study’s abstract.

Worms affect how much carbon dioxide is produced in the soil and how much escapes into the atmosphere...

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climate; doom; earthworms; globalwarming; greenhousegas; warming; worms
Invaders? Invasion of the worms, a true story: "...you could dig up approximately the upper half of the North American continent and almost never find an earthworm of true North American descent"--European & Asian immigrants.

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1 posted on 02/06/2013 7:26:34 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

I grow beans so our worms are really gassy.


2 posted on 02/06/2013 7:28:26 AM PST by albie
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To: fight_truth_decay

Worm fart alert?


3 posted on 02/06/2013 7:28:41 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Farting cows are responsible for a big part of global warming, too.


4 posted on 02/06/2013 7:31:53 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: fight_truth_decay

I think the biggest cause of Global Warming is a-hole like these and other scientists bloviating about their own guesses.

My guess is as good as theirs or better. We are in a warming cycle because of the sun and the usual cycles the earth goes through, and there isn’t a damned thing we can do about it. We are insignificant in the works of nature.

We have been through these cycles nefore and will go through themn again.


5 posted on 02/06/2013 7:35:56 AM PST by Venturer
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To: fight_truth_decay

Oh Puuulleeeeaaseeee, at least publish these sorts of stories under “Publish Or Perish”. Global Warming stories should be on the back pages of whatever rag is still publishing those tales.


6 posted on 02/06/2013 7:39:58 AM PST by yoe
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To: fight_truth_decay

Thats the solution, sterilize the planet, rocks dont emit greenhouse gasses.


7 posted on 02/06/2013 7:40:12 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: American in Israel
That's the solution, sterilize the planet, rocks don't emit greenhouse gasses.

Lava and specifically volcanic sources have emitted more greenhouse gases and contributed more to globull warming in one year than all of mankind has in all of it's existence ... so we need to ban ALL volcanos.

8 posted on 02/06/2013 7:49:48 AM PST by clamper1797 (De-throne King Obozo)
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To: American in Israel
That's the solution, sterilize the planet, rocks don't emit greenhouse gasses.

Lava and specifically volcanic sources have emitted more greenhouse gases and contributed more to globull warming in one year than all of mankind has in all of it's existence ... so we need to ban ALL volcanos.

9 posted on 02/06/2013 7:50:41 AM PST by clamper1797 (De-throne King Obozo)
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To: American in Israel
That's the solution, sterilize the planet, rocks don't emit greenhouse gasses.

Lava and specifically volcanic sources have emitted more greenhouse gases and contributed more to globull warming in one year than all of mankind has in all of it's existence ... so we need to ban ALL volcanos.

10 posted on 02/06/2013 7:50:41 AM PST by clamper1797 (De-throne King Obozo)
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To: American in Israel
That's the solution, sterilize the planet, rocks don't emit greenhouse gasses.

Lava and specifically volcanic sources have emitted more greenhouse gases and contributed more to globull warming in one year than all of mankind has in all of it's existence ... so we need to ban ALL volcanos.

11 posted on 02/06/2013 7:50:44 AM PST by clamper1797 (De-throne King Obozo)
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To: American in Israel
That's the solution, sterilize the planet, rocks don't emit greenhouse gasses.

Lava and specifically volcanic sources have emitted more greenhouse gases and contributed more to globull warming in one year than all of mankind has in all of it's existence ... so we need to ban ALL volcanos.

12 posted on 02/06/2013 7:50:44 AM PST by clamper1797 (De-throne King Obozo)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Absolutely!


13 posted on 02/06/2013 7:53:08 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Good news. Now when I go catfishing I can tell my wife I’m just doing my part to combat global warming by lowering the worm population.


14 posted on 02/06/2013 7:59:36 AM PST by circlecity
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To: fight_truth_decay

Sitting in a bunker
Here behind my wall
Waiting for the worms to come...


15 posted on 02/06/2013 8:01:10 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Fits right in with the program I just saw on the Science Channel where they claimed global warming causes volcanoes.

I guess you really can't fix stupid.

16 posted on 02/06/2013 8:04:58 AM PST by anoldafvet
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To: fight_truth_decay
So what? They are SUPPOSED to do that. They are breaking down decaying plant matter to make nutrients for the next generation of plants.
CO2 is one of those nutrients, it just happens to be airborne.
If not earthworms, it's beetles and micro organisms doing the same thing.
It has to happen. Removing earth worms won't change that.

17 posted on 02/06/2013 8:05:56 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: fight_truth_decay

10 CO2 increases
20 Plant populations increase
30 Plants consume more CO2
40 CO2 decreases
50 Plant popuations decrease
60 Plants consume less CO2
70 GOTO 10


18 posted on 02/06/2013 8:16:09 AM PST by ryan71
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To: fight_truth_decay

Save the Planet... make democrats eat worms.


19 posted on 02/06/2013 8:29:19 AM PST by Gator113 ( REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS and leave my guns alone!!)
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To: BitWielder1; don-o

We support Global Worming....

20 posted on 02/06/2013 8:46:51 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (C'est la vie.)
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21 posted on 02/06/2013 8:47:42 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: clamper1797

Your pretty serious about those volcanos... -grin-


22 posted on 02/06/2013 9:05:52 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

They can have my worms when they pry them from my cold, dead and dirty hands.


23 posted on 02/06/2013 10:09:56 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

24 posted on 02/06/2013 11:20:02 AM PST by Oratam
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To: fight_truth_decay
Life contributes to Global Warming (aka Climate Change) ! Help stamp life out now and end this madness!
25 posted on 02/06/2013 11:23:28 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Turns our that God makes global warming, and cooling.

They have already legislated God away, but there’s still warming and cooling.

I think maybe God is an outlaw in the eyes of the liberal.


26 posted on 02/06/2013 3:19:14 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Pray for revival. <BCC><)
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To: fight_truth_decay

The quantity of lunacy regarding carbon dioxide just keeps growing.

There is a thing called “the carbon cycle.” All organisms emit CO2 as a function of their metabolic processes. Plants and other photosynthesizing organisms use that CO2 to make carbohydrates and other biological molecules. Other organisms eat the photosynthesizers, passing the carbon compounds up the food chain.

It’s a big, important cycle. Without it, life would not exist. Trying to remove all CO2 from the earth will have a major negative effect on life. The fact that people are hysterical enough about “global warming” that they are willing to try to remove CO2 without even stopping to consider that it’s a necessary component of life is mind-boggling.


27 posted on 02/06/2013 6:50:53 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: fight_truth_decay; 11B40; A Balrog of Morgoth; A message; ACelt; Aeronaut; AFPhys; AlexW; alrea; ...
The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out . . .

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28 posted on 02/06/2013 7:14:45 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: fight_truth_decay; 11B40; A Balrog of Morgoth; A message; ACelt; Aeronaut; AFPhys; AlexW; alrea; ...
The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out . . .

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29 posted on 02/06/2013 7:15:40 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping.


30 posted on 02/06/2013 10:16:44 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Doity little boid
Sittin’ on a coib
Choipin’ and boipin’
And eatin’ doity oith woims.


31 posted on 02/06/2013 10:21:24 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: fight_truth_decay
Consider our Moon, which is basically an inert ball of rock, with no greenhouse gasses in an orbit around the Sun about the same as our own. On the side of the moon that the Sun is shining on, the temperature reaches 260⁰ Fahrenheit. On the dark side of the Moon, it gets very cold, -280⁰ Fahrenheit. This gives an average temperature of about -10⁰ Fahrenheit, rather than the global average of 59⁰ Fahrenheit. Greenhouse gasses are what keep our planet habitable.
32 posted on 02/07/2013 1:44:04 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: fight_truth_decay

So global worming is the problem? Deworm the planet today!


33 posted on 02/07/2013 1:53:53 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: jmcenanly

There is no dark side of the moon, really. As a matter of fact, it’s all dark.


34 posted on 02/07/2013 6:28:03 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Political correctness contributes the MOST to global warming!


35 posted on 02/07/2013 7:47:22 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
LL!
seems to be a good reason to go fishin'...
*lightbulb* well, any reason is good! :-)

36 posted on 02/07/2013 8:40:37 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: fight_truth_decay

How can these idiots expect to be taken seriously with crap like this?


37 posted on 02/07/2013 9:01:15 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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