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To: John Jamieson
Horrors! CO2, that evil, nefarious, invisible, suffocating, plant-fertilizing (can't talk about that part), gasssssss!!!

Yes, just not as much. BTW, there is a school of thought that wonders now if elevated CO2 in the atmosphere is a RESULT of global warming, not a cause. More to follow, I'm sure.

62 posted on 01/25/2002 1:41:48 PM PST by stboz
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To: stboz
Why not as much?
65 posted on 01/25/2002 1:45:51 PM PST by John Jamieson
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To: stboz
school of thought that wonders now if elevated CO2 in the atmosphere is a RESULT of global warming, not a cause.

Just depends on who's funding the research to find out what the answer is going to be. I don't know who to listen to anymore.

EBUCK

70 posted on 01/25/2002 2:00:26 PM PST by EBUCK
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To: stboz
there is a school of thought that wonders now if elevated CO2 in the atmosphere is a RESULT of global warming, not a cause.

Both may well be true. As temperatures rise, the equilibrium shifts, causing the oceans to lose CO2. The increased CO2 in the atmosphere causes temperatures to rise, causing an additional equilibrium shift, which causes more CO2 to enter the atmosphere, which causes the temperature to rise, etc.

This is sometimes called a positive feedback loop.

128 posted on 11/01/2002 10:42:40 PM PST by reg45
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