Wednesday, December 02, 2009

[Blah, blah, blah: More junk science from Juliet Eilperin]: As emissions increase, carbon 'sinks' get clogged -
A separate article published last month in the journal Nature analyzed the sea's uptake of carbon between 1765 and 2008, finding that the proportion of fossil-fuel emissions absorbed by the oceans since 2000 may have declined by as much as 10 percent.
Fantasy or fiction: NOAA's climate change impacts report | Climate Realists
Ocean Acidification is the fall back position for the global warming activists. The report makes the claim that it will harm shelly creatures in the world's oceans. This is pure fantasy. This interesting demonstration illustrates how fast the CO2 dissolves in water as carbonic acid and converts to calcium carbonate. The calcium carbonate falls to the bottom of the ocean where it is used by creatures to make their shells. It happens quickly as you can see. There is enough Calcium in the oceans to combine with all the coal and oil produced CO2 currently in the Earth 100 times over. The ocean will not become acidic. The thought is that if the oceans become more acidic, the calcium carbonate will dissolve leaving nothing for the shelly creatures. This can't happen. For a more detailed explanation go here.
[Tom Segalstad]: Conclusions
Water vapor is the most important "greenhouse gas". Man's contribution to atmospheric CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels is small, maximum 4% found by carbon isotope mass balance calculations. The "Greenhouse Effect" of this contribution is small and well within natural climatic variability. The amount of fossil fuel carbon is minute compared to the total amount of carbon in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere. The atmospheric CO2 lifetime is about 5 years. The ocean will be able to absorb the larger part of the CO2 that Man can produce through burning of fossil fuels. The IPCC CO2 global warming model is not supported by the scientific data. Based on geochemical knowledge there should be no reason to fear a climatic catastrophe because of Man's release of the life-governing CO2 gas. The global climate is primarily governed by the enormous heat energy stored in the oceans and the latent heat of melting of the ice caps, not by the small amount of heat that can be absorbed in atmospheric CO2; hence legislation of "CO2 taxes" to be paid by the public cannot influence on the sea level and the global climate.
Kevin Rudd slams Tony Abbott's 'magic pudding' plan on climate change | The Australian
KEVIN Rudd has accused Tony Abbott of resorting to "magic pudding" politics to claim he can tackle climate change without a tax or emissions trading system.