Skip to comments.Breaking news! Trees store carbon!
Posted on 07/19/2011 11:01:38 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Who would have ever guessed trees store carbon by utilizing the gas of plant photosynthesis, carbon dioxide, and in an immense, profound way? From the Institute of Arctic Biology, where they seem to see no positive benefit to this, but worry about fires and insect damages instead. In a previous story, it was shown by NASA that the biosphere is booming thanks to CO2.
Worlds forests role in carbon storage immense, profound
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
14 July 2011
FAIRBANKS, Alaska Until now, scientists were uncertain about how much and where in the world terrestrial carbon is being stored. In the July 14 issue of Science Express, scientists report that, between 1990 and 2007, the worlds forests stored about 2.4 gigatons of carbon per year.
Their results suggest that forests account for almost all of the worlds land-based carbon uptake. Boreal forests are estimated to be responsible for 22 percent of the carbon stored in the forests. A warming climate has the potential to increase fires and insect damage in the boreal forest and reduce its capacity to sequester carbon.
Our results imply that clearly, forests play a critical role in Earths terrestrial carbon balance, and exert considerable control over the evolution of atmospheric carbon dioxide, said A. David McGuire, co-author and professor of ecology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Institute of Arctic Biology and co-leader of the USGS Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.
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Funny! How does a left wing nut job deal with this? He ignores it.
I’d like to trade my 2x4s Carbon Credits for cash, please.
The science doesn't matter. Global warming doesn't matter.
What matters is UN Agenda 21, and its goal of impoverishing and eventually starving everyone on earth, except the chosen elites, so they can live in the pristine Walden paradise they deserve, free of all those smelly peasants messing up their landscape.
You have to find some way to make energy prices "skyrocket," or your hopes and dreams can never be achieved.
Of course, solid science has been lost in favor of the idiotic science by such notables as Merrill Streep and her ilk.
The REAL “dirty little secret” of trees “fixing” atmospheric CO2 is this, old growth forests store very little of it. In the first 50 years, trees store the majority of it, and in the first 20 even more percentage wise. So if we log old growth forests, and plant new trees, we end up with managing the atmospheric CO2......................................
Until now, scientists were uncertain about how much and where in the world terrestrial carbon is being stored.
Unitl now? Sorry. They are still unsure.
All of this global warming based faliling about is assinine absent a closed carbon budget, which we aint got within 25%. Half of the carbon that we think we are releasing into the atmosphere every year doesnt show up in the atmosphere, and nobody knows where it goes.
Attempting to count all of the carbon in the world is an arrogant exercise, and pretending to have done it to any useful degree of accuracy is deceptive.
Free the carbon!! Burn the trees!!
Quit slipping into the Warmists trap, folks. CO2 has MINIMAL impact on the climate and MAXIMUM impact on the carbon (life) cycle. Our atmosphere isnt that far above the CO2 threshold for life, and given the slightest opportunity, these life-sucking warmers will make it even more difficult by getting us all to voluntarily support their insidious plan. Theyre death mongers, and we should be against em every step of the way.
Next they will re-discover that Carbon and oxygen are absorbed from the air, six molecules of water plus six molecules of carbon dioxide produce one molecule of sugar plus six molecules of oxygen.
Or maybe next theyll start to re-discover some of the animal species that they have thought (claimed) to have become extinct.
Extinct rainbow toad spotted after 87 years
straight out of every scientists sweetest dream. Yes, researchers recently found three living rainbow toads that were previously thought to be extinct in the jungles of Borneo.
But reintroducing extinct species can cause mayhem
The extinct species back from the dead and causing mayhem
The reintroduction into the wild of creatures like the beaver and sea eagle that had previously died out in Britain is endangering the countryside, an influential group of vets has warned.
And according to trends, it seems the king of the jungle is next on their list to go extinct, for awhile at least, before becoming a miraculous back from the dead news story in a fue decades.
Lions Could Be Extinct in 10-15 Years!
they are lovable, too. But, unfortunately, theres some really bad news: their numbers have been shrinking tremendously over the last 50 years! While, in 1960, there were a healthy 450,000 lions in wild, in 2010, were only 20,000! If that trend continued, lions would become extinct in just just over 10 years.
LIES! ALL LIES!!
Next thing you know they’ll be telling us that dihydrogen monoxide is safe for humans!
Deep-rooted perennial grasses put more carbon in the soil than trees do.
This falls under the Law of Obviousity.
Trees are made of WOOD which is ORGANIC, meaning there’s lots of carbon and hydrogen there.
Saying it’s surprising that trees “store” carbon is like saying it’s surprising that beaches store sand.
Same goes for the “boreal” forest bit. Boreal just means it’s associated w/trees. What other forest would we be talking about? A forest of lolipops? Chevy’s?
Now that is a STATEMENT!
Some of them also yield the sap to make maple syrup, so...
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