Exploring Hydrocarbon Depletion
this tiresome circle jerk.
dohboi wrote:"Draining huge African peatland a threat to climate: study"
https://www.yahoo.com/news/draining-hug ... 30012.html
Extract: "A swampy forest in central Africa the size of England covers previously unknown carbon stocks equivalent to three years' worth of global CO2 emissions, scientists revealed Wednesday.
Draining these peatlands for agriculture, or reduced rainfall due to climate change, would release massive amounts of planet-warming greenhouse gases, they warned in a study published in Nature magazine.
"We found 30 billion tonnes of carbon that nobody knew was there," said Simon Lewis, co-lead author of the study and a professor at the University of Leeds.
"If the Congo Basin peatlands were to be destroyed, it would release billions of tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere," he told AFP."
(such GHG sources are missing from AR5)
As if we didn't already have enough potential and already engaged carbon feedback loops!
Newfie wrote:Pstarr, CID, KJ.....
Clearly you Gus have a difference of opinion, as we all do. And clearly none of you is going to change the others mind, especially by hurling insults.
I/we all get it you don't agree. Leave it at that. Try to concentrate on adding new information please. No good is done by endlessly repeating long held position. Facts, man, facts. That's not an invitation to regurgitate all the old stuff. Keep it fresh. Let the preponderance of evidence make the case.
dohboi wrote:T, nobody said anything about a "disaster of epic proportions."
As I pointed out, it's just one more carbon feedback, one we don't need.
But yeah, about the same as two or three years of the current BAU.
dohboi wrote:T, media in general has been and continues to go down hill on pretty much every front. Where I notice the problems most is in the headlines, which are generally not written by the journalist who wrote the piece and are basically intended as click bate. The articles themselves, of course, are often bad too. But in this case, it said right in the article that it was 3 years worth of emissions. So that wasn't exactly hype.
The fact is that things are indeed much worse than most people realize or want to admit, and of course certain people are always going to dismiss anything having to do with GW. The polarization on the issue has mostly been driven by ALEC the Koch Brothers and other right wing operatives.
Try not to blame 'the left' for everything you see as bad in the world. There's plenty of blame to go around.
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