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Re: THE Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Thread Pt. 6

Unread postPosted: Tue 31 Oct 2017, 13:45:18
by dohboi
"More accurate to say they are out of power and have nothing to lose politically by making the proposal"

Well put. But leaders are supposed to lead, and to be guided by their best light, not just by what the next election cycle might bring.

Most of the Repubs in congress look like a bunch of Toadies For Trump (they should get T-shirts!), and wimps in mortal terror of the maddest party members' every bizarre delusion.

Sad.

Re: THE Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Thread Pt. 6

Unread postPosted: Tue 31 Oct 2017, 13:57:57
by asg70
dohboi wrote:"More accurate to say they are out of power and have nothing to lose politically by making the proposal"

Well put. But leaders are supposed to lead, and to be guided by their best light, not just by what the next election cycle might bring.

Most of the Repubs in congress look like a bunch of Toadies For Trump (they should get T-shirts!), and wimps in mortal terror of the maddest party members' every bizarre delusion.

Sad.


This is also why McCain recovered his integrity lately. The guy probably doesn't have long on this earth, similar to Kennedy's last days.

Re: THE Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Thread Pt. 6

Unread postPosted: Sat 04 Nov 2017, 22:30:33
by Tanada

November 03: 404.17 ppm
November 02: 404.04 ppm
November 01: 403.94 ppm
October 31: 404.30 ppm
October 30: 404.11 ppm

Re: THE Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Thread Pt. 6

Unread postPosted: Sun 05 Nov 2017, 00:18:51
by dohboi
Get your head out of the clouds
and get your feet back in the dirt
my friend...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE4zdYtHJG0

Re: THE Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Thread Pt. 6

Unread postPosted: Sun 05 Nov 2017, 12:47:11
by dohboi
Record surge in atmospheric CO2

This year’s greenhouse gas bulletin produced by the WMO is based on measurements taken in 51 countries. Research stations dotted around the globe measure concentrations of warming gases including carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide.

The figures published by the WMO are what’s left in the atmosphere after significant amounts are absorbed by the Earth’s “sinks”, which include the oceans and the biosphere

2016 saw average concentrations of CO2 hit 403.3 parts per million, up from 400ppm in 2015.

“It is the largest increase we have ever seen in the 30 years we have had this network,” Dr Oksana Tarasova, chief of WMO’s global atmosphere watch programme, told BBC News.

“The largest increase was in the previous El Niño, in 1997-1998, and it was 2.7ppm; and now it is 3.3ppm. It is also 50% higher than the average of the last 10 years.”

The study notes that since 1990 there has been a 40% increase in total radiative forcing. That’s the warming effect on our climate of all greenhouse gases.

“Geological-wise, it is like an injection of a huge amount of heat,” said Dr Tarasova.

“The changes will not take 10,000 years, like they used to take before; they will happen fast. We don’t have the knowledge of the system in this state; that is a bit worrisome!”

According to experts, the last time the Earth experienced a comparable concentration of CO2 was three to five million years ago, in the mid-Pliocene Epoch. The climate then was 2-3C warmer, and sea levels were 10-20m higher due to the melting of Greenland and the West Antarctic ice sheets.

Other experts in the field of atmospheric research agreed that the WMO findings were a cause for concern.

“The 3ppm CO2 growth rate in 2015 and 2016 is extreme – double the growth rate in the 1990-2000 decade,” Prof Euan Nisbet from Royal Holloway University of London, UK, told BBC News.



http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-41778089

Re: THE Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Thread Pt. 6

Unread postPosted: Sun 05 Nov 2017, 17:04:15
by Tanada

Week beginning on October 29, 2017: 404.17 ppm
Weekly value from 1 year ago: 402.84 ppm
Weekly value from 10 years ago: 381.75 ppm

Re: THE Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Thread Pt. 6

Unread postPosted: Sun 12 Nov 2017, 21:01:18
by Tanada

November 11: 404.37 ppm
November 10: 403.88 ppm
November 09: 404.66 ppm
November 08: 404.20 ppm
November 07: 403.86 ppm

Re: THE Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Thread Pt. 6

Unread postPosted: Sun 12 Nov 2017, 21:02:13
by Tanada

Week beginning on November 5, 2017: 404.27 ppm
Weekly value from 1 year ago: 402.90 ppm
Weekly value from 10 years ago: 382.05 ppm

Re: THE Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Thread Pt. 6

Unread postPosted: Sun 12 Nov 2017, 21:05:16
by Tanada
The question arises, how much impact will the La Nina weather have on the build up of CO2 over the 17-18 winter season? Cold wind tossed water is very good at absorbing CO2 and sequestering it for moderate periods in sea water. In fact it is the most effective natural sink because though green plant growth absorbs more it tends to give almost all of it back within a year as dead plants decay or are consumed in fires.

Re: THE Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Thread Pt. 6

Unread postPosted: Sun 12 Nov 2017, 21:06:54
by Tanada

October 2017: 403.64 ppm
October 2016: 401.57 ppm

Re: THE Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Thread Pt. 6

Unread postPosted: Tue 21 Nov 2017, 08:57:10
by Tanada

Week beginning on November 12, 2017: 405.09 ppm
Weekly value from 1 year ago: 403.44 ppm
Weekly value from 10 years ago: 382.39 ppm

Re: THE Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Thread Pt. 6

Unread postPosted: Tue 21 Nov 2017, 08:58:25
by Tanada

November 20: Unavailable
November 19: 405.62 ppm
November 18: 405.65 ppm
November 17: 405.14 ppm
November 16: 405.71 ppm