SAYS BIOSPHERE INCREASES ABILITY TO ABSORB CO2 JUST AS FAST AS MAN PRODUCES IT
by John Charlton
(Nov. 13, 2009) — The London Telegraph is reporting that a recent study conducted by scientists at the University of Bristol, England, have found empirical evidence that key tenets of the Copenhagen treaty are fabrications.
The Copenhagen Treaty, an analysis of which is being undertaken by The Post & Email, calls for drastic economic, political and social changes to avert Climate Change, a change predicated on the assertion and assumption that man-made CO2 emissions (aka “anthropogenic CO2”) threatens the climate and biosphere.
The Telegraph reporter, Louise Grey, writes:
Previously it was thought that the Earth’s capability to absorb CO2 would decrease as production booms, leading to an accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
But Wolfgang Knorr, author of the new study, found that the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has remained just over 50 per cent, with only tiny fluctuations being recorded despite the massive hike in output.
He pointed out that his study relied entirely on empirical data, including historical records extracted from ice samples in the Antarctic, rather than speculative climate change models.
That means that regardless of the changes that may be alleged concerning global atmospheric CO2 levels, the biosphere responds immediately by increasing its capacity to absorb CO2.
In other words, living things thrive on carbon-dioxide, and far from being a danger to life, they are a sort of fertilizer which stimulates greater biologic activity.
Hence a global increase in CO2 levels, in this respect, is actually beneficial directly to plants and animals, and indirectly, consequently to humans.
Finally, Wolfgang Knorr, who lead the study, called for further scientific study, as a result of their findings:
“Like all studies of this kind, there are uncertainties in the data, so rather than relying on Nature to provide a free service, soaking up our waste carbon, we need to ascertain why the proportion being absorbed has not changed.”