Friday, August 05, 2011

The chicken or the egg?

More interesting research, the hoaxsters will try and ignore, Apparently this scientist finds that warmth causes increased CO2 rises in the atmosphere.Most Americans don't believe the hoaxers. I'm sure the church of kyoto will say never mind.

Salby’s argument is that the usual evidence given for the rise in CO2 being man-made is mistaken. It’s usually taken to be the fact that as carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere increase, the 1 per cent of CO2 that’s the heavier carbon isotope ratio c13 declines in proportion. Plants, which produced our coal and oil, prefer the lighter c12 isotope. Hence, it must be our gasses that caused this relative decline.

But that conclusion holds true only if there are no other sources of c12 increases which are not human caused. Salby says there are – the huge increases in carbon dioxide concentrations caused by such things as spells of warming and El Ninos, which cause concentration levels to increase independently of human emissions. He suggests that its warmth which tends to produce more CO2, rather than vice versa – which, incidentally is the story of the past recoveries from ice ages.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

William in Ajax said...

That goes hand in hand with what the archeological record has been saying all along...

Mainly that, Co2 increases after the temperature has risen.

The record shows that Co2 increases on average...

800 years, after the temperature has increased!

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