Thursday, September 08, 2005

Global warming causes soil to release carbon -study

"LONDON (Reuters) interesting news release which points out --

" Global warming is causing soil to release huge amounts of carbon, making efforts to fight global warming tougher than previously thought, scientists said on Wednesday.
What proves it was global warming that released the carbon?

How much was released prior to the current invented crisis du jour?

Does "tougher" mean "we need more money to find out frightening facts which don't relate to anything, except, us getting more money?"

...The team from Britain's National Soil Resources Institute at Cranfield University said its results implied a similar process would be under way in other temperate areas across the globe.

'Our findings suggest the soil part of the equation is scarier than we had thought,' Professor Guy Kirk, of Cranfield University, told journalists at a science conference in Dublin. 'The consequence is that there is more urgency about doing something.'

Since the carbon appeared to be released from soil regardless of how the soil was used, they concluded that the main cause must be climate change itself.

Though they could not say where all the missing carbon had gone, much of it may be entering the atmosphere as the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane, which scientists say has caused global warming.

First is "scarier" a scientific term, or is it meant to create concern?

Why is there "more urgency"? Looking to buy a new Mercedes, Professor?

Since the carbon released was "regardless of how the soil was used" is this the real doom statement? What facts are there? Is this backed up by studies of carbon releases 80 years ago? Could we study carbon released 80 years ago? If it is caused by climate change itself, is it a natural phenomena?

"which scientists say has caused global warming." -- how about the other scientist who believe global warming is a crock?


International efforts like the Kyoto protocol, which came into effect in February this year, have been aimed at stopping climate change by reducing the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere by industry.

But those efforts don't take into account carbon trapped in soil, about 300 times the amount released each year by burning fossil fuels.

So what you are saying is Kyoto is a crock, and 300 times the greenhouse gasses that industry and human activity creates comes from nature? Can we stop talking about Kyoto now?

... In a separate article published alongside the paper in Nature, scientists from Germany's Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry said the carbon released from British soil wiped out the gains made by cutting its industrial emissions.

So this means we are doomed? Oh the horror...

Guess we can stop paying the scientists who study global warming and use the bucks for a hell of a party...