Climate change: Models 'underplay plant CO2 absorption'
Global climate models have underestimated the amount of CO2 being absorbed by plants, according to new research.You know, that CO2 that they've repeatedly claimed is a direct result of ZOMG
Scientists say that between 1901 and 2010, living things absorbed 16% more of the gas than previously thought.
The authors say it explains why models consistently overestimated the growth rate of carbon in the atmosphere.
But experts believe the new calculation is unlikely to make a difference to global warming predictions.Right. One of the central underpinnings of global warming has been proven wrong, but it won't change anything. Now, imagine if they discovered that it was 16% the other way? Think it'd still be no big deal? If you do, I have some lovely beachfront property in Arizona to sell, cheap...
Here's the thing, though. I believe them when they say it won't make a difference. Why? Because they're just making this up. We have seen, repeatedly, a willingness to stretch the truth to fit whatever their preconceived notion might be. They haven't exactly used sound scientific method or been all that interested in exploring options (that don't conform to hobbling the US and the EU on the world stage, that is...)
Wonder, though, what would happen if we started curtailing our CO2 output only to see plants start dying off?
That is all.
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