A new study indicates that there my be no need to take action to offset carbon release to the environment. Apparently, Earth’s ability to absorb carbon dioxide is essentially constant, including the abortion of CO2 produced by man.
According to Investors.com:
The new study, published in the online journal Geophysical Research Letters, does not deny that increasing amounts of CO2 have been generated as the world has industrialized, eradicated disease, produced agricultural abundance and improved man’s standard of living. It does show that only 45% of man’s emissions, not 100% as warmers claim, stays in the atmosphere, and that includes the carbon emissions of the private jets that flew to Copenhagen last month and the limos that drove the occupants around.
The rest is absorbed by nature, and that percentage hasn’t changed since 1850. Knorr arrived at that figure by relying solely on measurements and statistical data, including historical records extracted from Antarctic ice. He did not rely, as the CRU did, on badly written computer models with built-in fudge factors to direct the data to a foregone conclusion.
Read the full article at Investors.com.