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Interested in climate change? I've got a Stack of articles, right here!…

Come on in, Read and Learn! That is all I ask. I do not claim special knowledge; in fact, I freely admit that I have a long way to go.
But with a degree in geology and 30 years of following this, I think I have a pretty good idea of which way to go.
In the end, which way you choose to believe, is up to you. But you DO NOT get to make claims about what I think or believe.

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This shouldn't be necessary, but it is about time I went ahead and put this up.
I write about climate change. I am not an expert in it; I do not claim to be an expert in it; I know for a fact that I have a long way to go, and will always be making new connections as insights come to me, from the massive amount of reading that I do.
Ideology does Not play a role in my thinking. Reality is neither conservative nor liberal, no matter how desperately some people wish it were so.
My belief in a Higher being plays NO role in my thinking.
I am Not 'anti-climate,' 'anti-environment,' or 'anti-science.' Anyone who uses such terms, is at best, Ignorant- at worst, Intellectually Dishonest.
If you do not know what I believe, ASK, rather than make false assumptions.
Simply put, I do not have the time and Especially not the patience, to argue my point. That is why I write it out.  Take the time to read, and Think.
I have no time to click on your links, becaus


Seems there is some new peer-reviewed research out there on the role deserts play in absorbing CO2:

What was once considered simply wasted land has now been shown to be a major factor in carbon absorption undoubtedly helping take much of the load off of plants and trees. What's even more interesting is that the higher that levels in the atmosphere rise, the more they begin to absorb.

Its like Earths own defense mechanism against rising carbon concentrations.

Greater ecosystem carbon in the Mojave Desert after ten years exposure to elevated CO2
Carbon dioxide is the main greenhouse gas inducing climate change. Increased global CO2 emissions, estimated at 8.4 Pg C yr−1 at present, have accelerated from 1% yr−1 during 1990–1999 to 2.5% yr−1 during 2000–2009 (ref. 1). The carbon balance of terrestrial ecosystems is the greatest unknown in the global C budget because the actual magnitude, location and causes of terrestrial sinks are uncertain2; estimates of terrestrial C uptake, therefore, are often based on the residuals between direct measurements of the atmospheric sink and well-constrained models of ocean uptake of CO2 (ref. 3). Here we report significant terrestrial C accumulation caused by CO2 enhancement to net ecosystem productivity in an intact, undisturbed arid ecosystem4, 5, 6, 7, 8 following ten years of exposure to elevated atmospheric CO2. Results provide direct evidence that CO2 fertilization substantially increases ecosystem C storage and that arid ecosystems are significant, previously unrecognized, sinks for atmospheric CO2 that must be accounted for in efforts to constrain terrestrial and global C cycles.

The published paper may be found here…

Unfortunately one requires a subscription to see the entire piece.

The gist of this one?

It was previously unknown that deserts were major CO2 sinks. They soak it up like, like........ like they were a negative feedback mechanism, working to keep the planet in balance. Just like a great many other mechanisms controlling the climate, which you NEVER hear about from the AGW fear-mongers.... I mean, True Believers.... I mean, leftist Ideologues.... Well, you get the point.


Today was a Day of Rest. Happy Easter!
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: Spring Peepers singing in our pond
  • Drinking: Strong coffee, lately.

I post climate-change articles in order to educate. But, some on this site believe you are little children whom I am deliberately misleading. Tonight, I would like to hear about your level of education. Constructive comments appreciated! 

16 deviants said College
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Thanks for the fave!
Exciting stuff, all the stories on libertarian blogs in the wake of the IIPC report on PV parity - do you think it's genuine or all a load of hype?
Kajm 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
I haven't seen any of it, can you provide a link?
Cynpai 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'23 GlobalWarming & Climate Change Stories All Americans Should Read Before Earth Day'

Really good resource for parents with kids in the public indoctrination system, if you know any.
Kajm 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I passed this on to Tom Nelson, and he and I both tweeted it. He will likely post a link to it on his main page, also.
Cynpai 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woo! :dummy:
Kajm 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I shall take a look, and pass it along!
Thank you very much for the Llama, I greatly appreciate it.
Thank you very much for adding "Pierce Brosnan Vulcanized" to your favortites. I greatly apprciete it.
WindScar8 5 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks for the fav
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