Re: NANFA-- Southern Ocean soaks up carbon dioxide

mcclurg luke e (
Sun, 30 Jan 2000 16:06:48 -0600 (CST)

On Sun, 30 Jan 2000, Bruce Stallsmith wrote:

> Thanks for bringing this back, Mark; I was too distracted to answer the
> first time. You're right, this story makes little sense chemically. The
> human contribution of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere is tiny in terms of
> the world's overall carbon cycle. This contribution may be enough to
> increase the atmospheric fraction some, up to the current levels of about
> 360 parts per million (ppm).


Your numbers are way off. Human activity, according to latest studies,
shows that we put as much or even more CO2 into the air than would occur
under the normal Carbon Cycle. I will look those figures up and post them
here as soon as I find my notebook. Human activity is very definately
causing problems.


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