13 Aug '11, 11am

Blaming nature for the CO2 rise doesn’t add up

Blaming nature for the CO2 rise doesn't add up Posted on 14 August 2011 by MarkR Recently there’s been a resurgence in claims that CO2 rise is caused by 'natural' temperature rise rather than humans. Various arguments are used to make this sound sensible (see Paolo Soares , Murry Salby and Joe Bastardi ), but they’re wrong. I’m going to pick on just one of the claims Joe Bastardi made in a comment at Tamino’s blog and this is written as an explanation to Joe of why I’m convinced he’s wrong. I hope readers will be able to point out if I’ve made a mistake and work out which argument you think makes the most sense. Bastardi claims that: “The answer is obvious. it is the earths temperature which is driving the co2 release into the atmosphere.” I’m going to start with chemistry; most carbon in the atmosphere is in CO2 and it can move between the atmosphere and land/oceans throu...

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