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400 PPM: Carbon Dioxide Levels Cross Threshold

Postby Indrajala » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:23 pm

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Re: 400 PPM: Carbon Dioxide Levels Cross Threshold

Postby kirtu » Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:23 pm

There are reports in the last week in the media that forest is beginning to grow in some tundra regions. Although this will absorb some CO2 the net effect will be to contribute to warming. Additionally it may accelerate subsurface methane release.

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Re: 400 PPM: Carbon Dioxide Levels Cross Threshold

Postby Indrajala » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:51 am

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Re: 400 PPM: Carbon Dioxide Levels Cross Threshold

Postby Nemo » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:53 am

Ironically if we had kept researching nuclear we would be fine now.

In the 1950's we had nuclear powered jets(Corvair Crusader) and the gains in nuclear technology for the next 20 years were staggering. Then we chickened out, thanks peaceniks. Research since then has been a joke by comparison. But even so we have two types of reactors that have very little radiation danger. Thorium reactors with isotopes with very short half lives and the experimental fusion fuels that produce no radioactive isotopes researched by DARPA.
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Re: 400 PPM: Carbon Dioxide Levels Cross Threshold

Postby Nemo » Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:41 am

Not if the nuclear energy is made from fusion and none of the break down products are radioactive. DARPA designed it for nuclear aircraft carriers and subs.I think we may have been there by now if we had not abandoned this technology 40 years ago. Also if a nuke jet was flying over me I would not even put my finger on the trigger.

Instead we die slow from global warming caused by fossil fuels.

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Re: 400 PPM: Carbon Dioxide Levels Cross Threshold

Postby treehuggingoctopus » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:29 am

There's still a few years to act. We might, just might, make it through. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed.
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Re: 400 PPM: Carbon Dioxide Levels Cross Threshold

Postby dharmagoat » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:20 am

Only 400 PPM? Doesn't that mean we still have 999600 PPM to go? :popcorn:

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Re: 400 PPM: Carbon Dioxide Levels Cross Threshold

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. . . there they saw a rock! But it wasn't a rock . . .

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Re: 400 PPM: Carbon Dioxide Levels Cross Threshold

Postby Indrajala » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:58 am

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. . . there they saw a rock! But it wasn't a rock . . .

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Re: 400 PPM: Carbon Dioxide Levels Cross Threshold

Postby Indrajala » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:33 pm

Some scientists discovered plankton in the Arctic where there shouldn't be:




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oce7fBg1Is
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