cut the crap, not the CO2 …

Atmospheric increases of both Carbon Dioxide and Nitrogen,  promises huge increases in biomass and photosynthesis.

Environmentalists of the left want this to stop! Doesn’t fit the agenda. Cut the CO2, starve the crops, stop GM research! Even peanuts are in danger of the Green Blob!

Agriculture (Species: Peanut) — Summary (2 September 2015)
Nearly all agricultural crops respond to increases in the air’s CO2 content by displaying enhanced rates of photosynthesis and biomass production. In this brief summary, we review the results of some of the studies that have evaluated these effects and the effects of climate-model predicted changes in air temperature, precipitation, and ozone pollution on peanut plants…

Peanuts want more CO2, now! Higher yields, with less irrigation, that’s got to be good news:

[…] which in turn suggests that for more realistic values of CO2-induced global warming, i.e., temperature increases on the order of 0.4°C for a doubling of the air’s CO2 content (Idso, 1998), there would likely be a significant increase in real-world peanut production.

More fertilizer, less moisture needed.

Nitrogen Deposition Enhances Impact of Atmospheric CO2 Increase (1 September 2015)
The two global environmental changes that are the result of the Industrial Revolution have been combining their individual influences to enhance the growth and development of the planet’s plant life for quite some time now…

Above ground net primary production (ANPP), measured in g/m2), shown in relation to site-level atmospheric N deposition. Adapted from Figure 3 of Stevens et al. (2015).

Australia’s biggest crop, with a near record growth in yield every year:

Plant Growth Database (27 August 2015)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Wheat

More CO2 please!

The current state of weather forecasting, nothing but crap.

Even more crap that needs cutting: Australian Bureau of Meteorology predicted a warm winter in 2015- monster fail in South East Australia

UPDATE: A Prime Review – Josh 343

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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8 Responses to cut the crap, not the CO2 …

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  2. Saurab says:

    That’s not true.
    The increase in CO2 is actually beneficial only unto an extent, and we are on the brink of exceeding that level.
    That’s why carbon emission is a problem.
    And increase in CO2, however little, triggers release of CO2 from the oceans (which store the gas like it’s stored in coke bottles). That further increases CO2 concentration in air, which results in further release from the oceans.
    It’s a vicious cycle.

    The thing about the environment is, no particular thing has an isolated effect. That’s why scientists are wary of increasing CO2 levels.

    • Tom Harley says:

      Complete rubbish. You need to read all the 250 other stories on here about the benefits of CO2.
      The present atmospheric CO2 content is historically at the low end.

      • Saurab says:

        I agree that CO2 is beneficial. I’m not arguing against that.

        I’m just saying that increase only leads to more increase, and too much of anything is never good.

        Tha part about the cycle is true, btw.

      • Tom Harley says:

        More CO2 is so much more beneficial, with 4 times as much as we have now regarded as optimum. The more CO2 available for plants, allows less water use, making the deserts more habitable, as they once were, especially across the Middle East and north Africa.

      • Saurab says:

        Remember, deforestation is rampant today. More CO2 is fine, but what if there aren’t enough trees and plants to use that CO2? Will it still be beneficial?

      • Tom Harley says:

        Much of the deforestation is replaced with…forests, and orchards, not that I agree they are helpful, such as Palm Oil. The buffering of CO2 in the oceans to produce limestone CaCO3 means there will never be too much. There’s not enough ‘fossil fuels’ to make acidification happen.

    • Tom Harley says:

      Ocean Acidification: Trying to Get the Science Right

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