quote: This is opposite of what the climate models based on the 'CO2 causes warming' hypothesis predicted. Those models predicted such a rise in CO2, up 26%, would lead to significant warming. That prediction failed. Is it time to question the theory and if not why not?
quote: or... Plants consume co2 and create oxygen. More co2, = more efficient plants, = more oxygen to balance the co2.
quote: any more than humans "love" a water-rich environment
quote: It has been shown that while trees may grow faster at higher CO2-levels, the wood they produce also becomes less dense
quote: So you can't make a blanket statement that more CO2 = better for plantlife, because nature isn't that simple.
quote: So ... can I throw a few more shrimp on the barbie for ya?
quote: That would work normally... Except we are destroying the plants that create the oxygen. The Amazon forest, also known as the "Lungs of the Earth" probably won't be around forever at the rate it's being wiped out. - tinyurl.com/7ja6gbb
quote: The Earth will always be able to fix itself until the days when the Sun starts to die.
quote: The other 99% of life will certainly celebrate and thrive in our absence.
quote: Nobody is claiming that more atmospheric CO2 should immediately trigger a jump in global temperatures
quote: When science is working as it should, awkward and unexpected results are often the most useful as it is such results that help to expose problems with theories and allow us to question and eventually reject false or incomplete hypothesis.
quote: I think we're missing the point here: temperatures were rising even before the industrial revolution, so even if we stopped producing any CO2 at all, they'd still be rising.Second, what happens when the Earth gets warmer? It could very well turn into an equatorial environment all the way to the poles (with more water evaporating because of higher temperatures).