Re: Human vs. natural influences on the environment
email@example.com (Scott Nudds) wrote for all to see:
>: it just *might* turn out that climate is just approaching a
>: situation where positive feedback was present - for a while;
> Warmer oceans can hold less CO2.
Warmer oceans release more water, forming cloud cover, blockin some
light, and incidently trapping some IR.
> Melted tundra rots and moves more CO2 into the atmosphere.
Why would it rot? Higher CO2 stimulates plant growth.
> More forest fires, more CO2 released into the atmoshpere.
Warmer oceans mean more water evaporated into the atmosphere,
resulting in more rain.
> Higher temperatures, higher demand for air conditioning, more energy
> used, more fossil fuels consumed.
> It would appear that there are a host of positive feedback mechanisms,
>many of which are certain.
It would appear that there are a host of feedback mecanisms, many of
which you failed to mention. Is that because you did not know about
"If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he
will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties."
---Francis Bacon, The Advancement of Learning, ch. 5 (1605).