Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Thailand Expat David48atTD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Palace Far from Worries
    Posts
    9,290

    Plants release up to 30 per cent more CO2 than previously thought, study says


    Credit

    While much focus is placed on human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, research from teams around
    the world suggests plants could be contributing up to 11 times as much.
    A study involving the Australian National University, Western Sydney University, and centres around the world has found
    plants release more carbon dioxide through their respiration than previously thought.

    And what is more, as global temperatures rise, scientists say the output of carbon dioxide by plants will accelerate.

    During daylight hours, plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen through photosynthesis, however plants also release
    carbon dioxide through respiration.

    ANU researcher Owen Atkin said plant respiration was previously thought to account for five to eight times the carbon compared to human activity.

    More?



    I wonder who funded the 'study'? Big Oil / Coal Industry?

    ... or could be straight up Uni research.

    BTW ... don't tell Donald

    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

    .

  2. #2
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    15,837
    Nonetheless, plants are still a carbon sink and the fewer plants we have, the more carbon in the atmosphere.

  3. #3
    Your local I.Q. Monitor
    Hugh Cow's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Last Online
    Today @ 05:11 PM
    Location
    Qld/Bangkok
    Posts
    2,375
    Interesting Dave. I would like to see more research carried out. In the end I guess we have to concentrate on what we can change which is human output. As I have said in the past it doesn't matter whether one agree with climate change or not. Less human pollution of the planet is a good thing and should be our aim regardless.

  4. #4
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Last Online
    Today @ 07:40 PM
    Location
    Sumatra
    Posts
    3,853
    I agree HC, but we should also consider the most accurate and unbiased information available, which would seem to indicate normal cyclic temperature changes (over millennia) and less significant than thought sea level rises.
    The main problem seems to arise from dependence on climate modeling, which has, unsurpringly proved to be less than accurate.
    The number, complexity and variability of all the factors that can affect climate are too difficult to predict, even with the most detailed models.
    Too many variables and too many unpredictable combined interactions between them.

  5. #5
    lob
    lob is offline
    Thailand Expat
    lob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:49 AM
    Posts
    2,043
    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    Interesting Dave. I would like to see more research carried out. In the end I guess we have to concentrate on what we can change which is human output. As I have said in the past it doesn't matter whether one agree with climate change or not. Less human pollution of the planet is a good thing and should be our aim regardless.
    oh so true.

  6. #6
    Thailand Expat VocalNeal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Last Online
    Today @ 05:12 PM
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    11,345
    So are the plants making CO2? It says they release more than was thought but are they simply releasing more of what they take in? More obfuscation about CO2?

  7. #7
    How Dare You!!
    Looper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Last Online
    Today @ 11:19 PM
    Posts
    12,138
    Surely any carbon a plant emits as CO2 must originally be from carbon it breathed in as CO2 so they are still carbon sinks?

    Different to true CO2 emitters like animals which consume carbon as food and then emit CO2 as breath.

  8. #8
    Thailand Expat
    YourDaddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:27 PM
    Location
    Council flat. Thanks suckers!
    Posts
    3,248
    Who farted?

  9. #9
    Thailand Expat VocalNeal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Last Online
    Today @ 05:12 PM
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    11,345
    ^ That's methane. Come and see me after school.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •