Climate change questions

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  1. jj4091

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    I have been thinking about climate change, probably like most people, of late & have some questions that I cannot find an answer to.
    How long do pollutants ( CO2 etc. ) stay in the atmosphere?
    Are these pollutants dissolved to any extent as they pass through clouds on the way to the atmosphere?
    If heating our homes is our biggest problem, therefore highest in winter, how will trees capture CO2 in winter when they have no leaves ( or the majority of them at least )?
    I'm sure some of the more informed members here will be able to help so thanks in advance.
     
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    They are already in a gaseous state. Whether in soluble state or not, they are still present and so is their harm.
     
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    re trees the vast majority of the worlds trees are not deciduous and the plankton`s in the oceans capture more co2 than all the tree combined
     
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    Thanks I was wondering if they remained suspended in the cloud or returned to earth liquidised in rain.
     
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    Thanks. My thoughts were around UK tree planting & whether it would have any affect or not.
     
  7. My mate has a brilliant idea that will solve the worlds CO2 problem.

    He's going to capture & store it in Whisky.

    Fizzy Whisky, it's the future . . . .
     
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  9. Now that I have the time I'm getting increasingly interested in Mycology & particularly in the work of Paul Stamets. If you need candidates to debunk most of popular science's approach to climate change then this chap is in the top 10.

    He estimates that as much as 30% of the worlds carbon is captured & stored in mycelium, far exceeding the tree's which feed off of it.
     
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    the uk and ireland would fit into the amazon jungle 17 times if that puts it into prespective
     
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    It depends on which chemical it is. CO2 lasts something like 300 years on the atmosphere before it breaks down. Methane less (but it's far more powerful as a greenhouse gas).

    Most excess CO2 is absorbed by the ocean. It doesn't contribute to global warming there but it is increasing the acidity of the ocean, which isn't good.
     
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    16.5 times now......

    sorry 16 times now.......
    that's taking into consideration coastal erosion caused by climate change. :whistle:
     
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    What about the fact that some idiot politician said it's OK to chop/ burn it down?
     
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    Basically trees don't capture carbon during the winter months whilst they are dormant, in fact the opposite is true, as all the fallen leaves rot away they release a lot of CO2 back into the atmosphere. The thing is they capture a lot more CO2 during the summer than they release during the winter, so on balance during the year they soak up alot more than they release. Of course we overwhelm this natural balance by relesing co2 from fossil fuels.

    CO2 levels do vary throughout the year take a look at the Keeling curve, it is our release of fossil CO2 during the winter months that is causing the overall gradual rise.
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    https://keelingcurve.ucsd.edu/
     
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    Ask this to the climate change protesters:

    Do you wish for the climate to remain stable so it won't change anymore?
     
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    I dont think an unstable climate is what they are worried about.

    it is the manmade continuous movement in one direction.
     
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