Global Warming Predictions Are Overestimated, Suggests Study On Black Carbon
ScienceDaily (2008-11-25) — A detailed analysis of black carbon — the residue of burned organic matter — in computer climate models suggests that those models may be overestimating global warming predictions. … Climate models try to incorporate these increases of carbon dioxide from soils as the planet warms, but results vary greatly when realistic estimates of black carbon in soils are included in the predictions, the study found. … By entering realistic estimates of stocks of black carbon…the researchers found that carbon dioxide emissions from soils were reduced by about 20 percent over 100 years…The findings are significant because soils are by far the world’s largest source of carbon dioxide, producing 10 times more carbon dioxide each year than all the carbon dioxide emissions from human activities combined. read full article
The error in the figures previously plugged into the computer models for soil-produced†carbon dioxide†alone were 200% greater than all human-produced CO2 combined, yet we are asked to believe that people are responsible for global warming. Sure they are. Since black carbon releases CO2 much more slowly than decaying vegetation, maybe we should just stop putting out wild fires.
I wonder what other climate model numbers are just bad guesses only remotely related to reality.