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El Nino impacts

Interesting how so many things link together to imapct our world all over.

Just as warmng in the Arctic leads to melting permafrost which releases methane and CO2 El Nino is predicted to lead to more fires in the Amazon which will release more CO2.

Each change leads to other changes and what many are watching are not 'good' changes in the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.

 

http://www.climatecentral.org/news/el-nino-amazon-fires-19818?utm_content=buffer043aa&utm_medium=soc...

 

El Niño, marked by a warm patch of water in the eastern tropical Pacific, influences a number of weather patterns around the world. That includes parts of the Amazon basin. El Niño decreases the likelihood of winter precipitation, which just so happens to be the region’s rainy season.


Coming into the dry season with a rainfall deficit makes the forest primed for fires. That increases the odds that small blazes people use for clearing land for farming can turn into much larger conflagrations that can release some of the Amazon’s massive store of carbon.

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Re: El Nino impacts

The only answer is to exterminate all humans. Then the earth will be fine.

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By the way Canuck, you never answered my question on these things yesterday http://twistedsifter.com/2011/06/most-incredible-photographs-of-volcanic-eruptions/

 

What exactly are these things pukeing out? 

Veteran Advisor

Re: El Nino impacts

Warmer weather makes for accelerated plant growth. Accelerated plant growth makes for more carbon capture in organic material. CO2 rates are reduced, your worries are over. 

 

Go outside and split some more wood and quit worrying.  

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Our planet self-regulates the oxygen/CO2 in the atmosphere......we can't change that, if we try, nature will counter our efforts.  So it could be said all you stupid alarmists are causing all kinds of natural disasters by limiting human's CO2 output.  Edit:  It could also be said, the more we flourish, the more the planet flourishs.

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Re: El Nino impacts

No need to worry. Obama has a phone and a pen and will ban any and all volcanic eruptions. Smiley Happy

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@Canuck_2 wrote:

Interesting how so many things link together to imapct our world all over.

Just as warmng in the Arctic leads to melting permafrost which releases methane and CO2 El Nino is predicted to lead to more fires in the Amazon which will release more CO2.

Each change leads to other changes and what many are watching are not 'good' changes in the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.

 

http://www.climatecentral.org/news/el-nino-amazon-fires-19818?utm_content=buffer043aa&utm_medium=soc...

 

El Niño, marked by a warm patch of water in the eastern tropical Pacific, influences a number of weather patterns around the world. That includes parts of the Amazon basin. El Niño decreases the likelihood of winter precipitation, which just so happens to be the region’s rainy season.


Coming into the dry season with a rainfall deficit makes the forest primed for fires. That increases the odds that small blazes people use for clearing land for farming can turn into much larger conflagrations that can release some of the Amazon’s massive store of carbon.


The current el nino is what the scientist tell us will end the California drought. They say it is much needed and over due.

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@Polaris Racer wrote:

No need to worry. Obama has a phone and a pen and will ban any and all volcanic eruptions. Smiley Happy


The funny thing is that global warming thumpers don't realize is that entire coal, oil and algae fields are being carried down to the Earth's mantle with the descending tectonic plates. It is there where it is super heated, vaporized, and the resulting carbon dioxide bubble is what pushes the hot magma up and out of volcanic openings. Smiley Frustrated