Crops Contribute to Increase In SEASONAL CO2 Cycle
There have been a number of headlines in the last few days noting that a UW-Madison study shows that a 240% incresae in grain productivity has led to a 50% greater increase in seasonal CO2 release.
The word seasonsl is downplayed. The initial impression is more corn means more CO2.
The truth is that crops are like a big sponge. They absorb more CO2 in the spring and summer and release more CO2 in the fall. It doesn not mean there is more CO2 being denerated.
Here's a more objective perspective.