[LINK] Last Call - Was - In Retirement on this thread

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Mon Jul 2 15:41:18 AEST 2012

On Mon, 2012-07-02 at 14:27 +1000, Gordon Keith wrote:
> The movement of carbon within the biosphere has no net impact. It is
> only the introduction of additional carbon to the biosphere that has
> any consequence.

Um, mayhap I misunderstand something but:

- disruptions to the mechanisms which move carbon around are also
important, are they not? In particular, disruptions which cause more
carbon dioxide to be released into the atmosphere or disruptions to
mechanisms that sequester carbon.

- it's not "additional carbon"? It's existing carbon, just in the wrong

- it's not carbon in the biosphere that is the problem, it's carbon in
the atmosphere in the form of CO2 (though since carbon in the biosphere
generally has a path through the atmosphere, I concede it's a fine

Regards, K.
Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)

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