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CO2 and N2O higher than ever but CH4 appeared steady in 2006

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  • Pat Neuman
    Posted last night at google group sci.environment CO2 and N2O higher than ever but CH4 appeared steady in 2006
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 27, 2007
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      Posted last night at google group sci.environment

      CO2 and N2O higher than ever but CH4 appeared steady in 2006

      http://groups.google.com/group/sci.environment/browse_frm/thread/46b3d2475bc9b223#
      Methane reacts with dissolved oxygen to form CO2. Increasing methane-
      D.O reactions may be adding to the increases in atmospheric and
      oceanic carbon being measured.

      The apparent steady concentration of methane in atmospheric
      mesurements may be due to an increasing reaction rate for methane
      becoming CO2 with global warming.

      References:

      NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory Global Monitoring Division:

      http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/

      U.N.: Greenhouse Gases Hit High in 2006

      "The global average concentrations of carbon dioxide, or CO2, and
      nitrous oxide, or N2O, in the atmosphere were higher than ever in
      measurements coordinated by the World Meteorological Organization,
      said Geir Braathen, a climate specialist at the Geneva-based agency.

      Methane, the third of the three important greenhouse gases, remained
      stable between 2005 and 2006, he said."

      http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2007/11/23/1117051-un-greenhouse-gases-hit-high-in-2006




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