Another data point for my devolution hypothesis. Warmunist Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have degenerated so much that only now do they find out what gardeners and biologists knew and exploited for decades. That plants grow real fast when given huge amounts of CO2.
Or in other words, plants in the wild really behave like plants in greenhouses even though the Warmunist Climate Modelers have always assumed in their modeling that they’re totally different and DON’T increase the uptake of their preferred fuel only because there’s more of it.
For those who never explored this area
- Greenhouses burn Natgas (Methane, CH4, giving CO2 and H2O as combustion products) to enrich greenhouse atmosphere to 1000 or more ppm CO2 which is 2.5 times the ambient level
- This makes everything grow faster
- Like when you TALK to your potty plants. Hint. They don’t listen. Heavy breathing does the same trick. You exhale CO2.
- The entire thing is called Liebig’s Law which states that the growth of plants is limited by THAT essential resource which is in shortest supply. (Light, water, CO2, nutrients)
- More CO2, more plant growth
- C3 plants photosynthesize down to 200 ppm, then they stop. C3 are trees for instance.
- C4 plants photosynthesize down to 0 ppm. These are the grasses (including Bamboo, corn).
- C3 and C4 are different variations of Chlorophyl.
- C4 plants are historically younger according to science.
- C4 plants are less efficient overall – they just have an edge when CO2 drops below 200 ppm. Otherwise all our plants would now be C4.
- An evolutionary explanation would then be: Sometime during Earth history CO2 got too scarce and C3 plants started dying off, leading to desertification and creating an opportunity for mutant plants able to thrive at lower CO2 levels.
- Both C3 and C4 can take a lot more CO2 than there is around now. And thrive.
Well this has been obvious for years now and finally the warmunists have to admit that AGAIN, their stupid computer models are complete fantasy.
And yes, this AGAIN wrecks all horror scenarios they have predicted.
Climate Modeling is really more of a fraud than it is a science. There is *NO* predictive skills in their crap models. This is only one of many reasons. Basically it is all about securing funding for decades and successfully withdrawing from the harsh reality of having to WORK.