Waterways Now Bad For Globull Warming: Guess Who’s To Blame?

What’s your guess?

Rivers may be a significant source of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide, scientists now find.

Their calculation suggests that across the globe the waterways contribute three times the amount of nitrous oxide to the atmosphere as had been estimated by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations scientific body charged with reviewing climate change research.

They found that the amount of nitrous oxide produced in streams is related to human activities that release nitrogen into the environment, such as fertilizer use and sewage discharges.

“Human activities, including fossil fuel combustion and intensive agriculture, have increased the availability of nitrogen in the environment,” said Jake Beaulieu of the University of Notre Dame and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Cincinnati, Ohio, and lead author of the paper published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Well, you know, I can kinda go with some of this. So, what’s your solution, alarmists? Stop growing food? Go back to “all natural,” which produces a fraction of the amount as modern methods? Of curse, there is a bit of a problem with what they are pushing, namely, that nature has always produced copious amounts of nitrous oxide, in the atmosphere, the oceans, and the soil.

There there is that word “suggests,” a word that scientists constantly use in science….wait, they don’t? It’s used more in government and psychology, and other soft disciplines. Actual science is about hard facts. Like surveying a whopping 72 streams in the US, then making a huge pronouncement.

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2 Responses to “Waterways Now Bad For Globull Warming: Guess Who’s To Blame?”

  1. Kevin says:

    What’s weird is that there’s an insignificant amount of N2O in the atmosphere, and yet rivers are producing a significant amount of it. Where do they suggest this significant amount is going?

    Let me check my BS meter. It’s in one of these drawers… yup, the study is BS.

  2. captainfish says:

    Wait, I don’t understand. Is it our fault or not? I am so confused.

    Here I was not breathing or doing anything, and it turns out the rivers are producing enough laughing gas to make us all a little goofy??

    Oh well, at least we wont’ feel anything when we burn up in to cinders due to the 200 degree increase in temps due to breathing. At least it will only take just a few years to get there.

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