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Friday, April 14, 2006

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The US Is a Net CO2 Sink

(Part of the How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic guide)

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  • At April 15, 2006 1:20 AM, Blogger Wag the Dog said…

    The Energy Information Administration of the DOE released a 2003 update to the 1996 report but it is not yet in HTML form. You can download the entire 110 page PDF document via FTP. The Chapter 6 on land-use sequestration begins on page 75:

    Land use, land-use change, and forestry practices offset approximately 16.9 percent of total U.S. anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions in 1990 and 11.9 percent in 2003.

    The amount of carbon sequestered actually declined from 1042 million metric tons in 1990 to 828 million metric tons in 2003, a decline of approximately 21 percent.

  • At February 20, 2007 7:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    According to the US Department of Energy the land use changes taking place in that country between 1952 and 1992 have resulted in a net absorbtion of natural CO2....


    "Natural CO2" Only a neo-com is capable of distinguishing between "Natural Carbon Dioxide" and "Artificial Carbon Dioxide"

    GOD BLESS THE USA! SAVIOR OF THE UNIVERSE! Defeater of Communism and Fascism! The United States is the best thing since Christianity, sliced bread, and the Roman Empire. HIP HIP HORRAY! HIP HIP HORRAY!



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