Wednesday, August 31, 2005

The Science of Global Warming - You can't teach an old tree to absorb more co2

Science published a study by Korner showing that growth in mature deciduous trees does not improve their ability to absorb CO2.   So tree growth caused by elevated CO2 levels will not increase the ability of forests to serve as carbon sinks.  Link: Carbon Flux and Growth in Mature Deciduous Forest Trees Exposed to Elevated CO2.

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