… y pone seriamente en duda el origen antropogénico del mismo:
The conventional representation of the impact on the atmosphere of the use of fossil fuels is to state that the annual increases in concentration of CO2 come from fossil fuels and the balance of some 50% of fossil fuel CO2 is absorbed in the oceans or on land by physical and chemical processes. An examination of the data from:
i) measurements of the fractionation of CO2 by way of Carbon-12 and Carbon-13 isotopes,
ii) the seasonal variations of the concentration of CO2 in the Northern Hemisphere and
iii) the time delay between Northern and Southern Hemisphere variations in CO2,
raises questions about the conventional explanation of the source of increased atmospheric CO2. The results suggest that El Nino and the Southern Oscillation events produce major changes in the carbon isotope ratio in the atmosphere. This does not favour the continuous increase of CO2 from the use of fossil fuels as the source of isotope ratio changes. The constancy of seasonal variations in CO2 and the lack of time delays between the hemispheres suggest that fossil fuel derived CO2 is almost totally absorbed locally in the year it is emitted. This implies that natural variability of the climate is the prime cause of increasing CO2, not the emissions of CO2 from the use of fossil fuels.
Author: Quirk, Tom
Source: Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Numbers 1-2, January 2009 , pp. 105-121(17)
Publisher: Multi-Science Publishing Co Ltd
(Pueden bajar el paper completo – de pago- aqui)
Me entero vía Watts up with that, donde podrán seguir una interesantísima discusión sobre el tema que acaba de empezar. Seguro que de esta aprendemos todos un poco más sobre el asunto.