CLIMATE CHANGE UPDATE….Global warming may be happening faster than we thought:
The Southern Ocean around Antarctica is so loaded with carbon dioxide that it can barely absorb any more, so more of the gas will stay in the atmosphere to warm up the planet, scientists reported Thursday.
….”We thought we would be able to detect these only the second half of this century, say 2050 or so,” [said researcher Corinne Le Quere]. But data from 1981 through 2004 show the sink is already full of carbon dioxide. “So I find this really quite alarming.”
Just another reminder that when global warming research reports show a range of values, the high end of the range is just as likely as the low end. Maybe even more so.