back to article Atmospheric DOUBLE-WHAMMY: fertilizers deplete ozone, add to warming

A new study poses a problem for biofuel proponents and agriculture alike: excessive and careless use of fertilizers has been fingered as the driver of growing atmospheric nitrous oxide concentrations. The study, published in Nature (abstract here), drew on the 40 years of atmospheric samples collected by CSIRO (the Commonwealth …

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Oh look, yet another scare story from the CSIRO... *yawn*

I guess they felt in this weeks staff meeting that people weren't sufficiently scared about future droughts and heat waves since we've had one of the coldest and wettest summers on record and this may have had too many people laughing at them.

This goes doubly so over their 2008 predictions of the drought then being the new normal, since then we've had 3 or 4 years of flooding in different parts of Australia.

CSIRO: 0

Mother Nature: <too many to count>

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" growing atmospheric nitrous oxide concentrations." At least we'll all go laughing when we go!

It's my anaeshetist's gown.

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Would this be the "warming" that stopped happening 10 years ago perhaps?

When Liebor gets punted into the political wilderness next year, the first thing the LNP should do is dismantle the CSIRO, they are clearly now little more than a political propraganda machine these days.

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But why stop there?

Once they're done scrapping the CSIRO, move on the the Australian BoM. That could be a warm up for going to war with the following list of science organisations which warn us about AGCC:

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Astronomical Society

American Chemical Society

American Geophysical Union

American Institute of Physics

American Meteorological Society

American Physical Society

Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society

British Antarctic Survey

Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences

Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society

Environmental Protection Agency

European Federation of Geologists

European Geosciences Union

European Physical Society

Federation of American Scientists

Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies

Geological Society of America

Geological Society of Australia

International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA)

International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics

National Center for Atmospheric Research

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Royal Meteorological Society

Royal Society of the UK

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