This one is well implanted so it’s easy enough to reactivate.
April 2022 saw levels of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere tip over 420 parts per million (ppm) — that’s the highest level ever recorded in human history.
Oh, really? In human history? That’s HYPERBOLE. Exaggeration used to evoke and/or emphasis strong feeling and create lasting impressions. Or “exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally”
Read almost to the very last paragraph- something the vast majority of people don’t bother to do..
There is some seasonal fluctuation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere with the highest monthly mean value occurring in May, just before plants in the northern hemisphere start to suck up large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere during the spring growing season. This means May’s monthly average is set to be even higher than April’s.
(NOAA), with their data showing levels reached 421.33 ppm on May 4, 2022.
If you’ve paid attention to this repetitive meme you will notice it is rehashed yearly, every spring when carbon dioxide is at it’s highest leve in the atmosphere before plants (green plants- trees, grass, etc) begin intaking or sucking up vast quantities of carbon for healthy growth.
Let’s go back to my big tech censored blog
via the webarchive
This shift between the fall and winter months to the spring and summer results in the sawtooth pattern known as the Keeling Curve measurement of atmospheric CO2 such that every year there is a decline in CO2 during months of terrestrial plant photosynthesis and an increase in CO2 in months without large amounts of photosynthesis and with significant decomposition.
In general, researchers found strong seasonal CO2 fluctuations throughout the Northern Hemisphere and weaker fluctuations near the equator and in the Southern Hemisphere
The station at Barrow, Alaska (71° N latitude), for example, experiences enormous swings in seasonal CO2. In fact, at this site, the daily 400 part-per-million (ppm) benchmark was passed for brief periods starting in 2006
At the opposite end of the spectrum, at the South Pole (90°S latitude) and other sites in the Southern Hemisphere, there is hardly any seasonal variability.
These latitudinal differences in fluctuation are the result of photosynthetic activity by plants. As plants begin to photosynthesize in the spring and summer, they consume CO2 from the atmosphere and eventually use it as a carbon source for growth and reproduction. This causes the decrease in CO2 levels that begins every year in May.
Because photosynthetic activity is the cause of seasonal CO2 swings, regions with more plants will experience larger fluctuations.
Tim Lueker, research scientist in the Scripps CO2 Research Group, only needs one sentence to explain why atmospheric CO2 peaks in May.
“Springtime comes in May in Siberia,” he says.
And what month is it? Oh yes, it’s May!
First, the significance of spring is related to the shift of terrestrial plants from barren winter branches to bountiful spring leaves.
After the leaves on the trees drop in the fall, the leaf litter and other dead plant material break down throughout the winter thanks to the hard work of microbes. During this decomposition, microbes respire and produce CO2, contributing to atmospheric CO2 levels in the process. Thus over the course of the winter, there is a steady increase in CO2 in the atmosphere.
In the spring, leaves return to the trees and photosynthesis increases dramatically, drawing down the CO2 in the atmosphere. This shift between the fall and winter months to the spring and summer results in the sawtooth pattern of the Keeling Curve”
As my report from 5 years ago ended this one will today because it’s the same repetitive nonsense- over and over– Which means I can reuse/recycle the same REAL WORLD SCIENCE.
“Isn’t nature amazing! She, like a good mother, is taking care of exactly that which needs to be taken care of ! She’s smarter then any of climate scientist drivel I’ve had the displeasure of reading! Our planet, on it’s own, takes care of itself. Without our awareness. And sadly without most people even realizing! The fact that the trees, shrubs etc are still without their leaves (never mind drawing CO2 for fruit/seed production etc) implies that they have not yet drawn all the carbon out of the atmosphere that was produced, as food for them, by the previous seasons decomposition- If there was no or low carbon in the atmosphere for all the vegetation there would be little or no vegetation. There would be no new life
Thanks to the high carbon levels in the spring, the new living plant growth is robust and has lovely vibrant colour. The lawn is very nice, green and lush. The CO2 enables all that fresh new growth for the coming season. Undoubtedly once all the leaves/plants begin their photosynthesis the carbon in the atmosphere will drop- Dramatically. The frenzied headlines are lies of omission to create fear. The carbon fluctuation cycle as demonstrated by the Keeling Curve is normal. I really do wish people would inform themselves in order to understand the natural cycles of our home planet!“