Hi meekerdb  

The CO2 is mostly dissolved in the oceans. The oceans are the vast reservoir 
for CO2. 

When the oceans warm, the solubility of the CO2 becomes less and so is added to 
the atmosphere as a gas. 
When the oceans cool, the CO2 is more soluble in the colder water, and so is 
reabsorbed into the oceans. 

The rest of this is just my speculation. The periodicity of the natural
cycles of warming and cooling, since they do not fit the Mihalovich cycle
very axccurately, would have to have something to do with some
earthly phenomenon. Since the oceans seem to hold all of the cards,
I suggest that the natural periodicity of the cycles of warming/cooling
are a resonant phenomenon associated in some way  to the 
cyclic warming and cooling of the oceans. My suggestion is that
the opposing factor is simply a total energy resonant phenomenon
just like a swinging pendulum. In this concept everything is 
caused by energy resonances of the earth itself,  perhaps north to
south flows, not the sun and not automobiles. The regular periodicity of 
the cooling/heating cycle. If not north to south, perhaps it is somehow
asslociated to the la nina and el nino deep sea phenomena.

Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net 
Leibniz would say, "If there's no God, we'd have to invent him  
so that everything could function." 
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From: meekerdb  
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Time: 2012-09-16, 01:44:45 
Subject: Re: Before the automobile: Reconstructed global temperature over 
thepast 420,000 years 

On 9/15/2012 9:20 PM, John Clark wrote:  
On Sat, Sep 15 meekerdb  wrote: 

> in the present case there is no mystery about where the CO2 comes from and 
> whether it's a natural cycle - it's us. 

Probably, but I'm not terribly concerned about it, the increase in CO2 over the 
last century is really just a blip; in fact at NO time in the last 600 million 
years has CO2 levels been significantly lower than now  

In fact it has been less than half the current level during the last 600 
thousand years, a time period more relevant to the adaptation of current flora, 
fauna, and agriculture. 

But it is not just the level that is worrisome, it is the rapidity of increase, 
which would appear as instantaneous on the paleoclimate studies. 

and during most of that time it was about 10 times higher than now, sometimes 
closer to 15 or even 20. And yet life thrived.  

But not human life. 

And I think people sometimes forget that CO2 is not the most important 
greenhouse gas, water vapor is. 

But water vapor equilibrates with ocean temperature very quickly, whereas CO2 
takes hundreds of years to come into equilibrium.  Water vapor is the most 
important green house gas, but it acts as a positive feedback, amplifying other 
warming (or cooling) effects. 


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