[Coral-List] A little more La Ninia

Eugene Shinn eshinn at marine.usf.edu
Fri Dec 3 14:32:31 EST 2010

My apology note to David regarding the origin of the positive CO2 
spikes on the Keeling curve prompted an offline counter argument. The 
writer says the CO2 spikes in winter are more likely the result of 
reduced phytoplankton growth during winter months so less CO2 is 
consumed by marine plankton. He argues that "frozen leaves and 
dormant trees in the northern hemisphere forests are not likely to 
give off much CO2. Gee, how is a person to know which expert to 
believe? Gene

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