According to Wolfgang Knorr, of the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol, the fraction of atmospheric carbon dioxide has not increased in the last 160 years. His findings, published in the Geophysical Research Letters, appear to contradict the climate consensus on CO2 emission levels, often viewed as the main culprit for anthropogenic global warming. Knorr posits that only about 45% of emitted carbon dioxide remains in the atmosphere, while oceans and terrestrial ecosystems absorb the majority of emissions.
While more research is needed, this latest study reveals why Independents remain split over the scientific validity of anthropogenic global warming. For some in the scientific community, and many political independents on Main St, the theory requires further investigation, analysis, and testing as contradictory data continues to challenge the consensus position.