Just found this article from NASA. (H/t to Speaker to Lab Animals.) This could be the last nail in the coffin of carbon dioxide being a pollutant and a contributor to non-Global Warming.
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. — While world organizations struggle to find a benchmark and tracking standards for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, NASA has been supporting California’s new carbon emissions inventory report, using its satellite imaging data and computer models of the state’s natural ecosystems.
Researchers report that in 2004, the state’s natural ecosystems absorbed as much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as fossil fuel carbons emitted into the atmosphere. (Emphasis mine: Crucis) They also discovered that during periods of above normal rainfall, ecosystems trapped significant amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in forests and soils.
The whole release is at: