You'd have thought Anthony Watts would have learnt by now that some WUWT contributors are just too wacky even for WUWT. But no. Here we have Part 2 from Ronald D "it's insects" Voisin.
For hilarity's sake (is such pathetic ignorance really funny?) here are some excerpts from his 'essay':
How an engineer thinks the role of CO2 in photosynthesis has just been discovered
Ronald is ignorant of the fact that the role of CO2 in photosynthesis has been known for more than 200 years! He writes (my emphasis):
Here is an important fact: CO2 is a fundamental building block required by all life....All life on Earth is booming just now and it could not do so without elevated atmospheric CO2. Photosynthetic processes require three primary ingredients: sunlight, water and CO2. We have known for a very long time that the abundance of sunlight and water are critical to the growth of vegetation. But now, not so surprisingly, we have discovered that the abundance of CO2 is critical also. Vegetation on Earth is exploding just now due to elevated levels of atmospheric CO2.Here are some pictures of Ronald's exploding vegetation. Click images to enlarge:
|Exploding banana plantations and trees on hills, flattened and stripped bare by Yasi.|
|Exploding vegetation on burning hill.|
|Exploding tree - debarked by a tornado Photo: Runningonbrains|
Ronald might be a very good engineer, I don't know. But he knows little to nothing of physics, chemistry or biology, that's for sure. Ronald isn't familiar with this reaction:
hydrocarbon + oxygen --> CO2 + water
So if, as is so commonly assumed, the current spike in atmospheric CO2 is substantially or entirely anthropogenic, one then needs to ask what has inhibited the natural spiking that would normally accompany this 150 year long warming trend (actually 400 years of warming since the coldest depths of the Little Ice Age) such that our anthropogenic release could act as the sole (or primary) source of the current spike? A partial answer to this important question may be largely or at least substantially explained in my prior posting. i.e. We have inhibited insect and microbial emission and substituted a smaller quantity of our own. Then, is the current spike anthropogenic? Certainly it is not. The current atmospheric CO2 spike would be similar, most likely larger, if we were never here.OMG - It's insects!
Actually, he can't seem to decide if CO2 is increasing, if it's caused by humans burning fossil fuels or if it's caused by insects, and whether or not plants are using up all the extra CO2 and exploding.
Get another hobby, Ronald
What a nong! And to think he claims to have made "a hobby of studying climate change for the last 7 years". Given his inability to grasp basic physics, chemistry and biology, I'd suggest he take up another hobby.
WUWT: A crank blog for the deluded or a deluded blog for the cranks
What with the Anthony Watts relying on the potty peer to sing his praises, his own crazy ramblings on Antarctica and Ronald D Voisin and all the other cranks, WUWT is a nothing more than a crank blog for the weird and wacky; or a weird and wacky blog for the cranks.