1. Introduction

The distribution of CO2 between

atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere;

minimal influence from anthropogenic CO2

on the global "Greenhouse Effect".

Tom V. Segalstad

Mineralogical-Geological Museum

University of Oslo

Sars' Gate 1, N-0562 Oslo


1. Introduction

It has recently been created a belief among people that an apparent increase in atmospheric CO2concentration is caused by anthropogenic burning of fossil carbon in petroleum, coal, and natural gas. The extra atmospheric CO2 has been claimed to cause global climatic change with a significant atmospheric temperature rise, of 1.5 to 4.5 degrees C in the next decennium (Houghton et al., 1990). This postulate is here discussed and rejected on energetic and geochemical grounds.

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