The distribution of CO2 between
atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere;
minimal influence from anthropogenic CO2
on the global "Greenhouse Effect".
Tom V. Segalstad
University of Oslo
Sars' Gate 1, N-0562 Oslo
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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