Nitrogen availability is a central controller of terrestrial plant growth and, thereby, of the carbon cycle and global climate change. It has been widely assumed that the atmosphere is the main source of terrestrial nitrogen input. Surprisingly, Houlton et al. now show that bedrock is just as large a nitrogen source across major sectors of the global terrestrial environment. They used three diverse and largely independent assessments of the nitrogen mobility and reactivity of rocks in the surface environment. These approaches yielded convergent estimates pointing to the equal importance of the atmosphere and bedrock as nitrogen sources. Science , this issue p.  Nitrogen availability is a pivotal control on terrestrial carbon sequestration and global climate change. Historical and contemporary views assume that nitrogen enters Earth’s land-surface ecosystems from the atmosphere. Here we demonstrate that bedrock is a nitrogen source that rivals atmospheric nitrogen inputs across major sectors of the global terrestrial environment. Evidence drawn from the planet’s nitrogen balance, geochemical proxies, and our spatial weathering model reveal that ~19 to 31 teragrams of nitrogen are mobilized from near-surface rocks annually. About 11 to 18 teragrams of this nitrogen are chemically weathered in situ, thereby increasing the unmanaged (preindustrial) terrestrial nitrogen balance from 8 to 26%. These findings provide a global perspective to reconcile Earth’s nitrogen budget, with implications for nutrient-driven controls over the terrestrial carbon sink. : /lookup/doi/10.1126/science.aan4399
Only a few links here JD but very significant. Thought you may like this one!
This research will never be spoken of or published in the mainstream or available in the news because it debunks the doctrine that we are doomed!
I used the word doctrine deliberately because AGW has become a religion with its converts having a quasi-religious experience every time it is mentioned.
Here is an idea for solving the problem of AGW.
Magnus Söderland Behavioural Scientist and Marketing Strategist from Stockholm University believes to save the planet we must put aside our taboos regarding cannibalism and open our minds to eating human flesh (in this case corpses) .
As a behavioral scientist, he feels we can be “tricked ” into accepting the unacceptable.
Remember Richard Thaler ‘s “Nudge “
Indeed, after Söderlund's presentation, 8% of the audience raised their hands when asked if they would be willing to try human flesh. The scientist himself is also open to "at least tasting it."And if you're still not squeamish enough about this whole enterprise, there is a term to take out of this ...
Another disturbing example of the insanity of the scientific community pushing us towards a dystopian future.
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