https://www.theburningplatform.com/2019/09/04/203590/ "Global Warming is Undermined by New Discoveries" 'This new discovery may dramatically change those dire global warming forecasts that are now a religion. The findings were published in the prestigious journal Science, whereby the previous eco-science assumed the only source of nitrogen was the atmosphere. Scientists recently discovered that the planet holds vast storehouses of nitrogen, which is essential for plant life, in its bedrock. This new discovery alters the entire theory behind Global Warming caused by humans. The University of California at Davis environmental scientist and co-author of the study, Ben Houlton, said, “This runs counter the centuries-long paradigm that has laid the foundation for the environmental sciences.” ... Climate scientists have long known that plants offset some of the effects of climate change by absorbing and storing CO2. But climate scientists assumed that the ability for plants to perform this function was limited because the availability of nitrogen in the atmosphere was limited. ... Ronald Amundson, a soil biogeochemist at the University of California at Berkeley, publicly told Chemical and Engineering News that “If there is more nitrogen there than expected, then the constraints on plant growth in a high-CO2 world may not be as great as we think.” ... That means the dire forecasts ... are completely inaccurate. The planet won’t warm as much with plant life absorbing the CO2 mankind pumps into the atmosphere." https://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6384/58 "Nitrogen (N) availability controls many aspects of ecosystem structure and function on land and in the sea. This includes strong, N-driven effects on Earth’s climate system and the size and sustainability of the terrestrial carbon (C) sink." "Lastly, the availability of N singly and in combination with P(hosphorus) profoundly limits terrestrial C storage, with nontrivial effects on global climate change. Our previous work demonstrated a doubling of ecosystem C storage among temperate conifer forests residing on N-rich bedrock. Our model indicates that rock N inputs could make up >29% of total N inputs to boreal forests, which could help to explain the high C uptake capacity observed for this biome and partially mitigate the mismatch of C and N budgets in Earth system models. Historically, weathering has been viewed as responsive to CO2 enrichment and climate change over deep geological time (millions of years). The direct connections that we draw between tectonic uplift, N inputs, and weathering reactions therefore emphasize a role for rock-derived nutrients in affecting the 21st-century C cycle and climate system."