However, the satellite showed pretty much the exact opposite: the Amazon and other verdant areas, it turns out, send out massive amounts of atmospheric CO2, much more than do the developed world.
|NASA/JPL image from CO2 Satellite|
A post on Watts Up With That asks the question: what's next? and posits that there are three options:
1) The satellite will continue to operate well, with clean, reliable data being transmitted to the world.
2) NASA will try to fudge the data by averaging and massaging it to oblivion.
3) The satellite will suffer a catastrophic failure and be decommissioned.
As the author, Ronald D Voisin, says, if the data is taken seriously then certain facts have to be faced. such as:
Insect and microbial emissions, each at 10X all anthropogenic emission, dominate in these lush forested areas while the historically mildly warming oceans are also net CO2 contributors. And, anthropogenic emission is essentially irrelevant to atmospheric CO2 concentration at an approximately 2% contribution to the natural flux.