Recent global warming headlines threaten us with widespread crop loss, resulting famines, the extinction of various species and literal floating crap tables in Atlantic City. How long will it take for the National Enquirer to blame screen hunk Brad Pitt's redirection (from Jennifer Aniston to natural temperature-raiser Angelina Jolie) on anything other than greenhouse gas?
The near-hysterical drumbeat of media coverage of the climate change phenomena, is enough to chase even a relatively rational person like me into the FOX News (it's not science, it's all a hoax) camp.
Then what should hit my monitor but a report from the eminent scientific journal Nature on a new climate-modeling study predicting that rising levels of ozone pollution over the coming century will erode the ability of plants to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Now, that's scary. Scarier than a Tom Cruise appearance on Oprah.
The full article can be found here, but a paid subscription is required. However, you can read a report on the Nature article, with excerpts, in Carbon sinks threatened by increasing ozone, published today in Grist.