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... it makes no sense to say the "airborne fraction of anthropogenic carbon cannot be detected".

They wrote there was no trend in the airborne fraction; it is the same as it was half a century ago. The biosphere, the oceans, etc. are still absorbing as they always have and are not saturated.
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So, is the Keeling curve wrong then? That shows a definite upward trend in the airborne fraction (actually a molar ratio) of CO2.

http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/mlo.html

- Pete
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