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FUN FACTS about CARBON DIOXIDE

STEELANGEL 凸 Metal Up 凸 2012/02/14 01:46:52

Of the 186 billion tons of carbon from CO2 that enter earth's atmosphere each year from all sources, only 6 billion tons are from human activity. Approximately 90 billion tons come from biologic activity in earth's oceans and another 90 billion tons from such sources as volcanoes and decaying land plants.

activity earths oceans 90 tons sources volcanoes decaying land plants At 380 parts per million CO2 is a minor constituent of earth's atmosphere-- less than 4/100ths of 1% of all gases present.. Compared to former geologic times, earth's current atmosphere is CO2- impoverished.

1 gases compared geologic times earths current atmosphere co2- impoverished CO2 is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. Plants absorb CO2 and emit oxygen as a waste product. Humans and animals breathe oxygen and emit CO2 as a waste product. Carbon dioxide is a nutrient, not a pollutant, and all life-- plants and animals alike-- benefit from more of it. All life on earth is carbon-based and CO2 is an essential ingredient.
When plant-growers want to stimulate plant growth, they introduce more carbon dioxide.

co2 essential ingredient plant-growers stimulate plant growth introduce carbon dioxide CO2 that goes into the atmosphere does not stay there but is continually recycled by terrestrial plant life and earth's oceans-- the great retirement home for most terrestrial carbon dioxide.

terrestrial plant life earths oceans-- retirement home terrestrial carbon dioxide If we are in a global warming crisis today, even the most aggressive and costly proposals for limiting industrial carbon dioxide emissions would have a negligible effect on global climate!

The case for a "greenhouse problem" is made by environmentalists, news anchormen , and special interests who make inaccurate and misleading statements about global warming and climate change. Even though people may be skeptical of such rhetoric initially, after awhile people start believing it must be true because we hear it so often.

change people skeptical rhetoric initially awhile people believing true hear

"We have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we may have. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest."

Stephen Schneider (leading advocate of the global warming theory)
(in interview for Discover magazine, Oct 1989)

"In the United States...we have to first convince the American People and the Congress that the climate problem is real."
former President Bill Clinton in a 1997 address to the United Nations


Nobody is interested in solutions if they don't think there's a problem. Given that starting point, I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous (global warming) is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are...

former Vice President Al Gore
(now, chairman and co-founder of Generation Investment Management-- a London-based business that sells carbon credits)
(in interview with Grist Magazine May 9, 2006, concerning his book, An Inconvenient Truth)


"In the long run, the replacement of the precise and disciplined language of science by the misleading language of litigation and advocacy may be one of the more important sources of damage to society incurred in the current debate over global warming."

Dr. Richard S. Lindzen
(leading climate and atmospheric science expert- MIT) (3)


"Researchers pound the global-warming drum because they know there is politics and, therefore, money behind it. . . I've been critical of global warming and am persona non grata."

Dr. William Gray
(Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado and leading expert of hurricane prediction )
(in an interview for the Denver Rocky Mountain News, November 28, 1999)


"Scientists who want to attract attention to themselves, who want to attract great funding to themselves, have to (find a) way to scare the public . . . and this you can achieve only by making things bigger and more dangerous than they really are."

Petr Chylek
(Professor of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Commenting on reports by other researchers that Greenland's glaciers are melting.
(Halifax Chronicle-Herald, August 22, 2001) (8)


"Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing -- in terms of economic policy and environmental policy."

Tim Wirth , while U.S. Senator, Colorado.
After a short stint as United Nations Under-Secretary for Global Affairs (4)
he now serves as President, U.N. Foundation, created by Ted Turner and his $1 billion "gift"


"No matter if the science is all phony, there are collateral environmental benefits.... Climate change [provides] the greatest chance to bring about justice and equality in the world."

Christine Stewart, former Minister of the Environment of Canada
quote from the Calgary Herald, 1999

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  • Ramon 2012/02/15 11:59:04
    Ramon
    +1
    Great article...thanks.
  • Clyde 2012/02/14 17:13:53
    Clyde
    +2
    Yes, the emperor has no clothes, and more and more people need to start yelling it at the top of their lungs.
    Thanks, nicely spelled out !
  • Jana ♥ ♥ ♥ 2012/02/14 14:48:52
    Jana ♥ ♥ ♥
    +2
    We may simply be going through another natural cycle of warmer and colder times - one that's been observed through a scientific analysis of the Earth to be naturally occurring for hundreds of thousands of years.
    This is a interesting article as well..

    http://www.co2science.org/abo...
  • Icarus Jana ♥ ♥ ♥ 2012/02/14 21:00:48 (edited)
    Icarus
    +1
    If you take the time learn a bit about the climate, you'll see that the page you linked to is full of misleading information. This is a good introduction to climate science:

    http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/...

    NB 'Steelangel' has admitted defeat and blocked me, so if you reply here, I won't be able to respond to you.
  • STEELAN... Icarus 2012/02/15 04:21:54 (edited)
    STEELANGEL 凸 Metal Up 凸
    I'm a private pilot [PPA]. I've known the atmosphere and what NOAA is, lemme-see, for 33 years now =)
  • Icarus STEELAN... 2012/02/15 07:39:05 (edited)
    Icarus
    That's great, so you agree with NOAA when they say that "The overwhelming consensus of scientific studies on climate indicates that most of the observed increase in global average temperatures since the latter part of the 20th century is very likely due to human activities, primarily from increases in greenhouse gas concentrations resulting from the burning of fossil fuels."?

    Blocking me just proves that you know I'm right and that you have no valid comeback.

    Well done.
  • STEELAN... Icarus 2012/02/15 18:07:08
    STEELANGEL 凸 Metal Up 凸
    [/Scientific_opinion_on_climate_change] opinion opinion opinion covers their asses..
    Again, Man-Made Global Warming is a Man-made Scam!
  • Jay Theyme 2012/02/14 11:31:07
    Jay Theyme
    +3
    Absolutely brilliant article and 'Must Read' for everyone to understand the massive scam we all just lived through.
    Do you know what I think has helped this scam along as much as anything else? They count on the fact that most people can't really sort which is 'Carbon Dioxide' and 'Carbon Monoxide'. And I think its why they even truncated it to saying 'Carbon' (not the second part). It 'feels' like they are speaking of something highly poisonous! Don't people kill themselves with it?
    But a great article and there again is this 'bottom line': EVEN IF you destroyed the worlds economy and starved millions of the poorest people using the MOST AGGRESSIVE Marxist solutions proposed?
    Presuming the most radical 'Climate Change' Figures? YOU STILL DO NEXT TO NOTHING TO STOP THE ALLEGED PROBLEM.
  • Icarus Jay Theyme 2012/02/14 12:32:46
    Icarus
    "EVEN IF you destroyed the worlds economy and starved millions of the poorest people using the MOST AGGRESSIVE Marxist solutions proposed?
    Presuming the most radical 'Climate Change' Figures? YOU STILL DO NEXT TO NOTHING TO STOP THE ALLEGED PROBLEM."


    Yes... that's why I suspect we're not going to solve global warming - the solution (to stop burning fossil fuels) would cause almost as much suffering as the problem itself. It's a serious predicament.
  • Jay Theyme Icarus 2012/02/14 12:49:55
    Jay Theyme
    +2
    Don't worry about a thing. If we do come out of this cooling period (the last decade) and rise 4 degrees (overall) then there will only be more life, more abundant life, more animals and more healthy benefits.
  • Icarus Jay Theyme 2012/02/14 13:02:32
    Icarus
    There's no evidence that global warming has even slowed down. I think a 4C hotter world is going to cause us huge problems in terms of agriculture, storms, massive sea level rise, changes to fresh water availability, flooding, drought and many other factors. Of course there may be some benefits in some areas - the greening of the Sahara perhaps - but the consequences are expected to be overwhelmingly negative.
  • Jay Theyme Icarus 2012/02/14 13:51:05
    Jay Theyme
    +3
    No, there is every reason to believe the consequences are excellent and produce abundant life. Here is an unmistakable fact of life on Earth:

    -Warm places on Earth have massive trees (which love Carbon Dioxide) lush flora and fauna and in great variety!

    - Cold places have much less life, less fauna and flora.

    This is well demonstrated in my very own city. About 5 years ago we had 2 surprisingly mild winters. Maybe 10 degrees warmer than average. After 2 years there was an explosion of wildlife! We had deer and birds and you couldn't walk through our parks without watching 'Animal Planet'.

    Last winter was brutal. Cold and long. You understand a lot of animals freezed to death right? The baby deer die horrible deaths out there. A lot of animals die but not only that they don't get to procreate as much.

    Likewise, the grass, trees, bushes and delicious animals (and people) edibles don't grow or as much.

    Cold = Death.

    Warmth = Life.

    And yes we did have a cooling period the last decade. The last I heard is that we will bounce back up again now. It's becoming more obvious this is because of .... well that giant heat lamp in the sky.

    And don't worry about any 'massive sea level rise'. We had a nice long warming period where plenty of ice melted (some record me...



    No, there is every reason to believe the consequences are excellent and produce abundant life. Here is an unmistakable fact of life on Earth:

    -Warm places on Earth have massive trees (which love Carbon Dioxide) lush flora and fauna and in great variety!

    - Cold places have much less life, less fauna and flora.

    This is well demonstrated in my very own city. About 5 years ago we had 2 surprisingly mild winters. Maybe 10 degrees warmer than average. After 2 years there was an explosion of wildlife! We had deer and birds and you couldn't walk through our parks without watching 'Animal Planet'.

    Last winter was brutal. Cold and long. You understand a lot of animals freezed to death right? The baby deer die horrible deaths out there. A lot of animals die but not only that they don't get to procreate as much.

    Likewise, the grass, trees, bushes and delicious animals (and people) edibles don't grow or as much.

    Cold = Death.

    Warmth = Life.

    And yes we did have a cooling period the last decade. The last I heard is that we will bounce back up again now. It's becoming more obvious this is because of .... well that giant heat lamp in the sky.

    And don't worry about any 'massive sea level rise'. We had a nice long warming period where plenty of ice melted (some record melts!) and there was no sea rise. Someone thinks they detected something like a few milimeters lol



    So no, there won't be any problems. The only 'problem' is that a significant part of the northern regions might see far more abundant wheat and grain production and an explosion of wildlife.
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  • Icarus Jay Theyme 2012/02/14 17:05:14
    Icarus
    +1
    For the sake of my kids I wish you were right, but I'm not reassured. Drought has doubled, flooding is on the increase, sea level rise is accelerating, weather patterns are changing... we can cope to some extent of course, humans are resilient and inventive, but it's still going to have a huge impact.
  • STEELAN... Icarus 2012/02/14 17:15:31
    STEELANGEL 凸 Metal Up 凸
    +1
    So will that 15 mile wide asteroid reported headed for Earth 15 mile wide asteroid headed earth
  • Icarus STEELAN... 2012/02/14 18:18:34
    Icarus
    +1
    Something like that could certainly ruin someone's day. It's more a case of when, than if... Let's hope it's a long time in the future.
  • Jay Theyme Icarus 2012/02/15 00:56:22
    Jay Theyme
    +1
    Alright but what if you started hearing these reports: Sea Levels are lowering! maybe 4mm a decade! The artic is locking up and it looks like the polar icecap is expanding. the tree line is retreating and we could see a 4degree drop worldwide!!

    I mean what if you saw that on the news everyday? Why isn't that terrible too?
  • Icarus Jay Theyme 2012/02/15 07:39:44
    Icarus
    That would be bad, but it's not going to happen.
  • Jay Theyme Icarus 2012/02/15 08:18:02
    Jay Theyme
    +1
    Okay then you have a life of terrible fears because 1 of those 2 things is happening at any given time. Always. For thousands of years and it will always be 1 of those 2.

    In fact, the most bizarre terrifying alarming thing that you could ever wake up and see reported?

    - For the 2nd, 3rd year in a row the Earths stayed the same.

    That would be when you need to prepare for the apocalypse because it would be so supernatural and freaky as to expect the end.
  • Icarus Jay Theyme 2012/02/15 10:35:29
    Icarus
    OK :-)
  • STEELAN... Jay Theyme 2012/02/14 16:52:16
    STEELANGEL 凸 Metal Up 凸
    Thank You Jay. Appreciate your feedback as well.
  • Clyde Jay Theyme 2012/02/14 17:37:47
    Clyde
    +1
    Yes, the "Goracle" should be imprisoned for perpetrating a hoax for monetary gains.
  • Icarus 2012/02/14 07:33:27
    Icarus
    +1
    "...and special interests who make inaccurate and misleading statements about global warming and climate change. "

    Oh the irony.

    We are responsible for all of the rise in atmospheric CO₂ over the last 250 years, from 280 to 390ppm.

    CO₂ is the most important greenhouse gas - it's the principal 'control knob' of global climate.

    Thus far, our CO₂ emissions are responsible for about 0.8°C of global warming, with 0.5°C 'in the pipeline' from today's level of 390ppm.

    There is no realistic prospect of reducing CO₂ emissions enough to avert 2°C of global warming by around 2040. We will struggle even to avert 4°C of global warming, and " a 4°C future is incompatible with an organized global community, is likely to be beyond 'adaptation', is devastating to the majority of ecosystems, and has a high probability of not being stable. " ( Kevin Anderson, a professor of energy and climate change who was, until recently, director of the U.K.'s leading climate research institution, the Tyndall Energy Program). The part about "a high probability of not being stable" means that so many positive feedbacks will have kicked in by then, that further substantial warming will take place regardless of what we do.

    So in theory we could stop global warming by leaving the rest of the fossil fue...

    "...and special interests who make inaccurate and misleading statements about global warming and climate change. "

    Oh the irony.

    We are responsible for all of the rise in atmospheric CO₂ over the last 250 years, from 280 to 390ppm.

    CO₂ is the most important greenhouse gas - it's the principal 'control knob' of global climate.

    Thus far, our CO₂ emissions are responsible for about 0.8°C of global warming, with 0.5°C 'in the pipeline' from today's level of 390ppm.

    There is no realistic prospect of reducing CO₂ emissions enough to avert 2°C of global warming by around 2040. We will struggle even to avert 4°C of global warming, and "a 4°C future is incompatible with an organized global community, is likely to be beyond 'adaptation', is devastating to the majority of ecosystems, and has a high probability of not being stable." ( Kevin Anderson, a professor of energy and climate change who was, until recently, director of the U.K.'s leading climate research institution, the Tyndall Energy Program). The part about "a high probability of not being stable" means that so many positive feedbacks will have kicked in by then, that further substantial warming will take place regardless of what we do.

    So in theory we could stop global warming by leaving the rest of the fossil fuels in the ground, but in practical terms we're not going to do that because we're simply incapable of being that organised and self-sacrificing.

    The Arctic ice cap will be gone in as little as 3 years' time and then people will really start to panic, but by then it will be too late.
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  • STEELAN... Icarus 2012/02/14 17:11:43
  • Icarus STEELAN... 2012/02/14 18:20:20
    Icarus
    +1
    Doesn't surprise me at all. What surprises me is that some people seem to take that uncertainty as reassuring when really it just makes the situation more worrying. Things could be even worse than we expect (and in fact some things *are* worse than expected already, such as the rapidly disappearing Arctic ice cap).
  • Wolfman 2012/02/14 07:07:13
    Wolfman
    +4
    The Global Warming Scam has been thoroughly debunked. Only the ignorant & gullible still believe it and those financially dependent on the scam still push it. I have no use for either group.
  • stevmackey 2012/02/14 03:17:41
    stevmackey
    +4
    Great article it is only what I have been telling people since the Gore fiasco. He made a pile of money based on a lie!
  • MadAsHEck 2012/02/14 02:54:09
    MadAsHEck
    +1
    Save the planet from CO2. Stop breathing. Please!!!!
  • STEELAN... MadAsHEck 2012/02/14 03:17:59
    STEELANGEL 凸 Metal Up 凸
    +1
    Stop farting too!
  • MadAsHEck STEELAN... 2012/02/14 04:44:04
    MadAsHEck
    +1
    I believe Australia is trying to find a way to reduce the farting from animals in the goal of reducing pollution.
  • Herb 2012/02/14 02:27:09
    Herb
    +2
    shhhhhhhhhhh don't tell the libs that they might cry. now they will go hide with their heads in there asses whats al going to do wow.
  • Paige 2012/02/14 02:18:06
    Paige
    +5
    Great article....looks good. The master of formatting! lol
  • Striker 2012/02/14 01:58:13
    Striker
    +1
    Excellent post, enjoyed it.

    Sorry that SH's word processor couldn't handle it well all the way thru. The source article looks as it should and is worth the visit.
  • STEELAN... Striker 2012/02/14 02:00:45
    STEELANGEL 凸 Metal Up 凸
    +3
    Page was coded that way. I fixed =)
  • Striker STEELAN... 2012/02/14 02:04:36
    Striker
    +2
    So you did -- excellent!

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