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Tyson compared the carbon dioxide released by "those damn volcanoes" with that from humans' coal and oil burning, and the results are staggering. He found that the largest estimate of all of Earth's volcanic carbon emissions — 500 million tons of CO2 — is "not even two percent of the 30 billion tons of CO2 that our civilization is cranking out every year."
We have totally messed up, we just need to reevaluate things.
originally posted by: coastlinekid
CO2 is our friend... the earth's plants need it by the way... as for humans making the earth warm up?... Doubt it...
In years that followed, Idso and his colleagues at Arizona State University's Office of Climatology received more than $1 million in research funding from oil, coal, and utility interests. In 1990, he coauthored a paper funded by a coal mining company, titled "Greenhouse Cooling."
originally posted by: SonoftheSun
a reply to: Euphem
The planet is warming up. We have been (us humans) contributing to the change for the last sixty plus years at least.
To not see this, I would not describe as dumb, but simply willingly unaware.
Volcanic activity has reduced over the millions of years, does that mean we have to continually reduce emissions to keep in line with the reducing volcanic activity?