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Cleaner Air: Atmospheric Acidity Returned to Pre-Industrial Levels

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posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 08:28 AM
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originally posted by: worldstarcountry
a reply to: StallionDuck

Now if we can just pass a nickel per plastic bag tax (or, BYOB for no surcharge) at checkout we can actually get some serious progress going.


DC already does this.

Although I have my personal opinions about it basically because degradable plastics can be made from plants like hemp......it does force me to try to bring a bag with me to the store.




posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 12:22 PM
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originally posted by: FaunaOrFlora

originally posted by: worldstarcountry
a reply to: StallionDuck

Now if we can just pass a nickel per plastic bag tax (or, BYOB for no surcharge) at checkout we can actually get some serious progress going.


DC already does this.

Although I have my personal opinions about it basically because degradable plastics can be made from plants like hemp......it does force me to try to bring a bag with me to the store.


In Austin, it's 25C for grocery sacs (plastic or paper).



posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 12:41 PM
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a reply to: StallionDuck

You're not allowed to bring your own?



posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 01:16 PM
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originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: Logarock

Actually no it doesn't. The study was done in Greenland. Other countries may still have higher levels of acidity locally.

The good news is that at least these local pockets of pollution are not affecting the global atmosphere any more.

TheRedneck


LOL. This was an attempt at comedy? Greenland. Wow lol



posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 01:29 PM
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a reply to: Logarock

Yes. Greenland.
Which produces no SO2 to speak of but receives quite enough from North America.

You find that funny?
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posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 01:44 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Logarock

Yes. Greenland.
Which produces no SO2 to speak of but receives quite enough from North America.

You find that funny?


No in fact in college I did a paper on sulfur impact on Canadian forest via US power plants. What I find funny is the limited nature i.e. us is the only bad guy and hay lets do a study of its footprint in Greenland while China has been going hog wild with the crazy sh*t.



posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 01:47 PM
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a reply to: Logarock

I don't know of anyone who says the US is the only "bad guy" but this is an example of how regulation and a form of "cap and trade" actually does work. Don't you think?



posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 01:47 PM
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a reply to: Logarock

Oh, sorry.... missed the sarcasm there.

In truth, though, Greenland is a good place to judge the global level precisely because it is isolated. It only receives SO2 from global contamination. Measurement in areas that produce SO2 wouldn't mean much much globally as they would be giving local readings much higher.

TheRedneck

ETA: If you think China is bad, check out the shipping lane regulations on sulfur content...

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posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 08:07 PM
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originally posted by: StallionDuck

So we're one step closer to being able to breathe some relief. It has been found that the acidity of our atmosphere is back to the pre-1930s Industrial Complex. I guess this makes any acid rain we see "normal" and natural as if it had not been man made.



This is great news
Should go back to pre 1890 A.D. levels though, before industrial revolution
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posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 09:14 PM
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Phage:

The successful reduction of SO2 emissions has more to do with "cap and trade" than with taxes.
voxeu.org...


Unlike most earlier pieces of landmark environmental legislation, the CAAA of 1990 was not precipitated by a ‘crisis moment’ (the most memorable was the Cuyahoga River catching on fire, leading to the Clean Water Act)


LOL. Houston, we have a problem. The drinking water is on fire!

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posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 11:22 AM
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a reply to: trollz

Well I hope the Russians aren't going to be stingy with their super molecule. Share and share a like.
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