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Termites produce more CO2 each year than all living things combined
Scientists have calculated that termites alone produce ten times as much carbon dioxide as all the fossil fuels burned in the whole world in a year.
Pound for pound, the weight of all the termites in the world is greater than the total weight of humans.
Scientists estimate that, worldwide, termites may release over 150 million tons of methane gas into the atmosphere annually. In our lower atmosphere this methane then reacts to form carbon dioxide and ozone.
It is estimated that for every human on Earth there may be 1000 pounds of termites.
On the average Termites expel gas composed of about 59% nitrogen, 21% hydrogen, 9% carbon dioxide, 7% methane, and 4% oxygen.
It is thought “There are 2,600 different species of termites, and it is estimated that there are at least a million billion individual termites on Earth, that they emit two and four percent of the global carbon dioxide and methane budget, respectively-both mediated directly or indirectly by their microbes.
originally posted by: allsee4eye
CO2 has never been classified as a pollutant by any nation before 2009 when America became the first to do so. CO2 is a key ingredient of life. Plants take in CO2 for photosynthesis and produce O2. Animals take in O2 to break down food into chemical energy and produce CO2. Without CO2, there is no life. Burning fossil fuels does not add extra CO2 into the air. Long time ago, there was more CO2 in the air. As plants got buried and fossilized without being returned to the air by bacteria, CO2 in the air decreased. Burning fossil fuels restores the buried CO2 back to the air. It's not like people take C from somewhere and O2 from somewhere and do something fancy to make CO2 out of them and put into air. People are merely correcting nature's flaw by returning the CO2 that once existed in the air back to air. Obama is wrong. CO2 is not a pollutant. If it were, every person would be a source of pollution. That's absurd. Obama is wrong to try to reduce CO2 in air.