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We need to stop.
Then there's CO2 measument. Did you know that one agency singlehandedly decides how much CO2 there is in the atmosphere? Since CO2 and water vapour share dangerously similar signatures, this agency is responsible for the worryingly complex task of making a "correct" estimate.
Burning fossil fuels does have an immediate affect on where we use it, I need to wipe my windows clean once a month because of the two large steel mills running 24 / 7 in a neighbouring city.
I was using the immediate consequences of burning coal to make steel. These are two large facilities one with three coke ovens.
Coal is a fossil fuel. And is burned in the process. The build up is the immediate danger, or visible result, the c02 emissions are still there tho.
Either way, its pollution.
I think you're getting a little to technical here.
At the end of the day C02 is emitted from steel making (and much more), and it has direct negative affects on the environment around it. You are viewing carbon in it's element state, whereas carbon dioxide is a chemical process.
Also, coal is not replacing the air to make steel, it's a fuel you mix with the oxygen in the air to 'super' heat the process. Much like adding pure oxygen to a fuel source like propane or acetylene.
What happens when you make coke? Does it give off carbon dioxide?
Steel making creates c02, its a green house gas.
It also creates carbon waste. Which, I get it, isnt really harmful for the environment, but it's not good to be breathing it in.
making Coke does produce c02, you are burning coal
Do you agree or disagree that c02 plays a role in 'global warming'? The oxygen argument isn't fair, it's a greenhouse gas, yes. But it doesn't play a role in trapping in heat as much as the less abundant, no FAR less abundant c02. When you raise the levels of a gas that shouldn't be that high, is it good or bad?
plant life will flourish, and that means more food. The growing season will lengthen, allowing more land to be used for crops. What part of more food is bad, exactly?
originally posted by: blueman12
How does anyone know who is right if they are not a scientist who has reviewed countless studies?
In any case, shouldn't we focus on reducing pollution as much as possible? Global warming or not?
Interesting opinion though OP.