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Who thinks that Global Warming is still a worry? Are you sitting down? Okay, here's the bombshell. The volcanic eruption in Iceland, since its first spewing of volcanic ash has, in just FOUR DAYS, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet
Of course you know about this evil carbon dioxide that we are trying to suppress, that vital chemical compound that every plant requires to live and grow, and to synthesize into oxygen for us humans, and all animal life
Originally posted by UniverSoul
Originally posted by Freedom_is_Slavery
im sick of people using this as justification for using fossil fuels
this is a natural procesess and we should allow room for it because if its natural it serves a purpose
Annual anthropogenic CO2 emissions exceed annual volcanic CO2 by two orders of magnitude, and probably exceed the CO2 output of one or more super-eruptions.
Man's emissions of CO2 from fossil fuel burning, cement production, and gas flaring alone not amount to 500 x 1012 mol yr-1 (Boden et al., 1990). Contributions from man's management of the biosphere (for example, deforestation) are less well known but potentially of the same magnitude. Thus man's activities replenish the atmospheric CO2 deficit by more than 45 times over. They are equivalent in terms of CO2 production to turning on about 17,000 additional Kilauea Volcanos or 350-700 additional mid oceanic ridge systems.
Originally posted by LestatG
I kind of see the point the OP is making and I do believe that there is over hyped info on global warming for some agendas/companies/people.
However, isn’t it like saying there is no point sending food aid to Africa as the majority will die of starvation soon anyway?
I get the point but surely it’s the attitude that matters - showing respect for our earth. Not by going "meh it’s not making a noticeable difference".
Good OP though, made me think.