17 Feb 2011

And Then There Was A Bit Of Co2….

Two takes on Co2. Very interesting and very cleaver. Puts it very neatly into perspective. One is an Autonomous Mind article and below is a comment on the same site, different day.

My apologies to microdave but I’m sure you won’t mind the copy and paste of your piece/comment.

microdave 16/02/2011 at 10:37 pm

Imagine 1 kilometre of atmosphere and we want to get rid of the carbon pollution in it created by human activity.

Let’s go for a walk along it.

The first 770 metres are Nitrogen.

The next 210 metres are Oxygen.

That’s 980 metres of the 1 kilometre. 20 metres to go.

The next 10 metres are water vapour. 10 metres left.

9 metres are argon. Just 1 more metre.

A few gases make up the first bit of that last metre.

The last 38 centimetres of the kilometre – that’s carbon dioxide. A bit over one foot.

97% of that is produced by Mother Nature. It’s natural.

Out of our journey of one kilometre, there are just 12 millimetres left. Just over a centimetre – about half an inch.

That’s the amount of carbon dioxide that global human activity puts into the atmosphere.

Quote; Dr. Oliver K. Manuel.

"Compared to solar magnetic fields, however, the carbon dioxide production has as much influence on climate as a flea has on the weight of an elephant..."

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