Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: the business end of a CAD station.
a brief breakdown of atmospheric gasses.
now at the moment carbon dioxide is the one that everyone is worrying about. at the moment, it makes up 0.038% of natural atmosphere. CO2 is part of the cheicle reaction that oxidizes the blood of all fauna (animals) it's then "inhaled" by flora, and they take inthe carbon to build mass and "exhale" O2, which we breath in and kick the carbon back out in. It's also put out by running car engines.
For the record, everyone is in a huff because the CO2 level is up by 31% since the early 1700's, at that time the worlds population was approximatly 600,000,000 people. It's now at 10 times that, and unless we're 10% what our ancestors did, it's safe to assume that our domesticated animal flocks are a fair bit bigger than they where then. Infact it's VERY safe to say we eat alot better than they did and that our flocks are more than 10 times the size they where then. So where is the massive spike? 30% since then? easy to account for that JUST in the increased number of lungs breathing , not to mention deforestation.
now... I said before that I thought it was a crock, and here's why.
in the 1700's CO2 accounted for about 0.029, now it's up to about 0.038
what was that other one that I mentioned? something like H2O? water vapour? most common chemicle compound in the known universe (barring diatomics)? right now it's sitting at about 3.5-4%... kinda varies around depending on time of year, no long term change in even the oldest ice samples we've taken.
there's a couple of other ones, but they're even smaller, so we'll stick with these 2.
This means that all human activity since the industrial revolution has had an effect of less than 1% on the amount of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, and that difference has been made easily just by the number of lungs breathing. If anything, I'm worried what the hell else is eating up the extra CO2 that we're breathing out.
and ya, this isn't taking into account volcanic activity, the fact that there's more methane being put out by cows farting than there is carbon dioxide being put out by car motors running.
like I say tho, if anyone has any solid scientific evidence that contradicts me, I'm all ears, I'd love to hear it, But so far I haven't seen a single coherent argument in favour of it yet.
HAIL TO THE KING!!
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