Carbon pollution up to 2 million pounds a second

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  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    Dec. 4, 2012 3:45 p.m.

    To "xscribe" apparently you are because your comment has nothing to do with the actual topic at hand.

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Dec. 4, 2012 2:15 p.m.

    Who's trolling pages?

  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    Dec. 4, 2012 12:32 p.m.

    Who cares about the CO2. The scientists don't even know what happens to a lot of it.

    See "NASA hopes to track disappearing CO2" in the DN. The interesting fact that is pointed out by NASA is that humans accounted for 2% of carbon emissions.

    Plus, CO2 is not a significant insulator in the atmosphere. The problem is that we can't tax water vapor because very little is produced. See "Colo. cloud study may lift insights into climate" in the DN.

    Dec. 4, 2012 6:29 a.m.

    Allisdair almost got it right. Temperatures have trended upward for 150 years as planet earth has recovered from the Little Ice Age. And atmospheric carbon dioxide has increased quite a bit in the last 50 years (although it remains significantly lower than optimal levels for plant life). Have you noted that there hasn't been any warming for 16 years, according to the UK Met office (hardly a stronghold of climate deniers)? Have you noticed that the calamitous predictions made by NASA's James Hansen have failed, such as New York City's West Side Highway being permanently under water by now? Or that the computer models that are the sole basis for the AGW assertions (they don't rise to the level of theory for reasons that would be wasted in this forum) continue to diverge from reality? Sorry to burst your bubble, but it's all propaganda from that bastion (not) of integrity and truth, the United Nations. They're not trying to save the planet. They're after your wallet and, ultimately, your liberty.

  • Allisdair Thornbury, Vic
    Dec. 3, 2012 5:33 p.m.

    Let us take the name calling out of this discussion. Firstly the evidence is clear that the temperature is increasing, Sea level is rising and burnt fossil fuel is increasing in the atmosphere in the form of Carbon Dioxide.

    Let us consider which people are producing the CO2: -
    Countrymetric tons per person
    USA 18.812% GDP exports
    Australia18.720% GDP exports
    Germany 9.8
    China 7.4 30% GDP exports
    India 2.1

    Climate change is nothing to do with politics it is about protecting our children’s future. In fact seeing all children are equal in Heavenly Father’s eye, why should we have the right to burn more than our fair share and reduce the life expectancy of a child from Tonga or any other low emmitting country?

    So it comes down to how will we reduce the fossil fuel we are burning as an individual? If it is to be it is up to me (and you).

  • NedGrimley Brigham City, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 3:34 p.m.

    Actually, I think if Screwdriver can blanket blame Repuglicans, DC is entitled to blanket blaming Democraps.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 12:57 p.m.

    big, centralized governent, diminution of individual freedoms and rights (Obamacare, heavy-handed regs, redistribution of wealth, etc.) Surprised you would have needed that pointed out to you.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 11:59 a.m.

    Chinas policies are more closely alined with liberals? how do your figure that?

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 8:19 a.m.

    did you read the article? The US and Germany were the only countries to reduce their carbon production, while China, with its policies more closely aligned with the liberals in this country, is the world's worst carbon polluter.

    Yet all the climate control accords the dems and "the sky is falling" alarmists want us to sign put NO restrictions whatsoever on the Chinese. And you see no problem with that?

    Tell me, how much deforrestation occured to get the nickel and other materials for your hybrid? How many heavy metals were used in its production? How much carbon did the Chinese produce to manufacture your solar panels?

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    Dec. 3, 2012 8:02 a.m.

    But it has no effect at all according to republicans so all is well, eat, drink and burn.

    Meanwhile I've saved over $20,000 by driving a hybrid for the last 8 years and putting solar panels on my roof. Oh, and put much less carbon in the atmosphere too.