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|Quote (midwifetoad @ April 04 2013,11:01)|
|Quote (stevestory @ Mar. 06 2013,15:54)|
|atmospheric CO2 went up nearly .7% last year.|
We are fuuuuuuucked.
I'm expecting bigtime crop failures, famines, wars, and gas scarcities over the next few decades.
I'm going to assume that you mean the annual average has increased from 387 to 393 ppm since 2010. Not the the percentage of total gasses increasec by .7 percent.
Oddly, the U.S. seems to have achieved its Kyoto protocol goals recently, and per capita emissions is down.
If the world moved more to natural gas and nukes, much of the problem would be solved. It would certainly buy time -- 50 to 100 years -- for greener technologies to come online.
It's a dark secret that the United States in on track to become energy independent in less than a decade. Not many press releases about natural gas production.
I realize it has the potential for other kinds of pollution, but not planet killers.
From what I've heard recently I'm more afraid of LNG fracking than I am of nukes. Removes millions of tons of water from the cycle, and essentially turns it (mixed with silica sand, antibiotics, concentrated leachants, and suspension media) into plate lubricant.
Like they say, "When there's a solar energy spill, it's just called 'a nice day'".
Still, you can't make plastic out of wind, so it looks like fossil fuels are going be on the menu for a while.
Likewise, as long as there's steel, there will be coal mines.
"[A] book said there were 5 trillion witnesses. Who am I supposed to believe, 5 trillion witnesses or you? That shit's, like, ironclad. " -- stevestory
"Wow, you must be retarded. I said that CO2 does not trap heat. If it did then it would not cool down at night." Joe G