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Do you deny that methane gas affects global warming? Do you deny that the more humans on the planet the more methane farting animals we require for sustenance? It is obvious that animal farts are the reason for global warming
Don't blame you, we are going through millions of years of farting methane on a scale you couldn't possibly understand. Although farting periods may have shifted based upon factors unrelated to anything you may or may not have heard about it is not necessarily true depending upon peer reviewed articles or beliefs that may or may not affect cavemen or the population today
Have the peer reviewed articles been peer reviewed?
It is important that peer reviewed articles are reviewed by peers at least a dozen times or they are irrelevant. Except in the case of dinosaur fart peer reviewed articles which cannot be countered any under circumstance because most "cool" peers won't review them because they are too "coo". However dinosaur fart climatologists will review each others work frequently and they are undoubtedly peers who will tell you how true the studies are.
Sorry to be gone for 3 pages but here is the results of the article, from a green magazine no less, about the true cost of the batteries in carbon pollution:
"The Prius' battery contains nickel, which is mined in Ontario Canada. The plant that smelts this nickel is apparently nicknamed "the Superstack" because of the amount of pollution it puts out; the area for miles around it is a wasteland because of acid rain and air pollution.
But the main problem that the "Dust to Dust" study has with the Prius' impact on the environment comes next.
That smelted nickel then has to travel (via container ship) to Europe to be refined, then to China to be made into "nickel foam," then to Japan for assembly, and finally to the United States. All this shipment for each tiny step in the production process costs a great deal, both in dollars and in pollution. "
This accounts for the Prius having a poor carbon footprint.
The article goes on not to refute the poor carbon footprint but only the cost effectiveness of the Prius over an SUV, sort of a moot point in this discussion.
Looks like another perfect day.
The CNW study was flawed only in the economic conclusion it came to that the Prius was less economical in the long run than a Hummer.
Even publications like huff-po don't challenge the fact that the Prius has a laughably bad carbon footprint.
Ok we'll if you say so it must be true.
Other than the CNW study where does the Hummer come into this?
I only stated that the Prius had a lousy carbon footprint for the "it" car of the tree hugging set.
My earlier post pointing out the tremendous trail of wasted energy to build the batteries for the Prius only confirms this.
From all of the conclusions reached in the articles I googled the best car the "green" magazines could come up with was a '94 Geo Prizm, not only does it get great mileage it has long ago passed it's point of manufacture footprint.
I'm sure ebay can get you started looking for one.
Let's boil this topic down to the basics, because none of us are going to actually solve the problem.
It sucks that the arctic ice melted that much last year.... maybe we should toast to the ice while it's still here?
If anyone uses the term "peer reviewed" in this thread again, I will club 100 baby seals to death with a Louisville Slugger.
Agree 100%. I really don't understand if we aren't there yet, or won't push it further for unknown reasons. Obviously battery powered cars are perfected, and have been for some time. It's the batteries where improvement is still needed. I look at what Tesla did with battery powered cars, and it seems like we are on the verge of huge achievments in alternative energy, but it does not seem to be any urgency to pursue seriously. That is my perception. In this rare instance, I do agree with you.
Wouldn't you agree there are a lot of industries, represented by many lobbyists that are not in a hurry to see alternative energy move forward at any time in the near future? We seem close to a lot of alternative sources, but also seem to be spinning our wheels.
It's all irrelevant anyway... even if we pro-long the inevitable long enough, our sun will still progress through its life cycle and destroy everything that exists here. Just real talk.
Look at the big picture. The same thing is going to happen sooner or later.
Truly hope we can eventually overcome those hurdles. Time will tell. Smitty has left the building. Catch all you fine folks tomorroow.
My buddy read it and thought it was great.
Bump for animal farts causing global warming
EPA's Methane Energy Programs promote profitable opportunities for reducing emissions of methane, an important greenhouse gas.
Honest question. If we are just all evolved monkeys running around, isn't everything we do just part of the natural selection and survival of the fittest process? Isn't this just us killing ourselves off for being stupid? If we put too much goop into the air, we get what we deserve.
I'm 100% for protecting the environment, but it just seems reallly fishy how people want to solve the problems when you start following the money. If all these people reallly thought carbon was killing us, they would do all these summits via conference call instead of having 50 people take their own seperate jet to get there.
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