Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Don't think about the liberal (final) solution to this

Dad29 had another "global warming" post this morning.
The Chinese fires also make a big, hidden contribution to global warming through the greenhouse effect, scientists said. Each year they release 360 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, as much as all the cars and light trucks in the United States.

Soot from the fires in China, India and other Asian countries are a source of the "Asian Brown Haze." It's a 2-mile thick cloud of soot, acid droplets and other material that sometimes stretches across South Asia from Afghanistan to Sri Lanka.
That sounds like a lot of carbon dioxide, but I had no context for how big it really is. Over three-hundred million tons must make a significant contribution to global warming.

When reading, I thought he was going somewhere else with this blog post, so when I got to the end I had a specific question in mind. It didn't take long to perform some
ciphering of additional CO2 emissions from China and India.

Inputs (all found with Google).

  • China = 1.3 billion population
  • India = 1.2 billion population
  • CO2 emissions by average human organism = 730 pounds per year

Adding and multiplying.

Annual carbon dioxide emissions by human organisms in China and India.

  • 900 Million Tons
Those coal fire emissions don't seem quite so large now.

1 comment:

Dad29 said...

The solution:

Restrict breathing in Kyoto-signatory countries.