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.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.
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.
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