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Humans Spew More Carbon Dioxide than All of Earth's Volcanoes
Yahoo ^ | 6/14/11 | Stephanie Pappas - LiveScience

Posted on 06/14/2011 1:33:54 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Explosive volcanic eruptions might be attention grabbing, but a new review of research finds that their environmental impact pales in comparison to human activities. According to the research, humans put out the same amount of carbon dioxide in three to five days that all of the volcanoes on Earth put out in one year.

"Anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions dwarf global volcanic carbon dioxide emissions," study researcher Terrance Gerlach, of the U.S. Geological Survey, said in a statement. Carbon dioxide, or CO2, is the main greenhouse gas responsible for climate change.

Gerlach crunched the carbon dioxide numbers from earlier studies of volcanic output, finding a range of 0.13 to 0.44 billion metric tons, or gigatons, of CO2 per year. In comparison, the estimated rate of human carbon dioxide emissions for 2010 alone is 35 billion metric tons.

For instance, here are a few carbon-emitting human activities and their carbon-dioxide outputs:

Land-use changes: 3.4 gigatons per year

Light-duty vehicles (mainly cars and pickup trucks): 3.0 gigatons per year

Cement production: 1.4 gigatons per year

Present-day human carbon emissions could even exceed the CO2 output of several supervolcano eruptions, including the giant eruption that will eventually occur at Yellowstone National Park, Gerlach wrote in the American Geophysical Union's newsweekly Eos. These mega-eruptions are very rare, with the last one occurring 74,000 years ago in Indonesia.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: 350partspermillion; carbondioxide; co2; emissions; humans; spew; volcanoes
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1 posted on 06/14/2011 1:33:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m spewing right now.


2 posted on 06/14/2011 1:35:22 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: NormsRevenge

We’re all gunna die ping!


3 posted on 06/14/2011 1:35:40 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: NormsRevenge

That does it. I’m going to start smoking again just to piss the idiots off.


4 posted on 06/14/2011 1:35:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: NormsRevenge

Well, it’s clear now what the final solution must be.


5 posted on 06/14/2011 1:36:03 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Deb

Now what? Do we kill ourselves to save mother Gaia?


6 posted on 06/14/2011 1:36:03 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: cripplecreek
That does it. I’m going to start smoking again just to piss the idiots off.

And I just farted

7 posted on 06/14/2011 1:36:24 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Puppage

Oh, this is gonna be one of THOSE threads.


8 posted on 06/14/2011 1:38:16 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Until one of those volcanoes erupts.


9 posted on 06/14/2011 1:39:27 PM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I guess everyone needs to stop breathing.


10 posted on 06/14/2011 1:39:42 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: NormsRevenge

it’s a hoax.
atmospheric CO2 last century was much higher than today.

it went DOWN in the 1960’s and 1970’s.
but the warmists keep that hidden.
(they ONLY report Mauna Loa, or dubious ice cores. never direct measurements from other locations.)

simple graphs on page 5, and page 9, tell the story at a glance.

180 Years accurate CO2 - Gasanalysis of Air
by Chemical Methods (Short version)

http://www.anenglishmanscastle.com/180_years_accurate_Co2_Chemical_Methods.pdf


11 posted on 06/14/2011 1:39:42 PM PDT by Elendur (the hope and change i need: Sarah / Colonel West in 2012)
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To: NormsRevenge
89.9 per cent of all statistics are made up out of whole cloth.

If these eco-flake libtard earth worshipers would just shut their lying pieholes, we might survive.

12 posted on 06/14/2011 1:41:08 PM PDT by red-dawg (There is no such thing as "government money".)
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To: NormsRevenge
, is the main greenhouse gas responsible for climate change.

That's a lie right there. Water vapor is the main greenhouse gas.

/johnny

13 posted on 06/14/2011 1:41:08 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: NormsRevenge
Excuse me, but I don't ‘spew’, I exhale, just as God intended.
14 posted on 06/14/2011 1:41:19 PM PDT by JPG (Hey, LSM, how are those emails workin' out for ya?)
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To: Deb
Oh, this is gonna be one of THOSE threads.

LOL

It would appear so.

15 posted on 06/14/2011 1:41:19 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: NormsRevenge
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We must tax these CO2-exhaling humans before it's too late!

16 posted on 06/14/2011 1:41:28 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: Puppage
And I just farted

That reminds me to plant more beans.
17 posted on 06/14/2011 1:41:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: NormsRevenge

These numbers are pure BS.


18 posted on 06/14/2011 1:42:40 PM PDT by henkster (Every member of Congress must put the fate of the nation over their next re-election campaign)
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To: NormsRevenge

I get the impression that the author of the Eos article is scrambling to find some grant money so he can keep his job.

You know, apparently for him, ignorance is terrifying.


19 posted on 06/14/2011 1:42:44 PM PDT by delphirogatio (I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.)
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To: Deb

..and how much CO2 does all of the plant life convert into O2 and food/trees for tree huggers etc?
Absolute tripe.


20 posted on 06/14/2011 1:43:19 PM PDT by Shady (The numbers do not lie.)
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To: death2tyrants
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21 posted on 06/14/2011 1:44:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Elendur

The first satellite sent up to do a 100% measurement of Earth’s atmospheric CO2 failed at launch. http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-cleveland/nasa-satellite-built-to-measure-co2-levels-crashes


22 posted on 06/14/2011 1:44:24 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: cripplecreek

Stop by. I have a couple nice cigars...


23 posted on 06/14/2011 1:45:14 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: Shady

Um, I don’t know, but I was unaware there would be science today.


24 posted on 06/14/2011 1:45:14 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: NormsRevenge

We know what these whacked out lefties want, don’t we.


25 posted on 06/14/2011 1:45:24 PM PDT by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: Elendur

Great post! Yeah don’t tell that to these wizards. They mistake their emotion for intelligence. I have never read or heard anything more rubbish than global warming lie.


26 posted on 06/14/2011 1:45:31 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: JRandomFreeper

Man’s CO2 contribution to the greenhouse effect is 0.117%.

Naturally occurring water vapor contributes 95%.

http://www.geocraft.com/WVFossils/greenhouse_data.html


27 posted on 06/14/2011 1:46:28 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yep, the left is one giant expulsion of spurious effluent.

Clearly, it’s time for the entire left to execute their suicide strategy. Those of us remaining will just have to put up with the gigantic methane and CO2 emanating from their rotting corpses.


28 posted on 06/14/2011 1:47:11 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: NormsRevenge
There's only one solution: the suicide of the human race.

You first, Terrance Gerlach, of the U.S. Geological Survey.

29 posted on 06/14/2011 1:47:37 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Frankly, I don't believe this. I just read an article saying that one volcanic eruption spews out more global warming stuff than years of carbon controls will eliminate.

Are you sitting down?

*Okay, here’s the bombshell. The current volcanic eruption going on in Iceland, since it first started spewing volcanic ash a week ago, has, to this point, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet. Not only that, this single act of God has added emissions to the earth estimated to be 42 times more than can be corrected by the extreme human regulations proposed for annual reductions.

And much more. I got this via email, but it seems to have been reposted in various places on the web, if you do a search for the opening sentence.

Evidently it summarizes a book by Professor Ian Plimer, a member of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Adelaide.

I suspect that the article posted here was subsidized by one of those special government grants for global warmist liars posing as scientists.

30 posted on 06/14/2011 1:48:55 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: NormsRevenge
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31 posted on 06/14/2011 1:49:18 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: smokingfrog
I guess everyone needs to stop breathing.

We don't really need to, not all at once at least. Let's take turns!

If you voted for Obummer don't breath for the next six weeks and we'll see how it goes.

32 posted on 06/14/2011 1:50:34 PM PDT by steveo (PETO-VT-IN-MARI-SVB-CRVCE-AVSTRALI-SEPELIAR)
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To: NormsRevenge

My eldest grandson , he’s 12, has always dreamed of being a scientist.

Lately I’ve been trying to get him interested in a profession that requires more intellect, integrity, honesty, pays better and one with far more likability and credibility..... a lawyer.


33 posted on 06/14/2011 1:50:44 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Elendur

But do send it to Romney.


34 posted on 06/14/2011 1:50:59 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Absolute and incontrovertible BULLSH!T. The human contribution to CO2 production is less than 4% of the total, and numerous studies have demonstrated this. And CO2 comprises only 0.38% of the atmosphere to begin with.
35 posted on 06/14/2011 1:51:27 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Elendur
The USGS analysts do not include MID OCEAN RIDGES or RIFTS in their computations considering them to be imponderable.

Still, they know they emit CO2 pretty much the same way as volcanos. With the ridges several hundred times larger than the total of all the volcanos on Earth, it's pretty easy to take their 20% volcanic estimation and recompute it to a number that DWARFS human CO2 emissions.

36 posted on 06/14/2011 1:51:35 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Shady

So if everybody had a coughing fit it would be like Mt. Pinatubo erupting?


37 posted on 06/14/2011 1:52:20 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yet another agency that needs to be defunded.


38 posted on 06/14/2011 1:52:28 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Well...ya know....MOTHER EARTH does have RIGHTS....see this...

http://pwccc.wordpress.com/ (thanks to another freeper)


39 posted on 06/14/2011 1:55:21 PM PDT by goodnesswins (...both islam and the democrat plantation thrive on poverty)
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To: massgopguy

Just ponder a simultaneous emission of farts in the six billion range!


40 posted on 06/14/2011 1:57:02 PM PDT by delphirogatio (I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Land-use changes: 3.4 gigatons per year

Does that include plowing the ground to grow food? Probably. Anything to inflate their statistics.

41 posted on 06/14/2011 1:57:25 PM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: jeffc

Nitrogen (N2)
78.08%
Oxygen (O2)
20.95%
Argon (Ar)
0.93%
Neon, Helium, Krypton
0.0001%
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 0.038%
Water vapor (H20) 0-4%
Methane (CH4) trace
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) trace
Ozone (O3) trace
Nitrogen oxides (NO, NO2, N2O) trace


42 posted on 06/14/2011 2:00:47 PM PDT by Digger (T)
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To: NormsRevenge

Liberals spew mega-tons of putrid bile and pure garbage daily.


43 posted on 06/14/2011 2:00:55 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Naw, only liberals spew that much pollution into the air. It’s time to ban liberals.


44 posted on 06/14/2011 2:01:02 PM PDT by RickB444 (Worry about and distrust anyone who fears a lawful person owning a gun.)
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping.


45 posted on 06/14/2011 2:02:23 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: NormsRevenge
In honor of such a prestigious report, I went outside and started my car, grill, lawn mower, leaf blower, and turned up my hot tub. Inside, I turned on the oven, microwave, washer and dryer, computer, television, radio, stove top, turned up the water bed, turned on my hair dryer, electric toothbrush, water heater, AC, and all of the lights. I'm hoping that in next year's report, they will note a significant CO2 increase on June 14, 2011 and attribute it to me.
46 posted on 06/14/2011 2:03:02 PM PDT by majormaturity
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To: red-dawg

You’re so wrong. It’s 90% of all statistics are made up out of whole cloth.


47 posted on 06/14/2011 2:03:35 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: NormsRevenge

writing crappy article for Yahoo: 18 Billion metric tons of carbon


48 posted on 06/14/2011 2:04:48 PM PDT by woofie
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To: NormsRevenge

Would they rather it be the other way around?


49 posted on 06/14/2011 2:05:02 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: NormsRevenge

Crazy Lefty’s obsession is to get your goat. He-she will do it with increasingly hysterical lies. He-she wants the shouting, agony, and generally, attention, in reply.


50 posted on 06/14/2011 2:05:57 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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