Skip to comments.Humans Spew More Carbon Dioxide than All of Earth's Volcanoes
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.
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I’m spewing right now.
We’re all gunna die ping!
That does it. I’m going to start smoking again just to piss the idiots off.
Well, it’s clear now what the final solution must be.
Now what? Do we kill ourselves to save mother Gaia?
And I just farted
Oh, this is gonna be one of THOSE threads.
Until one of those volcanoes erupts.
I guess everyone needs to stop breathing.
it’s a hoax.
atmospheric CO2 last century was much higher than today.
it went DOWN in the 1960s and 1970s.
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)
If these eco-flake libtard earth worshipers would just shut their lying pieholes, we might survive.
That's a lie right there. Water vapor is the main greenhouse gas.
It would appear so.
These numbers are pure BS.
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.
..and how much CO2 does all of the plant life convert into O2 and food/trees for tree huggers etc?
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
Stop by. I have a couple nice cigars...
Um, I don’t know, but I was unaware there would be science today.
We know what these whacked out lefties want, don’t we.
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.
Man’s CO2 contribution to the greenhouse effect is 0.117%.
Naturally occurring water vapor contributes 95%.
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.
You first, Terrance Gerlach, of the U.S. Geological Survey.
Are you sitting down?
*Okay, heres 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.
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.
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.
But do send it to Romney.
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.
So if everybody had a coughing fit it would be like Mt. Pinatubo erupting?
Yet another agency that needs to be defunded.
Well...ya know....MOTHER EARTH does have RIGHTS....see this...
http://pwccc.wordpress.com/ (thanks to another freeper)
Just ponder a simultaneous emission of farts in the six billion range!
Does that include plowing the ground to grow food? Probably. Anything to inflate their statistics.
Neon, Helium, Krypton
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
Liberals spew mega-tons of putrid bile and pure garbage daily.
Naw, only liberals spew that much pollution into the air. It’s time to ban liberals.
You’re so wrong. It’s 90% of all statistics are made up out of whole cloth.
writing crappy article for Yahoo: 18 Billion metric tons of carbon
Would they rather it be the other way around?
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.
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