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Kerosene Lamps Identified as Big Source of Black Carbon
Science Daily ^ | 11-28-12 | unattributed

Posted on 11/30/2012 7:36:25 PM PST by dynachrome

The primary source of light for more than a billion people in developing nations is also churning out black carbon at levels previously overlooked in greenhouse gas estimates, according to a new study led by researchers at UC Berkeley and the University of Illinois.

Results from field and lab tests found that 7 to 9 percent of the kerosene in wick lamps -- used for light in 250-300 million households without electricity -- is converted to black carbon when burned. In comparison, only half of 1 percent of the emissions from burning wood is converted to black carbon.

Factoring in the new study results leads to a twenty-fold increase in estimates of black carbon emissions from kerosene-fueled lighting. The previous estimates come from established databases used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and others. One kilogram of black carbon, a byproduct of incomplete combustion and an important greenhouse gas, produces as much warming in a month as 700 kilograms of carbon dioxide does over 100 years, the authors said

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climate; globullwarming; kerosene; lamps
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Well, obviously, dangerous kerosene lamps need to be banned. Glo-bull warming is YOUR fault for using kerosene lamps. The gov't will take care of you. No need to prep for anything.
1 posted on 11/30/2012 7:36:42 PM PST by dynachrome
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Kartographer

globullwarming/prepper ping


2 posted on 11/30/2012 7:37:47 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

Generator owners = infrastructure opt out brigands

Kerosene lamp lighters = global warming splittists


3 posted on 11/30/2012 7:39:39 PM PST by gaijin
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To: dynachrome; All


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4 posted on 11/30/2012 7:39:39 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: dynachrome

hey let’s just put EVERYONE in the time before OG... time before fire.

Jesus I’m getting sicker of this by the minute.


5 posted on 11/30/2012 7:39:53 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: dynachrome

How many people have even heard of “black carbon”?


6 posted on 11/30/2012 7:40:59 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: dynachrome

Aren’t they the best source of buckyballs?


7 posted on 11/30/2012 7:41:39 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: dynachrome

Note to self. Hoard kerosene now instead of rice.


8 posted on 11/30/2012 7:42:03 PM PST by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: dynachrome

who cares?????


9 posted on 11/30/2012 7:43:33 PM PST by terycarl
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To: dynachrome

They really do want us to freeze to death in the dark.


10 posted on 11/30/2012 7:45:47 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: dynachrome

During the late 40s and early 50s there was no electricity in rural NW Florida. I remember we had kerosene lanterns. Only a few years later Kerosene lanterns were so worthless that an auctioneer in Panama City could not give one away.

He finally told the crowd he would pay someone 25 cents to take it. This would have been around 1953. I raised my hand but a man did too. He probably would not have sold it to a six year old anyhow tho I doubt if sold is the right word.


11 posted on 11/30/2012 7:46:59 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: SpaceBar

kerosene baaaaaad, solar panels gooooood.


12 posted on 11/30/2012 7:47:16 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

Please note, the study did not mention lamp oil, which burns cleaner than kerosene. It’s also easier on your wicks. And Aladdin lamps are the way to go...no pumping and very little noise (man, I hate the sound of a Coleman lamp!)


13 posted on 11/30/2012 7:48:25 PM PST by blu
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To: dynachrome

OMG, The sky is going to fall because of this????/ I better go warn everyone!!!!


14 posted on 11/30/2012 7:49:27 PM PST by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: higgmeister

...not to be confused with “BOCCE BALLS!”


15 posted on 11/30/2012 7:50:53 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: GeronL
How many people have even heard of “black carbon”?

I've heard of "carbon black" which the writer should have written if not clueless.

16 posted on 11/30/2012 7:56:16 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: blu

“lamp oil, which burns cleaner than kerosene”

yup, but price and utility lead me to kerosene as a backup. multiple uses, though the odor is annoying.


17 posted on 11/30/2012 7:56:38 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: GeronL

” - - - How many people have even heard of “black carbon”? - - - “

I am utterly stunned that you have broken the PC Rule that prohibits using the “b” word as a modifier to carbon.

What will the MSNBC-Moms do when their preppy children notice pure Carbon on the carved Liberal smiling lips of their “Holiday” pumpkins?

“Darker than night” might be a good substitute for the “b” word.


18 posted on 11/30/2012 7:57:49 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: dynachrome

Anyone remember the USMC technique for sight blacking?


19 posted on 11/30/2012 8:04:35 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: dynachrome

Another thing to be amazed they had to do a study over. Anyone fool can just burn a kerosene lamp and see the black carbon soot stains form after a while with their naked eyes. What do they think happens when you burn organic, carbon based chemicals?


20 posted on 11/30/2012 8:05:10 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: dynachrome

“black carbon”

You’re a racist and a Hater.


21 posted on 11/30/2012 8:07:27 PM PST by gotribe
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To: dynachrome

If the Third World is poisoning the air with this much dangerous global warming pollution, they owe us billions of dollars for Environmental Justice. Pronto.


22 posted on 11/30/2012 8:07:37 PM PST by DBrow
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To: dynachrome

I’ve been meaning to get some lamps......


23 posted on 11/30/2012 8:09:32 PM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: dynachrome

Easily fixed. Just price kerosene beyond their reach, and let them sit in the dark or go to bed early.


24 posted on 11/30/2012 8:10:58 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: Boogieman; All

“Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning” (cuts down on the soot, haha)

Hot Tuna, live, with Papa John Creach on the fiddle. 1972

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skvvBj2-wkg


25 posted on 11/30/2012 8:13:06 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

Well, obviously they can’t use those dangerous light bulbs.

Maybe if they could burn mercury in their open flame lamps?


26 posted on 11/30/2012 8:13:35 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: gotribe

The politically correct term is “White Carbon”.


27 posted on 11/30/2012 8:18:46 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: RobinOfKingston

Hey yeah, call it “Quality family time”. Just like unemployment and storms that knock out power for days!


28 posted on 11/30/2012 8:21:00 PM PST by jughandle
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To: dynachrome

We must buy solar powered LED lanterns for everyone. ( make sure they’re made by GE )


29 posted on 11/30/2012 8:34:21 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: dynachrome

JORMA!


30 posted on 11/30/2012 8:43:16 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: Graewoulf

lol

bump


31 posted on 11/30/2012 8:46:47 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: gotribe

“black carbon”

You’re a racist and a Hater.

Yes, the preferred term now is, Carbon-American.


32 posted on 11/30/2012 9:10:41 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: GeronL
Black carbon, carbon black or ‘lamp black’. Whichever way you want to say it it is one of the best ways to eliminate the glare from the sun on the ‘iron’ sights of your rifle or handgun to ensure a perfect sight picture. A field expedient method used when the finish is degraded. Burning any carbon based product will do although I would recommend a swab dipped in isopropyl alcohol, a sulfurous match or butane lighter flame when lacking lamp or gun oil.

Cheers preppers.

33 posted on 11/30/2012 9:21:24 PM PST by chulaivn66 (Semper Fidelis)
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To: Gaffer

Post #33.


34 posted on 11/30/2012 9:26:43 PM PST by chulaivn66 (Semper Fidelis)
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To: dynachrome

Except if they are Abound (Government) panels.

http://resourcefulearth.org/2012/10/04/solar-panels-that-catch-fire-when-exposed-to-the-sun/

Wonder if solar panels produce carbon while they are on fire.


35 posted on 11/30/2012 9:39:11 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: GeronL

Well, these days it’s usually called “Carbon of Color.”


36 posted on 11/30/2012 9:58:36 PM PST by Flatus I. Maximus (Subvert. Obstruct. Overthrow. Obama.)
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To: dynachrome

How do they know soot from this source gets anywhere high enough in the atmosphere to do squat?


37 posted on 11/30/2012 11:19:19 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

off topic question

how does one click and find a specific freepers posts ?


38 posted on 11/30/2012 11:20:54 PM PST by advertising guy (and as far as the Cookie Monster, was it really cookies ?)
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To: advertising guy

click the freeper’s name then look at “in forum”


39 posted on 11/30/2012 11:25:56 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

thx


40 posted on 11/30/2012 11:30:13 PM PST by advertising guy (and as far as the Cookie Monster, was it really cookies ?)
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To: mykroar

Our local Walmart can’t keep kerosene lamps in stock, and the wicks sell out fast as well. I just sent them an e-mail asking them to sell the replacement chimneys like they used to do.


41 posted on 12/01/2012 12:58:14 AM PST by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: chulaivn66; GeronL

It’s also the main ingredient of India ink without which we artists would surely go mad.

It’s completely non-toxic so I can’t see the Big Deal, here.

:)


42 posted on 12/01/2012 2:45:40 AM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: DBrow

“If the Third World is poisoning the air with this much dangerous global warming pollution...”

Actually they do - much more than the U.S. does. Still - it won’t affect the climate. While the U.S. and other modern nation’s citizens, and I suppose some leaders, really “believe” in man-made warming, I think the REAL leaders know it is a ruse.

But a good ruse to use to bring America and other modern countries down a notch or two. Or three or more.

Out of control coal seam fires in China put out more CO2 in a year than all of America’s cars and trucks do. And more and more coal seam fires happen all the time over there. (And they don’t/can’t be put out).


43 posted on 12/01/2012 3:00:00 AM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: SpaceBar
They really do want us to freeze to death in the dark.

WIN!

44 posted on 12/01/2012 3:27:16 AM PST by Tax-chick (Are you getting ready for the Advent Kitteh?)
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To: GeronL

Give me a break, it’s SOOT people. Next thing we know silicon dioxide (aka sand) will be declared hazardous.


45 posted on 12/01/2012 4:01:25 AM PST by STYRO (Do not accept unconstitutional government as legitimate government.)
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To: dynachrome
And lampblack (elemental carbon) affects global warming and the 'greenhouse' effect, just how?

If they really want to account for new sources, maybe they should consider all the excess carbon dioxide they produce braying about Global Warming, Climate Change, whatever.

If they only banned high tides, sea level rise would not be a threat. (Let 'em mull that over.)

Gee. Maybe they could repeal the Law of Gravity while they are at it.

46 posted on 12/01/2012 4:09:53 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: GeronL
How many people have even heard of “black carbon”?

How many people know that without "black carbon", there would be no shiny diamonds?

47 posted on 12/01/2012 4:54:05 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: dynachrome

To steal and paraphrase a line from Bogey... “There are places in Africa even the left might not want to try and control”.

LLS


48 posted on 12/01/2012 5:27:36 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: dynachrome

In today’s PC enviornment, I’m confused about whether or not your article’s head line is either “Racist” for mentioning ‘Black carbon’ as distincet from other types of carbon. OR if it is “racist” because it should refer to African-American Carbon, since ‘black’ is a racist and out of date term?

Please advise.


49 posted on 12/01/2012 8:37:57 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: dynachrome
In case there is somebody who hasn't figured it out yet, the ultimate goal of the enviro-misanthropes is to kill off 90% of the world's population so they can live in the Walden paradise they deserve.

See also "UN Agenda 21."

50 posted on 12/01/2012 8:43:34 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Labor unions are the Communist Party of the USA.)
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