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2013-01-25 10:57:44 AM  
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Mitch Taylor's Bro: Tatterdemalian: glass_ibis: So it would be sequestered out of the biosphere for what, 18 hours?

Yep, like biofuels.

/don't question the science, denier, or we will sacrifice you to the gods of atheism next
//if there was an afterlife, we could generate unlimited clean energy by harnessing Darwin's spinning corpse

Pretty sure biofuels aren't supposed to do anything to slow global warming.


Actually, they do.

The carbon in the biofuel cycle goes like this: atmospheric CO2 -> starch in plant -> feedstock in fermenter -> ethanol/biodiesel -> combustion in engine ->atmospheric CO2

Regular gasoline goes like this: entombed petroleum inside of the earth -> cracked in a refinery into hexane/octane -> combustion in engine - atmospheric CO2

So biofuels are recycling existing atmospheric CO2 while fossil fuels are adding MORE, which we kind of don't want.
2013-01-25 12:18:49 PM  
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Tatterdemalian: Well, sure... if you don't mind having to downsize both your population and your standard of living to pre-industrial levels.


Hey, look,it's that slippery-slope strawman again. It's sad to see people so invested in dinojuice that they can't think around its limitations.
2013-01-25 12:17:42 PM  
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In other news, plants already take CO2 and convert it to plant matter, and emit oxygen.

More CO2 means plants would grow faster, and since there are 7 billion+ people in the world and most are very hungry, I call that a good idea indeed..

More global warming would also result in longer growing seasons, more crops planted in northern latitudes, and more rainfall due to increased ocean water evaporation.

Melting the polar icecap would shorten navigation routes between Asia and Europe, and create prosperity by increasing trade.

Maybe we ought to clue the "warmers" in on Hapgood's theory of Pole Shift, that would REALLY freak them out!
2013-01-25 11:10:02 AM  
1 votes:
More proof that CO2 is NOT a pollutant
2013-01-25 10:51:32 AM  
1 votes:
We just had our 2nd freezing rain in 2 days. Fark stopping global warming. Lets heat this place up

/think bikinis, bikinis everywhere
2013-01-25 10:49:27 AM  
1 votes:
No. No. No.

Controlling greenhouse gases can ONLY stifle innovation and hurt the economy. Everyone knows that!
2013-01-25 10:47:02 AM  
1 votes:

glass_ibis: So it would be sequestered out of the biosphere for what, 18 hours?


Yep, like biofuels.

/don't question the science, denier, or we will sacrifice you to the gods of atheism next
//if there was an afterlife, we could generate unlimited clean energy by harnessing Darwin's spinning corpse
2013-01-25 10:31:57 AM  
1 votes:
So it would be sequestered out of the biosphere for what, 18 hours?
2013-01-25 10:10:30 AM  
1 votes:
Science, you have my attention!
 
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