View Full Version : Guess the Source of 20% of World's Greenhouse Gases?
02-03-2008, 04:13 PM
One not so obvious man-made activity causes 20% of the worldwide greenhouse gases.
Once you know the answer, it's worse considering the benefit of what we are losing.
Do you know what it is?
Answer on Monday.
02-03-2008, 06:09 PM
I know I feel guilty every time I eat a can of beans for contributing.
02-03-2008, 06:32 PM
Insufficiently cooked beans?
02-03-2008, 06:35 PM
So far, none of he above
02-03-2008, 06:46 PM
02-03-2008, 07:48 PM
Raising animals for the eating of meat.
02-03-2008, 08:20 PM
Raising animals for the eating of meat.No, possibly what they did not the land first.
Answer in a News Article Monday.
02-03-2008, 09:47 PM
Please tell me it's not something useless, like burning off (flaring?) natural gas at the oil pumps...
02-03-2008, 09:54 PM
Please tell me it's not something useless, like burning off (flaring?) natural gas at the oil pumps...Not that, but it is something burning.
02-03-2008, 09:55 PM
Landfill/garbage disposal maybe?
02-03-2008, 10:32 PM
No.... Not rainforests...
02-03-2008, 10:46 PM
Underground coal fires started by humans who can't figure out how to put them out?
It's been estimated that the uncontrolled underground coal fires in China produce more Co2 than all vehicles in the USA.:mad:
02-03-2008, 10:49 PM
Slash and burn agriculture?
For a second guess I'll pick rice paddy methane.
02-03-2008, 11:14 PM
02-04-2008, 03:22 AM
First, I just want to say that I really don't like the statistic. "Greenhouse gases" is extremely unclear. All of the gases in our atmosphere have some type of atmospheric effect on the overall temperature. Also, do you count really horrible nasty gases like cloro-floro-carbons more than other gases? How do you define a "greenhouse gas."? If you're looking at CO2, then thinking from the top of my mind the big sources are:
02-04-2008, 03:37 AM
Burning down rainforest all over the rain-forest belt that surronds the earth.
Not to mention in the same regions draining swampland areas that contain several feet/meters of organic material that instead of being covered by water now get in contact with air and starts to rot (=bacteria convert it to CO2), and not to mention that the whole of siberia is on it's way to start 'boiling', as the permafrost leave the ground and same bacteria start to grow on the plant material there that has accumulated under the ground for zillions of years...
We are in deep ****.
02-04-2008, 07:16 AM
02-04-2008, 09:00 AM
The answer: Rain Forests Fall at 'Alarming' Rate (http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8611)
02-04-2008, 06:11 PM
Oh, that must be why people always yap about saving the rain forest.
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