How much CO2 do humans exhale every y...

How much CO2 do humans exhale every year?

Created by John Monroe on May 24, 2008

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John Monroe

Roy, WA

#1 May 26, 2008
Did that 2 ton answer come from rectal extraction, the usual mehtod of global warming alarmists?
Cthulhu_

Swansea, UK

#2 May 26, 2008
The carbon we breathe out is countered by an equal amount of carbon extracted from the air a few years previously by the food we eat.

Hence why humans (and all other animals) breathing out over thousands of years doesn't cause the co2 level to rise:
http://www-das.uwyo.edu/~geerts/cwx/notes/cha...
JRS

Oak Creek, WI

#3 May 26, 2008
Cthulhu_ wrote:
The carbon we breathe out is countered by an equal amount of carbon extracted from the air a few years previously by the food we eat.
Hence why humans (and all other animals) breathing out over thousands of years doesn't cause the co2 level to rise:
http://www-das.uwyo.edu/~geerts/cwx/notes/cha...
Thank you you Cthulhu for thinking it through.

Let me get what you say straight:
The principle is that carbon we produce from burning fossil fuels is "countered by an equal amount of carbon extracted from the air a few years previously by the" carbon plants and animals that died to make the fossil fuel.

"Hence why humans (and all other animals) breathing out over thousands of years doesn't cause the co2 level to rise:"

Awesome! I guess there is nothing to the obviously flawed AGW crisis after all. Thank you you Cthulhu for thinking it through.
Cthulhu_

Swansea, UK

#4 May 26, 2008
JRS wrote:
Let me get what you say straight:
The principle is that carbon we produce from burning fossil fuels is "countered by an equal amount of carbon extracted from the air a few MILLION years previously by the" carbon plants and animals that died to make the fossil fuel.
I added a critical word in, upper cased.
John Monroe

United States

#5 May 28, 2008
Cthulhu_ wrote:
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I added a critical word in, upper cased.
You've lost me. Why does the amount of time passed alter your equation?
Global warming is shit

Canberra, Australia

#6 Jul 14, 2008
for all you morons out there who believe in GW probably don't even know the % of CO2 in the atmosphere, which makes you stupid sheep, who will also believe the sky is falling, and the true believers should be out there fighting all the bushfires that put more CO2 into the atmosphere than man or beast ever will.
Mr Giblets

India

#7 Jul 16, 2008
Cthulhu_ wrote:
The carbon we breathe out is countered by an equal amount of carbon extracted from the air a few years previously by the food we eat.
Hence why humans (and all other animals) breathing out over thousands of years doesn't cause the co2 level to rise:
http://www-das.uwyo.edu/~geerts/cwx/notes/cha...
then why did temperatures rise before the Industrial revolution? are you saying that CO2 is NOT a cause of warming in all cases?
Karpy

Norridgewock, ME

#8 Aug 14, 2008
John Monroe wrote:
Did that 2 ton answer come from rectal extraction, the usual mehtod of global warming alarmists?
Rectal "extraction" is incorrect, but it is a factor in Global Warming . A more accurate way of describing the physical act of this contributing factor to planet ending, life destroying action would be "Rectal Expulsion". We have all heard about how cows expel tons of carbon every minute. Thanks to the evil right wing media and oil companies, we do not hear about the Megatons of earth destroying Carbon in the form of killer Methane Gas that roars forth from the anuses of humans every day of the year. Yes, its true, the New York Times and Dick Cheney do not want you to know that Methane kills life on earth starting with most helpless, adorable species first. People in the 1800's are known to have enjoyed the sight of cute bunny rabbits and colorful, exotic birds sipping honey on a daily basis. How many Bunnies and colorful birds have seen today? None, you say? Its because Methane, fresh and hot from our anuses, has murdered them. There is a way to stop this killer gas now, but first the right wing media must admit the problem. A respirator cartridge, mush like those worn by professional industrial painters, can be adapted to fit into the anal orifice. When the evil gas comes squealing, squirting, screaming and erupting beyond the sphincter, this device will capture the offending volume, filter it, and change it into a pleasant smelling gas that harms nothing. But it today at WWW.analcorrection.ba rackorgasm
John Monroe

United States

#9 Aug 24, 2008
Karpy wrote:
<quoted text>
Rectal "extraction" is incorrect, but it is a factor in Global Warming . A more accurate way of describing the physical act of this contributing factor to planet ending, life destroying action would be "Rectal Expulsion". We have all heard about how cows expel tons of carbon every minute. Thanks to the evil right wing media and oil companies, we do not hear about the Megatons of earth destroying Carbon in the form of killer Methane Gas that roars forth from the anuses of humans every day of the year. Yes, its true, the New York Times and Dick Cheney do not want you to know that Methane kills life on earth starting with most helpless, adorable species first. People in the 1800's are known to have enjoyed the sight of cute bunny rabbits and colorful, exotic birds sipping honey on a daily basis. How many Bunnies and colorful birds have seen today? None, you say? Its because Methane, fresh and hot from our anuses, has murdered them. There is a way to stop this killer gas now, but first the right wing media must admit the problem. A respirator cartridge, mush like those worn by professional industrial painters, can be adapted to fit into the anal orifice. When the evil gas comes squealing, squirting, screaming and erupting beyond the sphincter, this device will capture the offending volume, filter it, and change it into a pleasant smelling gas that harms nothing. But it today at WWW.analcorrection.ba rackorgasm
:)
wayne white

United States

#10 Jun 29, 2009
If people cause global warming let's cut the number of people! Make no more than two babies per family...that's "Hace no mas de dos ninos"
neighbour

High River, Canada

#11 Jul 2, 2009
John Monroe wrote:
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You've lost me. Why does the amount of time passed alter your equation?
You get lost easily. Let me help you out.

Case#1: You bring home two steaks a week and eat two steaks a week.

Case#2: You have a freezer full of steaks. Each week you thaw and eat two, and buy two more.

Case#3: Once a year you empty your freezer onto the kitchen table and refill it with another year's supply of steaks.

The math works out the same. Only the timing has changed.
truthist

Zephyrhills, FL

#12 Jul 7, 2009
wayne white wrote:
Make no more than two babies per family...that's "Hace no mas de dos ninos"
How many have you made already? More than two?
truthist

Zephyrhills, FL

#13 Jul 7, 2009
neighbour wrote:
<quoted text>
Case#1: You bring home two steaks a week and eat two steaks a week.
This does not require freezing. Thus it represents the lowest carbon footprint.
<quoted text>
Case#2: You have a freezer full of steaks. Each week you thaw and eat two, and buy two more.
This is wrong way to behave. Assuming that you are running the freezer just to eat nonfresh, i.e. frozen and thawed steak every week. You are wasting electricty. As a punishment you eat nonfresh steak every week.
<quoted text>
Case#3: Once a year you empty your freezer onto the kitchen table and refill it with another year's supply of steaks.
Does anybody do this? Tell them to stop it. They should just kill a cow and eat the whole animal once a year. A big party!
<quoted text>
The math works out the same. Only the timing has changed.
No, not at all. Read above.
LOL

Houston, TX

#14 Jul 7, 2009
Who cares, Cap n Trade is a F R A U D !
jlizard

Kutztown, PA

#15 Jul 17, 2009
Cthulhu_ wrote:
The carbon we breathe out is countered by an equal amount of carbon extracted from the air a few years previously by the food we eat.
Hence why humans (and all other animals) breathing out over thousands of years doesn't cause the co2 level to rise:
http://www-das.uwyo.edu/~geerts/cwx/notes/cha...
Look up the cause-and-effect that stromatolites had over several hundred thousand years.

The oxygen that they "exhaled" altered the atmosphere severely.
LOL

Houston, TX

#16 Jul 17, 2009
Who cares? I dont.
and

Houston, TX

#17 Jul 17, 2009
How much CO2 one tree takes out? in an hour? Bet the "green scamers" don't know or care because this whole racket is about money.
JRS

Oak Creek, WI

#18 Jul 17, 2009
and wrote:
How much CO2 one tree takes out? in an hour? Bet the "green scamers" don't know or care because this whole racket is about money.
They don't care about CO2. Just money and power. That is why Obama Burned 9,000 Gallons of Jet Fuel for One Earth Day Speech
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/200...

Anyway some insight- How much CO2 one tree takes out?

NASA

Leaving aside for a moment the deforestation and other land cover changes that continue to accompany an ever-growing human population, the last two decades of the twentieth century were a good time to be a plant on planet Earth.

When scientists talk about productivity they are specifically talking about how much carbon ends up stored in the living biomass—roots, trunks, and leaves of plants—after they tally up carbon gains through photosynthesis and carbon losses through respiration. This tally of gains minus losses is called “net primary production.”

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Glo...

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Carbon Dioxide (Co2) Enrichment
Air Fertilization

The Importance of Carbon Dioxide (Co2)
for Healthy Plant Growth

CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2)
IMPROVES PLANT GROWTH AND QUALITY
Research has shown that in most cases rate of plant growth under otherwise identical growing conditions is directly related to carbon dioxide concentration.

The amount of carbon dioxide a plant requires to grow may vary from plant to plant, but tests show that most plants will stop growing when the CO2 level decreases below 150 ppm. Even at 220 ppm, a slow-down in plant growth is significantly noticeable.

Colorado State University conducted tests

with carnations and other flowers in controlled CO2 atmospheres ranging from 200 to 550 ppm. The higher CO2 concentrations significantly increased the rate of formation of dry plant matter, total flower yield and market value.

http://homeharvest.com/carbondioxideenrichmen...
neighbour

High River, Canada

#19 Jul 17, 2009
truthist wrote:
<quoted text>This does not require freezing. Thus it represents the lowest carbon footprint.
<quoted text>This is wrong way to behave. Assuming that you are running the freezer just to eat nonfresh, i.e. frozen and thawed steak every week. You are wasting electricty. As a punishment you eat nonfresh steak every week.
<quoted text>Does anybody do this? Tell them to stop it. They should just kill a cow and eat the whole animal once a year. A big party!
<quoted text>No, not at all. Read above.
You completely missed my point. I was responding to John Munro, re: posts 3, 4 and 5.
truthist

Zephyrhills, FL

#20 Jul 17, 2009
neighbour wrote:
<quoted text>
You completely missed my point. I was responding to John Munro, re: posts 3, 4 and 5.
Actually, you inspired me. Thanks.

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