atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#797: Eco-nonsense

From Nautical Dawn I got the link to this page which offers to help you calculate your "carbon footprint".

The score for my household:

"Don't worry, there's a lot you can do to reduce your climate impact."

Oh, rest assured, I am not worried.

The world average carbon emissions per person is 5.5 tons per year. Let's do the math, shall we?

The total annual carbon budget of the atmosphere is 206.5 billion tons. Of that, 6.5 billion tons come from man-made sources. Divide 6.5 billion by six billion and you don't get 5.5 tons. You get 1.083 tons.

5.5 tons per person would be thirty-three billion tons, which is about six times the emissions from man-made sources.

By the way, these figures come from Michael Ernst and Skee Houghton of the Woods Hole Research Center:

...which is not exactly a shill for "Big Oil", if you get my drift.

End result: more stupid eco-doomsaying from stupid eco-nuts.

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