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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:08 pm    Post subject: Greenhouse gases hit record high - Run! Run! Reply with quote

The latest "shocker"...
ED

The latest from the BBC.
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Greenhouse gases hit record high

Levels in the atmosphere of the heat-trapping greenhouse gases blamed for climate change hit a record high last year, a UN agency has announced.

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said levels were likely to keep rising unless emissions were slashed.

The atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide rose by about half a percent last year, according to the body.

"There is no sign that N2O and CO2 are starting to level off," the WMO's Geir Braathen told reporters.

"It looks like it will just continue like this for the foreseeable future."

Scientists say the accumulation of such gases - generated by burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas - traps the Sun's rays and causes global temperatures to rise.

This is expected to lead to melting of polar ice caps and glaciers, rising sea levels and extreme weather such as storms and floods.

The WMO said quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) were measured at 379.1 parts per million (ppm), up 0.53% from 377.1 ppm in 2004.

Concentrations of nitrous oxide (N2O), another key greenhouse gas, reached 319.2 ppm in 2005, an annual increase of 0.2%, the bulletin added.

The trend of growing emissions from industry, transport and power generation is set to continue despite an international agreement to cap emissions, the UN agency warned.

"To really make CO2 level off we will need more drastic measures than are in the Kyoto Protocol today," Geir Braathen, a senior scientist at the WMO explained.

"Every human being on this globe should think about how much CO2 he or she emits and try to do something about that," he said.


The latest data were gathered from monitoring stations, ships and aircraft around the world and are published in the WMO's second annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6114250.stm

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Greenhouse gases hit record high - Run! Run! Reply with quote

elbowdeep wrote:
The latest "shocker"...
ED



"Every human being on this globe should think about how much CO2 he or she emits and try to do something about that," he said.




like STOP breathing ?!
I knew a while back that they will be playing global warming scare.

hopefully (crossing with both hands and i am not even religious) sheeple are not THAT stupid!
right?!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It won't be long before the people are guilted into these scheme...

Save the planet,
Kill yourself.

(& make sure your friend puts your body in the curbside green bin)

http://www.toronto.ca/greenbin/card.htm

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What goes in the Green Bin?

* Fruits, vegetable scraps
* Meat, shellfish, fish products
* Pasta, bread, cereal
* Dairy products, egg shells
* Coffee grounds, filters, tea bags
* Soiled paper towels, tissues
* Soiled paper food packaging: fast food paper packaging, ice cream boxes, muffin paper, flour and sugar bags
* Paper coffee cups, paper plates
* Candies, cookies, cake
* Baking ingredients, herbs, spices
* Household plants, including soil
* Diapers, sanitary products
* Animal waste, bedding (e.g. from bird/hamster cages), kitty litter
* Pet food


For some reason, I'm a little disturbed with people concentrating every bit of bio-hazerdous waste at the end of their driveways, and leaving it there for the unfortunate garbage/recycling dude to pick it up.

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