Originally Posted by f-e
Sheeple believe what they are told. TV. Spoken word. Books. It's all spoon fed. The optimistic sheep choose to believe everything will be fine, the moment somebody suggests it could be so. The vast majority of us are optimistic sheeple. Going around saying everything is fine.
Weakness in STEM is one of the things that turn people into non-thinkers.
A formula that almost everybody was exposed to high school chemistry, describes CO2 formation -
Pressure, Volume, n= number of moles, R is a gas constant, T is temp.
Industrial needs leads us (people) to burn about 1 cubic mile of coal a year, and 1 cubic mile or oil.
Of course, the coal is in Solid form & the oil is in liquid form & then refined. The CO2 is in gas form. 1 cubic mile of coal, and oil, when burned ... well holy moly, that is about 200 cubic miles of CO2. Every year, mixed into the bigger atmosphere.
Long story short, plants have as much CO2, without supplementation, as I used to give my plants in the early 90's, with supplementation.
The unfortunate way that that affects many of us is, Wildfire.
When I bought a flat of about 180 baby pine, Doug Fir, and cedar trees from the BLM, the tree scientist was very sure to caution me about my plans.
I was talking about giving the trees compost and watering them extra.
He pointed out that that creates a danger, since the plant grows bigger with the extra food & water.
Then, mid-summer, it runs smack into a wall moisture wise, and becomes a dry super-flammable thing. Especially the Cedar.
Anyway, the extra CO2 ties in to what the BLM guy was trying to warn me about when I talked about giving his baby trees compost and Cannabis-type attention.
Did the math for the volume of the atmosphere.
Roughly, 3 Billion Cubic Miles. Calc. was based on 15 miles of atmosphere with even pressure - obviously simplified.
4/3 pi R R R
1.33 x 3.14 x 4000 x 4000 x 4000
vs. 1.33 x 3.14 (4015 4015 4015 - 4000 4000 4000)
64722703375 - 64000000000
3018153834.675 cubic miles
3 Billion Cubic Miles of Gas.