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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Thought for Thanksgiving

  1. The atmospheres of Mars, Venus, and primeval Earth are/were 95% carbon dioxide.
  2. On Earth, photosynthesis (the opposite of fire) bootstrapped most of this to Life
  3. All of life and most of its products [cloth, wood, meat, plastics] are made from carbon dioxide, ultimately from photosynthesis.
  4. Of the earth’s crust, only 0.15% consists of carbon. Of the atmosphere, only 0.04% consists of CO2.
Therefore, when we give thanks for nearly anything, we are giving thanks for CO2. Reducing CO2 means, ultimately, reducing Life.

7 comments:

  1. Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving.

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  2. <3

    Now have "celebrate life" stuck in my head. (Can't find the singer, think his name was Steve or something similar.)

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  3. Good thing there wasn't anybody around to tell those early cyanobacteria about all the harmful gas they were producing, and warn them that, if they kept it up, it would cause catastrophic climate change and mass extinctions. So we got snowball earth, probably a huge reduction in anaerobic life - and, ultimately, us. Which is a bad thing only if you hate people, and who would do that?

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  4. The thing is not to get rid of CO2, but to reduce it from the atmosphere and put it into things like turkeys and stuffings, and other stuff worth giving thanks for.

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  6. Reducing life, specifically human life, has always been the goal of the radical environmentalists. Two legs bad, four legs good.

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving. But chemicals are not good or evil, or even always beneficial or always harmful. Rather, in some places and some concentrations they are beneficial, and in other places and different concentrations they are harmful. Rain is needed for crops to grow, but too much rain can cause floods and drownings.

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