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.

O Tempo, O Morae!

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