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climatechange [2012/01/18 12:10]
mike
climatechange [2012/01/20 07:55]
mike
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-I thought I'd try going through high school chemistry equations to at least show that even if we haven'​t been causing global warming, we're certainly causing an increase in CO2 levels. +This is a test of the math2 plugin for dokuwiki.  ​For the real articlecheck the one done using the math plugin
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-Gasoline ​is mostly octane with some other hydrocarbons or alcohols mixed in.  ​"​mostly"​ means about 90%and those other hydrocarbons and alcohol burn almost ​the same way.  When octane is burned, this happens: +
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-<​m>​(1) </​m><​m>​ C_{8}H_{18} + 17O_{2} right 8CO_{2} + 9H_{2}O </​m>​ +
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-So 1 molecule octane produces 8 molecules carbon dioxide and 9 molecules water. +
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 So my one car for 10 years has raised the CO2 levels to dangerous amounts for almost 1% of a square km of atmosphere. So my one car for 10 years has raised the CO2 levels to dangerous amounts for almost 1% of a square km of atmosphere.
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-  * Multiply that by millions of cars over decades. 
-  * Add industry. 
-  * Burn trees. 
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-How could it be even conceivable that humans are not raising CO2 levels?