[Coral-List] Climate Change

Ruben van Hooidonk ruben.van.hooidonk at noaa.gov
Thu Nov 3 14:21:33 EDT 2016


Here are the numbers provided by USGS:

Volcanoes emit about 200 million tonnes of CO2 a year, the global fossil fuel CO2 emissions for 2003 emitted more than 26.8 billion tonnes. Thus, not only does volcanic CO2 not dwarf that of human activity, it actually comprises less than 1 percent of that value.

We need to to decarbonize our economies now so nature can take its course!


Glad I could clear that up.

> On Nov 2, 2016, at 2:37 PM, Bill Raymond <billraymond10 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Regarding climate change, a few years ago I looked up in a USGS website the contribution of greenhouse gases contributed to the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels compared to volcanoes, and it was 6/200 billion tons. I don't see that any more but I noticed in the IPCC just about the opposite figures, phrased differently. I can't help but wonder why it is such a political issue. I say let nature take its course. 
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