Is Daveshorts responsible for climate change?

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Is Daveshorts responsible for climate change?
« on: 08/08/2007 13:53:58 »
Is Daveshorts responsible for climate change? We have all seen or heard him, ask us to make volcanoes, fire extinguishes and such like. All of them releasing Co2, i think he is reckless and only doing it so he can wear his shorts all year round  [;)].

Aherm, seriously. Say just one of us built a volcano, mixed our vinegar and baking soda, and had a lovely eruption. How much Co2 would we be releasing? What if the whole population of the UK did this at the same time?
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« Reply #1 on: 08/08/2007 16:23:59 »
Is Daveshorts responsible for climate change? We have all seen or heard him, ask us to make volcanoes, fire extinguishes and such like. All of them releasing Co2, i think he is reckless and only doing it so he can wear his shorts all year round  [;)].

Aherm, seriously. Say just one of use built a volcano, mixed our vinegar and baking soda, and had a lovely eruption. How much Co2 would we be releasing? What if the whole population of the UK did this at the same time?

I'd take out shares in a vinegar factory! 
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« Reply #2 on: 08/08/2007 17:01:28 »
You could always carbon trade by holding your breath for a few minutes each day :)

In fact if the whole population of the UK were to hold their breath just for a total of five minutes everyday think what good we could do for the enviroment

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« Reply #3 on: 08/08/2007 17:40:10 »
You could always carbon trade by holding your breath for a few minutes each day :)

In fact if the whole population of the UK were to hold their breath just for a total of five minutes everyday think what good we could do for the enviroment

If my ex-wife was to never cook again, that would do a lot more good.
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« Reply #4 on: 08/08/2007 20:32:01 »
I have a very small carbon footprint, down here in Kent we get carbon free nuclear electric imported from France
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« Reply #5 on: 08/08/2007 21:46:15 »
How does a science question get relegated to chat?

Aherm, seriously. Say just one of us built a volcano, mixed our vinegar and baking soda, and had a lovely eruption. How much Co2 would we be releasing? What if the whole population of the UK did this at the same time?


I have a very small carbon footprint, down here in Kent we get carbon free nuclear electric imported from France

Is nuclear power carbon-free?
Not according to Dr Uwe Fritsche, a researcher at the Íko Institut in Darmstadt, Germany, who says there's no such thing as carbon-free power.

A big 1,250 megawatt plant produces the equivalent of 250,000 tons of carbon dioxide a year during its life, he says. Its does better than coal- and gas-fired turbines but in reality, a lot of Co2 is produced in setting up the plant, mining the uranium ore it requires and in operating it.

So it seems that when its life-cycle cost of reducing Co2 emissions is compared with other energy alternatives, nuclear power may not fare as well in the global warming equation. There are suggestions that improving a nation's energy efficiency would produce far less Co2 than a new nuclear plant.


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« Reply #6 on: 09/08/2007 11:15:30 »
If we are talking personal carbon footprints fron our own domestic use, using figures from my last electricity bill. I only use an average of 2.5 KWH per day, that is a pretty low figure.