Wednesday, April 04, 2007

CO2: Look to China, India--but Not Their Power Plants

Here's a newsbite you won't get from the MSM:

The Chinese fires also make a big, hidden contribution to global warming through the greenhouse effect, scientists said. Each year they release 360 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, as much as all the cars and light trucks in the United States.

Soot from the fires in China, India and other Asian countries are a source of the "Asian Brown Haze." It's a 2-mile thick cloud of soot, acid droplets and other material that sometimes stretches across South Asia from Afghanistan to Sri Lanka.

The cloud causes acid rain that damages crops, cuts sunlight reaching the ground by 10 to 15 percent, and has been implicated in thousands of annual lung disease deaths.

Underground COAL MINE fires.

Who woulda thunk?

HT: ClayCramer


Headless Blogger said...

What about that other 900 Megatons of CO2 emitted annually from India & China?

360 Megatons ain't jack. I'll blog about it once I get out from behind this firewall.

Dad29 said...

Umnnnhhh...I know about that, too. But as I mentioned, this story is un-reported.