Wednesday, May 05, 2010


Kevin has disturbing news.

The current volcanic eruption going on in Iceland, since its first spewing of volcanic ash this past week, has, to this point, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet.

Think AlGore will stop using his private jet now?

Or shut off the heat/air on his new digs in Montecito?


jimspice said...

I tried to fact check the argument, but no data or sources are linked.

If you'd care to look at some actual numbers (, it is estimated that the volcano is pumping out about 150-300,000 tons of CO2 per day. Compare that to the 440,000 tons of CO2 produced by the European aviation industry every day. So for the period when flights were grounded, there was actually a net drop in CO2 production.

As for negating all efforts to curb carbon production over the past 5 years? At just one third of 1 percent of total global CO2 emmisions, the volcano comes nowhere close to doing so. Increased efficencies in the US auto industry alone has made up the difference.

And even if this were the type of killer volcano that would increase world temperature by 10 degrees, does that mean we should give up and push it to 11? I would suggest not.

Deekaman said...

There are many other pollutants and aerosols that are found in volcanic plumes including sulfur (acid rain!!!! OMG!!!! oh, wait....that didn't end the world, either).

At any rate Jim, you proceed from the faulty potentially assumption that (alleged) AGW actually exists. I'm not saying it doesn't, but call me a "denier", because I have my doubts. If it really was such a giant threat, why would all the "climate rockstars" like AlGore run around in provate jets and build gigantic homes on the ocean that will imminently rise by 22 feet? Answer: They don't believe it themselves. They are just making themselves filthy rich off it. And doing it as dishonestly as anyone at Goldman.