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  •  wood (0+ / 0-)

    looks like everyone is going to go ahead and burn some oil.

    And that's what I set out to show.

    How big is your personal carbon footprint?

    by ban nock on Sat May 04, 2013 at 05:58:09 AM PDT

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    •  Wood combustion emits more carbon dioxide (0+ / 0-)

      emissions than natural gas on a lb of emissions per million BTU heat input, please your wood stove isn't a thermally efficient as a 96% thermally efficient condensing gas furnace.

      •  ya but it's carbon nuetral. That CO2 is going into (0+ / 0-)

        the atmosphere when the wood rots anyway. Your furnace might turn what it burns into heat real well but it still gives off the same CO2 as any other gas burning appliance. And the gas comes out of the ground where it was locked away.

        And it was a big waste of energy to build.

        We have to stop buying toys. We can't buy our way out of consumptivitous.

        People have to stop buying gadgets and start burning less. Buying the latest greatest greenie toy is killing the climate.

        How big is your personal carbon footprint?

        by ban nock on Sat May 04, 2013 at 08:18:48 AM PDT

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        •  You're trying to use a conflation to minimize (0+ / 0-)

          concern over increasing your emissions of a greenhouse gas emission generated by a renewable technology.  However, that wood combustion is renewable does not  have anything to do with the facts of the infrared adsorption spectra for carbon dioxide.    In other words, the carbon dioxide your emiit by wood combustion on a pound for pound basis has the same atmospheric energy adsorption potential as emissions of carbon dioxide from natural gas combustion.

          That all means that the source of the carbon dioxide emissions you generate have nothing to do with the physical phenomena of energy transfer that is at the heart of the energy transfer features of the greenhouse gas effect in the atmosphere.

           

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