2006/01/22

How much carbon did I produce today?

Until I can get it together to do something more interesting, here's a thought:

Any activity that burns fossil fuel produces carbon, in surprising quantities. Burning a single gallon of gasoline, for example, releases five pounds of carbon--the equivalent of a small bag of charcoal briquettes.

Paul Roberts, The End of Oil

3 Comments:

Now, I'm no scientist, but I think I read somewhere that carbon is the building block of life. Thus, could it not be said that by burning fossil fuels one is pro-life?
Rex makes a good point, you know....
Carbon is ONE of the building blocks.The NSA is another :P

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