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How much carbon is being put in the air from wars around the globe?

  1. Lady Guinevere profile image61
    Lady Guinevereposted 2 years ago

    How much carbon is being put in the air from wars around the globe?

    There is talk about how much carbon emmisions from cars on the Northern America, but not globally.  Tehre is talk about how much comes from Volcanic Activity globally.  How much polution are we causing from blowing things up?

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  2. Quilligrapher profile image85
    Quilligrapherposted 2 years ago

    M’ Lady,
    What an interesting question.

    Judging by various lists of typical sources of carbon emissions, one must conclude that global warfare is not a significant contributor. There are no major conflicts in China, America, India, Russia, or Japan but these nations contribute about 58% of all global greenhouse gases.

    Generating electricity and heat by burning fossil fuels like coal, natural gas and oil produces about 25% of all global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, more than any other human activity on the planet.

    Other major sectors and their relative shares globally include:
    Private Residential Heating - 11%
    Vehicles and Road Transportation - 11%
    Deforestation, Forest Degradation & Land Use Change - 10%
    Agricultural Soil and Livestock - 10%
    Energy Industry Processes & Losses - 8%
    Commercial Buildings - 7%
    Cement, Ceramics and Glass Production 6%
    Iron & Steel Manufacture - 5%
    Chemical & Petrochemical Sectors - 4%
    Oil & Gas Production - 3%
    Waste and Waste Water - 3%
    Coal Mining and Aviation - 3%

    Sorry. Human conflicts do not appear to be significant at all.
    Q.

    1. Lady Guinevere profile image61
      Lady Guinevereposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Wow thank you for those stats.  Looking at it that way doesn't seem that man is making much pollution via carbon.  Now there is something that is really affecting the carbon in the air that ppl tend to ignore and that is Volcanic Activity.

    2. Quilligrapher profile image85
      Quilligrapherposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      To the contrary, man is the biggest carbon dioxide polluter. All of the sources I listed are human activities that can be limited to reduce greenhouse gases and to improve the environment. Volcanic activity, on the other hand, is NOT a human activity

    3. Lady Guinevere profile image61
      Lady Guinevereposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Where are they getting these stats from?  What place and what environment are they taking these readings?  Most polution is only in the cities and not in the world around them.  No carbon from tankers and bombs and such?

    4. Quilligrapher profile image85
      Quilligrapherposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Allianz.com, in an article titled 15 Sources of Greenhouse Gases, gives credit to Reuters as the source of global data “from multiple agencies.” {1}

      The Associated Press is another source that has published estimates from the UN’s Intergovernmental

    5. Lady Guinevere profile image61
      Lady Guinevereposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      No I mean physical spacesm like in teh middle of the city or on top of a mountain or in the middle of such ans such river.  I also read NatGeo and Scinece magazines too.  Mother Natures has been taking care of herself for millenium.

 
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