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Mount St. Helens is WA state's No. 1 air polluter

therealmoose Re:Carbon Dioxide emissions (93 comments)

While the SO2 emissions are considered pollution, I was shocked at how high the daily man-made CO2 emissions were.
The CO2 emissions wouldn't be such a big deal if they were coming from some organic source, but since they are being added to the carbon cycle, that's a lot of CO2 to absorb. And there's no end in sight. It is high time we started replacing our fossil fuels with organic fuels. At that point CO2 emissions become non-issues since there would be no net increase in the carbon levels of the enviroment. It's not the burning that is the problem (outside of NO2 and SO2 creation); it's the buring of fossil fuels that add CO2 that is the problem.
Why exactly? C02 is C02, radiation from the sun doesn't care where it came from. Coal is organic, oil is organic, it's all carbon and oxygen.

Problems arise when the rates are screwed up, not because of some 'organic' voodoo. The world would be a better place if people working to protect it would argue rationally instead of throwing around crab about organics.

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