Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Of all the different greenhouse gases, which do you believe is the most harmful?

It is hard to pinpoint just one gas. CO2 is bad but one ounce of methane is ten times worse than one ounce of CO2. Methane has many sources. Cattle, ges escaping from underwater, and, most recently they have discovered that plants give off methane as well. Hydrocarbons eliminate ozone which is a protective barrier to harmful solar radiation. It is not so much a global warming problem but excess solar radiation causes cancer. The question is not which gas does the most damage, it is that we need to restore some balance back into the atmosphere.

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