US lawmaker blames bicycle breath for global warming gas

  • By Loshu on at 4:47pm 5 March 2013
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/05/bicyclists_as_polluters/

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Yeah, I saw this a couple of days ago. He's clearly just another institutionalised motorist preaching his own agenda and deliberately defying any ethical logic.

 

Update...

I see "Ed Orcutt" has now apologised for his remarks! 

On a side note, I know Co2 is detrimental, but for me the key that many anti-cyclists seem to miss, is that there’s a lot more rubbish that comes out of a car exhaust besides Co2, none of which is produced by human breath. 

Also, when we excerpt ourselves, we eat more. And providing we eat naturally occurring foods, the extra vegetation produced for this depends on this Co2. However, the Co2 coming from cars as a result of burning broken-down organic matter millions of years old is surplus to the planet’s requirement. 

I stumbled across a report a while ago about how many deaths have been accidentally caused like where someone started their car in the garage and sat in there for 10 minutes waiting for it to warm up. They were killed by CO (Carbon Monoxide) coupled with other toxins. Now if every day 600 million cars are being driven in various places around the world, that’s a hell of a lot of poison going into our atmosphere.

 

Quite simply people produce CO2 no matter what they are doing. So quite simply by culling people we will cut down greenhouse gases. Not only that by reducing the population by 25% it'll cut down drivers by 25% as well. It'll save the starving millions as there will be more than enough to go round.  Must be a good plan.

Nope!

You need to compare the natural occurrence of CO2 from living creatures (humans in this case) vs. the vegetation they consume (of which absorbs and offsets the CO2).
This is a sustainable cycle. Car emissions and many other types of industry certainly aren't.

So the problem isn't with our existence, it's with our attitudes.

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