How scary are your jack-o’-lanterns? Scarier than you think, according to the Energy Department, which claims the holiday squash is responsible for unleashing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.Showing the warmists don't even understand their own science. The CO2 hazard is from releasing fossil fuels. Co2 released from current production is only returning carbon back to the atmosphere from where the pumpkins extracted it. And methane rapidly oxidizes to carbon dioxide and water. Environmentalist increasingly means ignorant fool who majored in women's studies because science classes involved math.
Most of the 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins produced in the U.S. end up in the trash, says the Energy Department’s website, becoming part of the “more than 254 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) produced in the United States every year.”
Municipal solid waste decomposes into methane, “a harmful greenhouse gas that plays a part in climate change, with more than 20 times the warming effect of carbon dioxide,” Energy says.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
More Bad Science From the Warmists
From Oct. 28, 2015 Washington Times: