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CO2 Regulation

Discussion in 'Other Policies' started by Patrick Henry, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Patrick Henry

    Patrick Henry New Member

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    BBC News, 2009 April 17

    Earlier today, the EPA announced that the US will begin to monitor CO2 and five other greenhouse gasses (methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulphur hexafluoride) that "may endanger human health and well-being", triggered review of scientific evidence.

    According to the EPA and other scientific evidence, major threats of climate change and a warming planet include:
    • an increased risk of droughts and floods
    • sea level rise
    • more intense storms and heatwaves
    • harm to water supplies, agriculture and wildlife

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    Out here in the middle of America where the annual burning of the pastures {controls common weeds/spruce-cedar trees} there is growing concerns that the EPA will be monitoring this practice for emissions that exceed the air quality standard...Wichita, Topeka, and Salina, Kansas have all had days where the CO² levels have exceeded the safe air limitations. Due to the numerous days of high wind and the drought conditions...the number of pastures being burned at any one time has been crammed into the least number of days for the start of this spring season and the barometric systems have kept the smoke particles very low to the ground {where are those high winds when you need them}.

    Without this burning process the tall grass prairie would not be able to sustain itself...burning eradicates numerous weed seeds that spraying wouldn't wipe out and the spraying these large vast areas would cause serious contamination to the water aquifers that the run off flows into.
     
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