Elastek can offset 2 yrs of Carbon Dioxide Emissions, According to Study

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    Whitening Cities' Roofs Is Environmental Equivalent of Taking 300 Million Cars Off the Road, DoE Study Says | Popular Science
     
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    It's a start. Replace all that melted ice with white roofs and you should be doing something to reverse the trend. :thup:
     
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    Yeah there's the ticket lets mandate that everyone has to spend bazillions of dollars changing everything for an unnecessary goal. CO2 is not the enemy folks. The only real enemy is your garden variety pollution. Instead of burying trash in landfills burn it to produce energy. Saves the planet and gives one of the cleaner forms of energy. And it doesn't cost everyone a bloody fortune to accomplish not a thing.
     
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    'bazillions of dollars'? :eusa_eh:
     
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    Calculate how many black roofs are in the U.S. alone. Then calculate how much it will cost to resurface with the white material. Voila, bazillions of dollars.

    As is being reported more and more, CO2 is not an enemy. The weather cycles we are experiencing are natural and relatively predictable. El Nino's bring warm weather for a number of years then give way to la Nina's which has a cooling effect for a number of years.

    This has been going on since long before man walked the planet. If a person wants to roof their home in a white material to reduce their energy bill that is up to them. The problem is when you couch terms like "Whitening the world's roofs would offset the emissions of the world's cars for 20 years" eventually some individual (usually those invested in that particular technology) will want to see it mandated so that they can make a lot of money from their investment. And as is being proven over and over again carbon emissions are irelevant to the climate of the world.
     
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    1) You don't need to bother coating every building everywhere, especially in the North

    2) The Fed need do nothing more than offer a tax deduction for businesses that use this material

    3) Homeowners and many businesses in the Southwest do this already; it helps reduce cooling bills in addition to sealing the roof. Pays for itself.

    As is being reported more and more, CO2 is not an enemy. The weather cycles we are experiencing are natural and relatively predictable. El Nino's bring warm weather for a number of years then give way to la Nina's which has a cooling effect for a number of years.

    This has been going on since long before man walked the planet. If a person wants to roof their home in a white material to reduce their energy bill that is up to them. The problem is when you couch terms like "Whitening the world's roofs would offset the emissions of the world's cars for 20 years" eventually some individual (usually those invested in that particular technology) will want to see it mandated so that they can make a lot of money from their investment. And as is being proven over and over again carbon emissions are irelevant to the climate of the world.[/quote]
     
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    How many years can we get, as in "offset the emissions of the world's cars for 20 years"
    if we mandate that every American must wear a white burqa?

    It would make it so easy to accessorize...

    But, then, what about the law of not wearing white after labor day...

    And would it be illegal to be black?
     
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    Can I get my incandescent light bulbs back?
     
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    Please read where I said if the individual wishes to do the process then by all means they should do so. My concern is when the terminology that was used in the article is followed to its logiccal conclusion the process will be mandated for all. Remember governement is not very smart so those in the southwest who would be forced to do the process would howl at the unfairness of those in the north not being forced to do it. Thus in the interest of "fairness" all would be required to do it.

    Do you understand the problem with this line of reasoning now?
     
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    Computer Models Linking Climate, CO2 ‘Leave No Room For The Sun’
    September 17, 2013 – After reviewing thousands of peer-reviewed scientific papers, an international team of 47 scientists has concluded that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions caused by human activity had little measurable impact on the Earth’s climate during the 20th century, and that computer models predicting ever-rising temperatures as a result of greenhouse gas emissions are seriously flawed.
     

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