So much is said about Climate Change I have decided to do some sums.
100 Years of man's burning of coal adds 0.0186% to the existing Carbon dioxide on the earth's surface - do these calculations yourself.
Remember y2k bug lie in 1999/2000?. Disaster was going to strike with aeroplanes falling out of the sky, trains stopping. The world as we knew it was going to come to an end. It was a lie that many people made a lot of money from by telling people their computers had the bug and selling them new ones. I lost customers over this lie. Out of 250 computer systems one old computer made in 1984 had to have the date set again and continued to work perfectly.
Carbon dioxide plus sunlight is the input resource to the energy of life. Increases in Carbon dioxide will increase the volume of life on our planet and especially in the oceans.
1. What is the size of our atmosphere in metric tons?.
When we measure the pressure of water at 10 meters it is 1 atmosphere pressure and another atmosphere pressure for every 10 meters we go down. Considering we live under an amount of air that produces a pressure of 1 atmosphere if this air was liquefied to the same density of water it would be 10 meters deep. A cubic meter of water weights a metric ton (a litre weighs a kg). The surface area of the world times 10 will give us the total mass of the atmosphere.
Our earth is 12 756.2 kilometers in diameter which is 12,756,200 meters. The surface area equation for a sphere is where r is the radius so the surface area in meters is 5.11202E+14 which means the mass of the atmosphere is 10 * 5.11202E+14 = 5.11202E+15 tons. which is 5,112,020,000 million tons (ie tons/1 million for million tons)
2. How much carbon dioxide is being added to the atmosphere every year from the burning of coal?
The total world coal production in 2008 was 7,271 million short tons. When carbon burns it gains two oxygen atoms and becomes CO2. This burning increases the total mass of CO2 by (C12 + O16 +O16)/C12 = 44/12 therefore 7,271 * 44/12 = 26,660 million tons of CO2 were produced.
In parts per million: 26,660/ 5,112,020,000 = 0.000,005,22 = 5.2ppm/year additional CO2 of existing atmosphere. The natural level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is around 450 ppm. The additional CO2 added to the atmosphere if it did not get consumed by plants and did not dissolve into the Ocean would be after 100 years = 5.2*100 = 522ppm. 450+522 = 972 ppm which could produce a greenhouse. On this calculation CO2 appears to be threatening BUT plants use more and it dissolves into the oceans. Every time it rains CO2 dissolves into the rain and finishes up in the ocean.
3. How big is the ocean? CO2 readily stays dissolved in the ocean as the ocean is alkaline at pH 8.2
If all the water in the ocean was spread evenly over the surface of the earth it would be 2.7 km = 2,700m deep.
4. How much carbon dioxide is there in the oceans.
The Carbon content of sea water is 28 ppm (parts per million)
Total carbon is 28 /1,000,000 * 2,700 = meters of Carbon as a proportion of the total = 0.075600 = Carbon. As CO2 = 0.075600*44/12 = 28cm equivalent of carbon dioxide spread evenly over the earth.
After 100 years, assuming no formation of carbon sediments, the increase in CO2 in the oceans from burning of coal would be 100 (years) * 0.000,005,22 (ppm CO2 in atmosphere) *10 (10 meters of atmosphere) /28cm = 0.000186429 = 0.0186%.
These calculations put a lie to the concept of Global warming caused by man's activities.
Man's contribution to the total carbon dioxide on the earths surface after 100 years is 0.0186% from burning coal.