- Jan 29, 2004
Learn comprehension. Where did I say anything contrary? Here it is again:The overwhelming majority of nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide emission reductions have come from power plants. Even a Maroon Like You knows this
Sulfur is not a product of combustion; it is merely along for the ride. It is external, a secondary pollutant, an undesirable contaminant. There are many ways we can eliminate it effectively with zero effect on combustion output, we don’t have to settle for “use less energy so you can burn less”.
However when you are talking about CO2 you are talking about the direct unavoidable byproduct of complete 100% clean perfect combustion. There is no scrubbing or capturing it or minimize it for a given amount of energy required. The only obvious solution everyone likes to gun for is "use less" which means weaker cars, smaller TVs, smaller houses to heat and cool, etc... eg: wealth and status equalization.
Get it? It's not like saying "take the lead out of gasoline", it's like saying "stop using gasoline period".
I can't wait for someone to invent a catalytic converter that converts CO2 to O2 or something silly (and does who knows what the carbon) so you people can then start screaming that high concentrations of O2 are going to kill the planet next (since we avoided having to give up cars and electricity, yet again…
Whatever it is the goal is always the same, limit the material people can own and what they can consume to promote social and economic equality