GTO to Reverse Effects of Climate Change

What has it got to do with Reversing Climate Change?

I will not beat behind the bush so here it goes...

Here are the facts:

1. A fully matured (100 feet x 18" dia. trunk, with leaves of course) tree can only absorb 78 lbs. (about 172 kgs.) of CO2 in a year;
2. an average emissions of a car driven 26,000 miles (41,834 kilometers) will emit about 3 to 5 metric ton of CO2 in a year;
3. It takes about 10 years to grow a tree from seedling;
4. It takes only 3 to 6 months to develop a new model car;
5. You will need Hectare to plant 140 Trees
6. It takes about 141 trees to absorb the CO2 emissions of a car in a year;
7. a tree can produce about 118 kgs. of O2 per year;
8. a single tree can release enough O2 to support 2 human beings per year;
9. It takes about 3 trees only to support a person;
10. It takes about 22 Trees to support the Oxygen need for every single person;
11. The average human needs about 0.71 Kilos of O2 per day or 260 Kilograms O2 per year;
12. The average car will consume Oxygen {based on (AF ratio 1:14) (5000 kg. CO2/14 = O2) - my own computation} roughly about 4.642 Tons of O2 per year;
13. The amount of Oxygen used per human being per year is 260 kilogram (Based on a study by Cybe) To drive a car at 50 kph requires 22.25 kilograms of Oxygen per hour, which is roughly 750 times the amount needed by a human being in a year!

Based on these figures, we can establish a math about Cars, Trees, Human Beings, Animals and CO2.

OK, you are still breathing, sure! But is breathing a good indicator that we are not destroying this planet?

We are consuming too much O2 for our machines... and we are spewing too much CO2 that this planet can handle.

We have gone far beyond any CO2 levels during the last 100 years... it hasn't happened anywhere near this level in the last 25,000 years or more.

If you really can't avoid using your car... the at least make it ZERO Carbon Emissions.

That's the least you can do to help keep this planet and everything in it alive.

How can we save the planet?

Good question and here are some great suggestions:

1. I suggest that everyone should have his/her own bicycle;
2. Getting a Hybrid pedal powered/ electric bike is also great;
3. Plant a tree, stop cutting them;
4. Grow your own vegetables in house or in the garden;
5. Change your light bulbs into L.E.D. or whatever is lesser evil ad lesser consuming;
6. Use electricity wisely and conservatively;
7. Plan your trips;
8. Do not let your engine idle for a relatively longer time; if you have a driver, don't leave your keys with him so he will not stay inside your car and sleep with the aircon and engine on, let him stay in the drivers lounge or somewhere nearby;
9. "Choose your battles" - Choose the perfect schedules to go out of make meetings, do not pick rush hours or close to it, Choose venues that have lesser traffic volume or density;
10. Never skimp on a weak battery or a faulty starter or ignition system, always keep them in tip top shape, A poor ignition will take more fuel and emit 5 to 10X more CO2;
11. Chose a lighter color for your clothing or vehicle paint; dark color absorbs more heat and will require more work for your airconditioning, this means more fuel and CO2 emissions;
12. Keep your tyres inflation above the recomended pressure, the best fuel mileage efficiency gains are achieved with tyre pressures 3X the recomended rates, but we don't want to shorten the life of your tyre so I suggest about 25 to 30% more than the factory recomended; (Example: if the recomended pressure is only 28 PSI then put 35 to 36PSI)
13. And if you really can't avoid the use of an internal combustion engine, then at least, make it in tip top condition, try to hit low to ultra low emissions with it, if you can't hit ZERO... but of course, Zero Carbon emissions is possible already, try looking into it... perhaps you've heard of GTO (The Green Technology Oil). Check it out. (  Put that in your car and you'll feel a lot less guilty driving it.

I hope this post helps you all in getting the big picture in your minds about the relationship of Trees, Cars, Oxygen, CO2, People, Animals and the Earth...

Here's the sources of my figures if you wish to verify them:

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Notes to ponder

NASA claims that the government could slow down worldwide global warming by cutting down on soot emissions. Studies by NASA show that cutting down on soot would not only have an immediate cooling effect, but would also put a stop to many of the deaths caused by air pollution. When soot is formed, it typically travels through the air absorbing and releasing solar radiation which in turn begins to warm the atmosphere. Cutting soot emissions would be an immediate help against global warming, as the soot would quickly fall out of the atmosphere and begin to cool it down.

Cutting back on soot emissions would buy us time in our fight against global warming. Soot is caused by the partial burning of fossil fuels, wood and vegetation. Soot is known to contain over forty different cancer causing chemicals, and a complete cut would offer untold health benefits worldwide.

Environmental conservation has always been a topic for lengthy discussions, but up until recent times, global warming and climate changes were vague subjects, with no hard proof. Not surprisingly, the previous lack of attention to these issues have created a very gloomy outlook on our future. So, considering all this, what could be the biggest contributor to climate changes through global warming? Transportation - the man-made iron horses, flying machines and sea monsters, so to speak.

The question we have now is how green is our transportation? The majority of the worlds' vehicles are fueled by oil (petrol, diesel and kerosene). Even if they rely on electricity, the stations used to generate this electricity use fossil fuels for power! Excluding vehicle manufacture, transportation is responsible for 14% of the artificially created greenhouse emissions, mostly carbondioxide.

Automobiles, trains and planes are all responsible for this problem, but cars are the highest impact-makers. They release approximately six times more carbondioxide than a plane and seven times more than sea vessels.

What is Air Pollution?

Air pollution is somewhat difficult to define because many air pollutants, at low concentrations, are essential nutrients for the sustainable development of ecosystems. So, air pollution could be defined as:A state of the atmosphere, which leads to the exposure of human beings and/or ecosystems to such high levels or loads of specific compounds or mixtures thereof, that damage is caused. With very few exceptions, all compounds that are considered air pollutants have both natural as well as human-made origins.

Air pollution is not a new phenomenon; in Medieval times, the burning of coal was forbidden in London while Parliament was in session. Air pollution problems have dramatically increased in intensity as well as scale due to the increase in emissions since the Industrial Revolution.