Monday, 25 July 2011

Cars Are Saving The Environment

That's right folks, you heard me, cars are SAVING THE ENVIRONMENT. Not destroying it, saving it. So now let me spend ages going into why, rather than just making a baseless claim. As much as I love making baseless claims. Like that I'm a guy.

My main point is that cars emit CO2, otherwise known as Carbon Dioxide. This is the "OH MY GAWD STOP IT ITS SO EVIL NOOOOOOOO" thing. But, I want to draw your attention to something.
This is a tree. An Oak tree to be specific. Trees are such wonderful things. You see, they eat Carbon Dioxide, and spit out Oxygen, which, last time I checked, was what humans breathed, and what the ozone layer is made out of. This is why when people take big plane journeys, they often "offset" their carbon emissions by planting a tree or two. But when you consider that far more trees seem to be destroyed than are being planted, there isn't much use to this. Still I love trees, any more is always a good thing :)

You ever drove down a road with trees alongside it? I have, and those are some of the greatest trees I've seen really, except for the time I went to Sherwood Forest. Awesome place. If you live in England then go there. After reading this of course. 

If you want to cut down on global warming, which is something I'll probably bitch about another day, then stop cutting down trees, or at least plant more and take care of them. It's not enough to plant a tree, what if it can't take care of itself? I did talk to my dad about this, and he agreed it was a very good point, but said that the cars are giving out more fumes than the trees can handle, this is a problem easily solved by...more trees! I'm aware that a car probably spits out a bit more than just some harmless old CO2, but then stop that, don't complain about what isn't a problem.

I'm aware I have no real scientific evidence to support anything I've just said, and I could be seriously wrong, so if you know me to be seriously wrong, then please do leave a comment explaining to me how I am, I love learning, and I love hate lol. 

Still, if you find yourself agreeing with me, then please, again, leave comments, or whatever, and pass this on. It's not often I ask for something to be passed on, but hey, I think people should see this if it's accurate. If not, then may it never see the eyes of those other than who read it lol. 

Don't stop your car, stop your chainsaws. 

BTW, before people start saying to me "You're just trying to justify owning a hummer/jeep/whatever, I don't own a car, I don't even have a license. I can't get mine until my brother gets his. I'm also aware one major problem with cars is that they take up precious natural resources, so you can point that out to me if you want, but getting into oil spills and what not is another topic. I'm just trying to say that Carbon Dioxide is good for the planet, not bad, and people should stop hating cars. Hate the people that drive them, I know I do. 

30 comments:

  1. I agree that people need to stop cutting down large swaths of the rainforests etc. because that is devastating for the environment (and the eco-systems that rely on those areas. However, it's irresponsible to say that cars are saving the environment, they're not: We need to cut down on duel emissions as well as cut down on cutting down trees! :P

    (The ozone layer is made of ozone, which is O3. When we say oxygen, we usually mean molecular oxygen, which is O2)

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  2. You state a good point, but the problem is the CO2 generated by fossil fuels like oil and gas. They weren't in the system until now, and if you want to take the CO2 of that out again, you need hell loads of trees, like the whole earth planted with trees.
    You see, there is some sort of circle of Carbon, trees use CO2 to make glucose and O2, which we breathe in/eat, and burn to make CO2 again, or we burn the things made from glucose and that again makes CO2 that the plants use again.
    But the problem arises when Carbon is used that wasn't in this circle, that is gas and oil.

    Good thoughts though, keep it up.

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  3. problem is we get more and more cars while forests get chopped down like crazy

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  4. We're chopping down way too many forests, destroying eco systems in the process.. I am not against logging if the trees are replanted and its a set up area. Just dont destroy the natural rainforests etc...

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  5. i'm selling my shit car and buying a badass jeep right now! thanks for your post!

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  6. After reading this, I'm going to saw the exhaust system off of my Mustang and just let that V8 rip. Maybe I'll go kick some gravel on a Prius.

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  7. Plausible theory indeed my good man, I do not drive either :/

    I think if we were to plant more trees than we cull we could at least attempt at fixing this global crisis. That's just me though.

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  8. Slowing down the destruction of forests is a good idea, but cars are not helping the environment. They produce more combustion byproducts than just CO2, and the amount they emit is more than the trees can handle.

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  9. stopping the chainsaws would be better than stopping the cars. I just have to agree with you ^^

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  10. Interesting theory.....I wonder how much of the CO2 we emit actually helps out plant life.

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  11. Its funny that one of the main things we rely on, is gonna be our biggest down fall in the end.

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  12. I think it would be easier for everyone if we just went full on electric cars.

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  13. And I think it's the easiest thing if we just grew wings and fly like superman or the guy from X-Men :D

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  14. I don't own a car, personally. And I agree with Neon. I'd rather fly.

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  15. Not quite. The problem is the excesive human activity, which breaks the natural balance.

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  16. Interesting opinion on tree planting. Never quite saw it that way.

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  17. There is a whole lot more out there contributing to global warming than cars... The problem is the Human species... We are leechers on this planet.

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  18. That is a brilliant solution, because some people I know can't go a mile if its not in a car, so lets just plant more trees to balance it out! I happen to be a member of the Arbor Day foundation, and I've planted 10 free trees a year for a couple years now that I get for paying the yearly membership dues

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  19. Haha I like your solution for the problem. More like a part of an overall needed solution, but still maybe a step in the right direction

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  20. I agree. Next time you are driving through the desert. Take notice that the biggest plants are along the road.

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  21. It's not how it works. Plants consume CO2 and O2 during the day at night.

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  22. You make good points in the whole pollution argument. Followed!

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  23. never thought about it that way. too bad as a world we're cutting down way more trees than we are planting :/

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  24. Nice photo you have there :)

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  25. @Electric Addict: Yeah, we need better options :/

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  26. @Electric Addict: Yeah, we need better options :/

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  27. You make good points in the whole pollution argument. Followed!

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  28. Haha I like your solution for the problem. More like a part of an overall needed solution, but still maybe a step in the right direction

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