Did you see the latest edition of Turf?????????????

Discussion in 'LawnSite.com/TURF Magazine e-Reports' started by LouisianaLawnboy, May 22, 2009.

  1. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    please......2 hour run time...between charges...

    actually world wide volcanos emits about 100,000,000 tons of co2 per year.

    Man made co2 is 10,000,000,000 tons per year...

    plus volcanoes emit particulate matter which helps reflect the suns energy back into space... slowing the trend of the increasing temperatures.

    Temps are rising on this planet, now whether or not its being caused by green house gasses, pollution, or the life stage the planet is in is anyone's guess.

    Pollution is bad.
     
  2. CClawnranger

    CClawnranger LawnSite Member
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    This is the same government that was telling all of us when I was a kid to eat three squares a day. Eat meat, potatoes and vegetables. Make sure you clean your plate. The problem with their argument is that they are basing their predictions on just over 100 years of climate data. Tens of thousands of years ago "that's before the internal combustion engine I think" the polar ice cap extended to the Carolinas. There is no doubt the earth is getting warmer, they just "think" it's those evil engines. They really have no proof. Just like lots of other government agencies you have to prove your worth or you're eliminated. You point at all those nasty car and industrial emissions and say we should do something about that. Next thing you know thousands of highly paid government employees are handing out millions in fines to justify their existence. And in the end the common man pays for it all.
     
  3. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    CC. so pollution is a good thing then, in your opinion?
     
  4. Wizz

    Wizz LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 322

    Take a few advanced collegiate science calsses and you'll see exactly how Global Warming is factual. Do you also believe that Ice Ages never occured, Glaciers aren't melting, global temps aren't rising, etc....all of these are measurable and proven aspects. It's amazing how many people base thier opinions or other's opinions as 'fact' without having studied the subject or the scientific formulas involved. Most people aren't going to believe some 'good ole boy' politician that never went to college when he says Global Warming is a sham. It's nice seeing Big Oil and other major polluting companies getting their butts handed to them and finally letting more environmentally firendly companies have their turn at the funding wheel.

    Mowers do pollute a lot, it's something that can be easily measured and calculated...a traditional push mower produces as much pollution as 43 new cars being driven 12,000 miles. These stats will vary greatly depending on the type of mower/motor and car being used in comparison...yet another 'scientific' variable that effects the result, but mowers pollute way more than cars any way you shake it. But what are we to do, not mow? :)
     
  5. FastMan

    FastMan LawnSite Senior Member
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    No problem, we just get bigger trailers and take 3 of them along for each guy in the crew. :usflag:
     
  6. Yater

    Yater LawnSite Senior Member
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    These trends are cyclical. This time is no different. I fully expect the next cooling trend to be right on schedule. Either way, it can't be good when you release several hundred million years' worth of fossil fuel into the atmosphere in the span of ~100 years.
     
  7. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    and then well need bigger trucks with bigger engine to spew more pollutants to use an electric mower...:):):):) Aint life one big circle jerk...:)
     
  8. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
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    Brilliant solution.
     
  9. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
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    One of my favorite observations on the article, was how the guy was hauling all of his "green" equipment in a big chevy truck.

    Also making all of this enviro friendly stuff makes more pollution than it prevents. DUH
     
  10. Blood Bought

    Blood Bought LawnSite Member
    Posts: 67

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    Mowers do pollute a lot, it's something that can be easily measured and calculated...a traditional push mower produces as much pollution as 43 new cars being driven 12,000 miles. These stats will vary greatly depending on the type of mower/motor and car being used in comparison...yet another 'scientific' variable that effects the result, but mowers pollute way more than cars any way you shake it. But what are we to do, not mow? :)[/QUOTE]

    Come on, did you really swallow all that liberal garbage your prof fed you? Bet that the "traditional push mower" they used was the worst running piece of junk they could find. Probably used to spray for mosquitos. Fact is air quality is and has been improving year over year yet the Al Gore's are crying "foul air" louder and louder and demanding more restrictions that cost you and me and those to come more of our hard earned dollars. We are destroying our own economy for a 1 or 2% potential improvement in the air.

    "The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research analyzed data collected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and concluded that levels of numerous gases linked with air pollution have fallen off since 2001.

    Among the findings: Carbon monoxide decreased by 39 percent, ozone by 6 percent, and sulfur dioxide by 32 percent.

    "Pick any category you want and pollution levels are generally lower than they were seven years ago," said Steven Hayward, the policy analyst who authored the report, titled "Index of Leading Environmental Indicators," for the conservative think tank.

    Now that's not my uneducated opinion that is scientific evidence.
     

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