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Old 06-29-2017, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Interesting how CO2 emissions don't really correspond to this list, guess geography and climate must play a role.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...xide_emissions
CO2 is not going to affect your lungs. It isn't a pollutant and is necessary to sustain life on this planet.
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Old 06-29-2017, 11:45 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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CO2 is not going to affect your lungs. It isn't a pollutant and is necessary to sustain life on this planet.
I never suggested it did, I was simply places that "pollute" more don't necessarily have bad air and vice versa.
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Old 06-29-2017, 01:17 PM
 
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Ok.

I have a hard time believing NJ has less CO2 emissions than less populated state like Indiana. NJ is the most urbanized state.
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Old 06-29-2017, 01:58 PM
 
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Ok.

I have a hard time believing NJ has less CO2 emissions than less populated state like Indiana. NJ is the most urbanized state.
It's PER CAPITA, not total emissions. Also being more urbanized you'll likely emit less emissions per capita compared to more spread out places.
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Old 06-29-2017, 02:05 PM
 
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ok, per capita emissions is irrelevant though, if the premise is more CO2 causes global warming.
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Old 06-29-2017, 02:10 PM
 
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ok, per capita emissions is irrelevant though, if the premise is more CO2 causes global warming.
That wasn't my premise, I never mentioned anything about global warming.
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Old 06-29-2017, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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The only reason CO2 is mentioned in that list you cited is in the context of global warming. I thought that you agreed with me that it isn't a pollutant and has no adverse impact on the lungs.

Moreover, I was looking at the total CO2 emissions for each state. I did not have it sorted by the per capita emissions. That table indicates Indiana has more total emissions than NJ. I'm skeptical about that.

If you sort by per capita emissions, Wyoming, the most rural state, is no. 1. I think that underscores it doesn't make sense to look at per capita emissions.

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Old 06-29-2017, 02:26 PM
 
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The only reason CO2 is mentioned in that list you cited is in the context of global warming. I thought that you agreed with me that it isn't a pollutant and has no adverse impact on the lungs.

Moreover, I was looking at the total CO2 emissions for each state. I did not have it sorted by the per capita emissions. That table indicates Indiana has more total emissions than NJ. I'm skeptical about that.
Not really, the link states nothing about global warming. CO2 gets produced from activities that pollute from the combustion of fossil fuels so it's a good measure of pollution.

I don't know why you find that so hard to believe, they aren't that drastically different in population and Indiana is more spread out and rural. Texas emits way more CO2 despite having less people than CA.
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Old 06-29-2017, 02:27 PM
 
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CO2 can't be a measure of pollution if it isn't a pollutant.

If some people didn't believe that CO2 was causing global warming, it would not be included in tables like that.
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Old 06-29-2017, 02:33 PM
 
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CO2 can't be a measure of pollution if it isn't a pollutant.

If some people didn't believe that CO2 was causing global warming, it would not be included in tables like that.
It is generally considered a pollutant.

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