Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 14:56:13 GMT From: <HLSnospamam.nix> Subject: Re: GM's excess baggage - Buick, Pontiac, Saab, Hummer
"Eeyore" <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote in message news:464B1816.3DC73777nospamail.com... > Well, you say that but cows (and people) have never before existed in such > numbers on the planet. > > Graham Doesnt make any difference. As long as the carbon comes from surface (vegetation) sources, it can be recirculated without massively upsetting the apple cart. You see, the "apple cart" is the climatic system that we are adapted to, after thousands of years of development. Over the past millions of years, the climate has been far different, and not always very pleasant. Many species went extinct, but some survived. As long as the carbon is locked away in the ground, as coal or oil, then everything else on the surface just recycles, more or less. But as you mine the reserve fossil deposits and convert them to CO2 or CH4, you begin to move the "apple cart" out of the realm of human adaptability and back to conditions as they were when other species were king.