De-Carbonization? Can we talk?

In my inbox this morning, a statement from Schneider Electric titled: Successful case studies in climate action, subtitled How Schneider Electric supports each ambition of the Biden-Harris Climate Plan.

I proudly display this on my carbon-fueled car

Schneider endorses three ‘green’ initiatives:

  • Net-zero and decarbonization goals
  • Infrastructure and manufacturing modernization
  • EV adoption

Joe Biden says he and his administration ‘follow the science’. I call into question the science Schneider Electric follows: decarbonization.

Question: When burning wood in your fireplace, how much carbon do you create? When driving to some remote destination to see the USA in your Chevrolet, how much carbon does your gasoline-fueled engine create? How much carbon does the burning of 1,000 gallons of 87-octane gasoline produce?

Answer to all three questions: Zero. None. Nada.

There are a few types of atoms that can be a part of a plant one day, an animal the next day, and then travel downstream as a part of a river’s water the following day. These atoms can be a part of both living things like plants and animals, as well as non-living things like water, air, and even rocks. The same atoms are recycled over and over in different parts of the Earth. This type of cycle of atoms between living and non-living things is known as a biogeochemical cycle.

UCAR Center For Science Education: The Carbon Cycle

With respect to the ‘net zero’ idea, we already have this in place. Everywhere. I point to the Law of Conservation of Mass: mass in an isolated system is neither created nor destroyed by chemical reactions or physical transformations.

Self-appointed environmentalists demonize carbon. Are they wholly unaware how carbon is the the foundation of all life on Earth?

Political correctness is a contemporary version of fascism. Capisci?

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Published by John White

A lifetime (over 50 years) of experiences with automation and control systems ranging from aerospace navigation, radar, and ordinance delivery systems to the world's first robotic drilling machine for the oil patch, to process-control systems, energy management systems and general problem-solving. At present, my focus is on self-funding HVAC retrofit projects and indoor air quality with a view to preventing infections from airborne pathogens.

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