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Offline dkwannabe

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jun/18/new-york-carbon-counter



New Yorkers leaving Penn station and the tenor Andrea Bocelli's concert at Madison Square Garden stadium were confronted with an unusual advert yesterday – a huge sign showing greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere.

Updated in real time, using projections from monthly measurements of CO2 and other greenhouse gases by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Carbon Counter is designed to get everyone to reduce their emissions.

Kevin Parker, the global head of Deutsche Bank's asset management division, which put up the 21-metre sign, said: "Carbon in the atmosphere has reached an 800,000-year high. We can't see greenhouse gases, so it is easy to forget that they are accumulating rapidly."

Yesterday the counter, which uses 40,960 low-energy LEDs and carbon-offsets its electricity usage, gave a figure of 3.64tn tonnes.

At current rates, the counter's figures are expected to rise by 2bn tonnes a month. The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere stands at about 387 parts per million (ppm), up by more than a third on pre-industrial revolution levels of about 280ppm.

Ronald Prinn, professor of atmospheric science at MIT, explained the data behind the sign: "The number on the counter is based on global measurements. It shows the total estimated tonnage of greenhouse gases expressed as their equivalent amounts of carbon dioxide, with seasonal and other natural cyclical variations removed to more clearly reveal the underlying long-term trends driven by human and other activity."

The carbon counter will be updated online at www.know-the-number.com.

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Re: New York 'carbon counter' sign shows greenhouse gases in real time
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2009, 06:52:38 pm »
Pathetic brainwashing. They spare no expense...

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Re: New York 'carbon counter' sign shows greenhouse gases in real time
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2009, 09:07:35 pm »
This is unreal. I wonder if Deutsche Bank's asset management division will be benefiting from the carbon credit sales and derivatives??  The Guardian's "The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere stands at about 387 parts per million (ppm), up by more than a third on pre-industrial revolution levels of about 280ppm."  The pre-industrial number was derived in 1983 and since has been refuted. http://www.springerlink.com/content/252522682wpxmvv7/ More propaganda from the Globalists

Offline SeasOfEuropa

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Re: New York 'carbon counter' sign shows greenhouse gases in real time
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2009, 09:38:49 pm »
Should hold a secret fartathon to see if it measures accurately, have a bunch of people stand near the sign and pass gas, bring megaphones and film the whole event.

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Re: New York 'carbon counter' sign shows greenhouse gases in real time
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2009, 09:50:59 pm »
Brings new meaning to the "BIG LIE". How can we tell people its not true when they have this huge sing! The same went to the national debt clock. They never mentioned that all that money was interest being paid to off shore banks!

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Re: New York 'carbon counter' sign shows greenhouse gases in real time
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2009, 09:54:23 pm »
“How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.”

“All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.”

“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”

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Re: New York 'carbon counter' sign shows greenhouse gases in real time
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2009, 09:59:58 pm »
Cunning Blackadder style fear mongering Propaganda. We know their game.





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Re: New York 'carbon counter' sign shows greenhouse gases in real time
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2009, 11:05:43 pm »
Wow, 1984 & Brave new world IN YOUR FACE.

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Re: New York 'carbon counter' sign shows greenhouse gases in real time
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2009, 11:08:53 pm »
Where's the Islamic Terrorists when you need them... they'd be all over shooting RPG's at that big 'carbon counter'

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Re: New York 'carbon counter' sign shows greenhouse gases in real time
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2009, 11:13:55 pm »
NY-ers will only do stuff that's trendy.  Once the trend dies the sign will come down.

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Re: New York 'carbon counter' sign shows greenhouse gases in real time
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2009, 12:50:49 am »
If you really want to see climate change wait till obama eats a steak, Do you smell that fresh air yet? Yeah me either still smells like sh1t to me go figure...  :-\
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