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My wife and I were at the movies the other night and this PSA ran before the previews.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsqXNrb9VMI

About halfway through it, I noticed something. Anyone else catch it?
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I'm really surprised no one else has caught this.

The balloons are supposed to be filled with greenhouse gas, or CO2. The balloons floated upwards which is impossible.

CO2 is heavier than air, a balloon filled with it doesn't float the way the balloons did in the PSA. Think about when you blow a balloon up with your mouth, that's CO2. How many times does the balloon rise like in the PSA?

So if the CO2 we produce can't rise into the atmosphere, where does it go? It stays near the ground. Unless there is something ground level that can absorb it, it would just build up continuously. So is there anything that absorbs CO2?

Yes, plants. In return they produce oxygen. No CO2 floating into the sky, no CO2 trapped at ground level. Just the normal cycle of life.

In other words, the whole carbon footprint man made global warming crap is a scam. This PSA proves it. Not only that, but the fact that no one else caught on to it proves why people buy into it so easily. No one is thinking objectively.

So please, don't buy into this made made global warming crap that keeps going around. The PSA with the balloons proves that the whole concept is bad science.

The PSA I linked is basicly a lie and no one saw through it.
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Yes, CO2 is about 1 1/2 times heavier than air, but it is not concentrated in pockets that would "sink". It is a trace gas of the atmosphere...less than 5% or less than 500 parts per million. It's molcules are mixed in with air's main ingredients:
oxygen and nitrogen. The only time it would collect at ground level would be temporarily from a source such as a volcano...but even then, it would be dispersed pretty quickly back into the atmosphere.
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I think the first sentence of the video cleared it up for most of us, Nash.

"Each one of these balloons represents fifty grams of greenhouse gas..."


If you figured it out, you should have said something.

CO2 is greenhouse gas. 50 grams of CO2 doesn't float, it sinks. The PSA is trying to say otherwise which is a lie.

There is some CO2 in the atmosphere, but it's always been there. The CO2 that we produce doesn't rise. It's not a pollutant because it can be converted naturally into something usable. It can mix with oxygen and nitrogen, but that doesn't change it's density unless it becomes a totally different gas.

My point of this post is that global warming is bad science. Don't be scammed.

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