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Old 12-28-2012, 05:12 PM   #21
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Could you imagine?

3.5 million dollar homes suddenly not worth SH!T.

Bet there would be a movement to clean it up then!
Yup... Sad but true... Of course, no-one in those homes will get their hands dirty. The government will be called in to take care of the cleanup. So all of US will pay for this, even more so than we probably already are.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:19 PM   #22
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Here's something else to obsess about: the CO2 that the yeast gives off when you are home-brewing is adding to the problem of global warming. You could somewhat offset it though, by bubbling the gas through a tank of algae and using that to make spirulina smoothies. Or vent the gas into your indoor hop grow-op.

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Old 12-28-2012, 05:25 PM   #23
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Here's something else to obsess about: the CO2 that the yeast gives off when you are home-brewing is adding to the problem of global warming. You could somewhat offset it though, by bubbling the gas through a tank of algae and using that to make spirulina smoothies. Or vent the gas into your indoor hop grow-op.
Smurf off...

Cows produce more greenhouse gasses, in a day, than we produce CO2 from fermenting in a year. So, in the interest of the planet, convert as many vegans as you can. Get them to eat meat again so that we can reduce the livestock carbon contribution. Let us have our rifles so that we can go out and thin the wild herds, reducing that carbon contribution too.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:33 PM   #24
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Here's something else to obsess about: the CO2 that the yeast gives off when you are home-brewing is adding to the problem of global warming. You could somewhat offset it though, by bubbling the gas through a tank of algae and using that to make spirulina smoothies. Or vent the gas into your indoor hop grow-op.
I knew the weather in my neighborhood has been unusually warm, or unusually cold.......whichever one is being blamed on global warming this week.
Oh, and I just mail Al Gore a check every time I ferment a batch so I'm covered.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:59 PM   #25
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Here's something else to obsess about: the CO2 that the yeast gives off when you are home-brewing is adding to the problem of global warming. You could somewhat offset it though, by bubbling the gas through a tank of algae and using that to make spirulina smoothies. Or vent the gas into your indoor hop grow-op.
Lol. I think this was a humorous comment but on the off chance that your tongue wasn't firmly in cheek:

Your mind can rest easy as the CO2 produced by our wonderful fermentations is more than offset (many times over) by the growth of barley, wheat, oats, rice, barley and, of course, hops. This doesn't even touch on sugar products or fruit additions.

As far as producing CO2 goes we can all RDWHAHB
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:30 PM   #26
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I'm mad as hell and I've decided to do something about it. I'm going to hijack an oil tanker and pilot it to the great pacific garbage patch. Then I'll jettison the cargo, and light it on fire. Light the whole mess on fire, and it will all burn away. Sure, there'll be some fallout, but the junk will be gone. GONE! Thank you.

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Old 12-28-2012, 06:40 PM   #27
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I'm mad as hell that cheezy started a thread without capitalizing all of the letters in at least one word in the post title.

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Old 12-28-2012, 06:44 PM   #28
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I'd think the constant UV from the sun would break down the plastic relatively quickly.

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Old 12-28-2012, 06:53 PM   #29
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I'm mad as hell and I've decided to do something about it. I'm going to hijack an oil tanker and pilot it to the great pacific garbage patch. Then I'll jettison the cargo, and light it on fire. Light the whole mess on fire, and it will all burn away. Sure, there'll be some fallout, but the junk will be gone. GONE! Thank you.
There are programs that collect a lot of this plastic and incinerate it at high temperatures with little pollution.

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/...-fishing-nets/

There's a NOAA site that says one ton of fishing nets produces 25 days of power to a single home.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:03 PM   #30
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Here's something else to obsess about: the CO2 that the yeast gives off when you are home-brewing is adding to the problem of global warming. You could somewhat offset it though, by bubbling the gas through a tank of algae and using that to make spirulina smoothies. Or vent the gas into your indoor hop grow-op.
There is a ethanol plant in my town I blame my carbon emissions on them
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