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to this is that, when talking about CO2 (not to be confused with anything else), thinking in reservoir boxes is useful to keep in the back of head. Coal is a reservoir box. So are humans. So are the oceans.

Stacking the amount of boxes properly is tricky - at best. Good for Aleklett to poke at the sore spots.

As humans also are CO2 reservoirs, perhaps we should stop burying or burning our dead, and dump them (ceremoniously for those who'd want that) into the ocean's subduction trenches... I can't recall I've ever seen our death included in our personal global footprint.

And while I'm on the morbid soapbox, one Dutch writer has already suggested that dead bodies should be chopped to pieces and used for fertilising our gardens. Growing up beside a cemetery, he knew from his youth that the best fruit grew in the trees on the cemetery...

by Nomad on Tue Dec 8th, 2009 at 04:46:32 AM EST
If only because most people are too polite and/or squicked to pick them...

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Dec 8th, 2009 at 08:35:25 AM EST
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We burn our dead in crematoriums linked to the district heating systems.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Tue Dec 8th, 2009 at 11:43:28 AM EST
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