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Old 06-19-2019, 08:20 PM
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What do you think, how big is the cube in the picture? I spent a few seconds looking at it and I canít reasonably approximate. Is it the size of the mountain behind it? Is it just slightly taller than the person?



In the article I took it from, they said this represents an approximate volume of 1 megaton of CO2. They didnít, however, however indicate the actual size. So I am wondering how big is it.
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:45 PM
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Well, a million tons of water would be a cube measuring 100 meters on each edge. Megaton is used more for nukes. Maybe they should have used a million tons.
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:58 PM
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1 Megatonne or metric megaton (unit of mass) is equal to 1,000,000 metric tons. A metric ton is exactly 1000 kilograms (SI base unit) making a megatonne equal to 1000000000 kilograms. 1 Mt = 1000000000 kg.

So how many "tons" of CO2 do we produce..?? Plus co2 is not a pollutant...

Canada's carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel and cement production reached about 573 million metric tons in 2017, compared to 496 million metric tons in 1995.

SOOOOOOO.....573 0f those cubes for the ENTIRE country of Canada....so a fly on an Elephants arse....plus all our boreal forests would reduce the actual number to.....ZERO.

They should have used cubes...but I am sure this is much more dramatic.
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CO2 is tree and plant food
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Old 06-19-2019, 09:27 PM
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I want your post taxed. Makes way too much sense.
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Old 06-19-2019, 09:47 PM
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Thatís the problem. I am aware that a megaton is one billion kilograms. I can imagine/know more or less what a ton of water looks like. Not so much with gas though. Hence the question. Thought someone can give me an idea what a tone of gas would look like, fully compressed, I am assuming. Not sure what they were trying to picture and didnít read the article. Not a fan of reading material that starts with false impressions.

Here is the article if anyone is interested: https://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactive...onting-carbon/

The graph in the article shows that we are at 716 MT currently.

P.S. I know how most of you feel about climate change, have been reading this forum long enough. Really just want to know what a billion kg of gas looks like
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Old 06-19-2019, 09:57 PM
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Not sure of the dimensions on the cube shown, as it's very misleading, as I'm sure is the intention. However, at standard temperature and pressure, CO2 has a density of 1.98 kg/m3. Therefore, the dimensions would be approx. 796 m cubed.
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:58 PM
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The boy in the picture is wearing shorts so I'm gonna guess that the temp is 22C.

Each side of the cube would be 819m ish.
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:22 PM
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Old 06-20-2019, 07:03 AM
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If you compress that gas it will fit in a propane tank. Compress it even more and you will get a nice little block off dry ice

Scroll down in that article, without reading the bs, and they have an interactive map with a dirty block sitting over your favourite city. Zoom out to the whole province and the block looks pretty small.
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Old 06-20-2019, 07:18 AM
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The boy in the picture is wearing shorts so I'm gonna guess that the temp is 22C.

Each side of the cube would be 819m ish.
But he is also well above sea level, so I would guess closer to 900m. That is a WAG, I didn't go looking for chem lab handbook.

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Old 06-20-2019, 07:52 AM
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The boy in the picture is wearing shorts so I'm gonna guess that the temp is 22C.

Each side of the cube would be 819m ish.
Blatant propaganda move to background it with pristine mountain scenery and put a child in it.

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If you compress that gas it will fit in a propane tank. Compress it even more and you will get a nice little block off dry ice

Scroll down in that article, without reading the bs, and they have an interactive map with a dirty block sitting over your favourite city. Zoom out to the whole province and the block looks pretty small.

The "propane tank" or block of dry ice would still weigh a million tonnes though.

That would be a pretty high pressure tank and more than a "nice little block" of dry ice.

Nice try though.
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The "propane tank" or block of dry ice would still weigh a million tonnes though.

That would be a pretty high pressure tank and more than a "nice little block" of dry ice.

Nice try though.
But would it weigh more than a million tonnes of feathers?
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But would it weigh more than a million tonnes of feathers?
No. Feathers weigh almost nothing.
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Old 06-20-2019, 11:39 AM
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But would it weigh more than a million tonnes of feathers?
Depends on the type of bird.
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Old 06-20-2019, 02:16 PM
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If a crow and a goose and a partridge fly into that cube - how many pigeons will fly out?

Aanndd pull!
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Blatant propaganda move to background it with pristine mountain scenery and put a child in it.

Grizz
My thoughts exactly.

But the anti's have allways been about misrepresentation and void of facts and logical thinking.
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:18 PM
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It's not a cube cause of the split in the middle. you got triangles, squares and rectangles on both sides of the split. If indeed it is a cube? Put into perspective in relation to the person standing in front of it and the distance from cube to person and distance from person to mountains and height of cube to lake and distance of cube to mountains Ha Ha Lost my train of thought
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Old 06-24-2019, 09:46 AM
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Thatís the problem. I am aware that a megaton is one billion kilograms. I can imagine/know more or less what a ton of water looks like. Not so much with gas though. Hence the question. Thought someone can give me an idea what a tone of gas would look like, fully compressed, I am assuming.

P.S. I know how most of you feel about climate change, have been reading this forum long enough. Really just want to know what a billion kg of gas looks like
Come on over for couple bowls of my chili and you'll see what a billion kg gas looks like
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Old 06-24-2019, 04:34 PM
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If you compress that gas it will fit in a propane tank. Compress it even more and you will get a nice little block off dry ice

Scroll down in that article, without reading the bs, and they have an interactive map with a dirty block sitting over your favourite city. Zoom out to the whole province and the block looks pretty small.
I zoom out far enough that the cube disappeared. I solved the co2 problem. You can thank me later, lol.
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Old 06-24-2019, 06:38 PM
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Looks like one cubic inch on my phone
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