Sunday, August 08, 2004

Acid rain 'has climate benefits'

"Acid rain, which has long been blamed for damaging forests and killing wildlife, has some positive effects in constraining global warming, say researchers.

Sulphur dioxide from industry can help cut the amount of the greenhouse gas methane emitted by peat bogs, according to scientists from the Open University, Nasa and Sweden. It does this by suppressing bugs that produce more methane as global temperatures rise.

A study in Scotland suggested that the global effect of acid rain from 1960 to 2030 could cut methane emissions to pre-industrial levels. But Dr Vincent Gauci, of the Open University, said increasing sulphur pollution was unwise because of acid rain's negative effects".


See here for some of those other "negative" effects


Many people would like to be kind to others so Leftists exploit that with their nonsense about equality. Most people want a clean, green environment so Greenies exploit that by inventing all sorts of far-fetched threats to the environment. But for both, the real motive is to promote themselves as wiser and better than everyone else, truth regardless.

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