Originally Posted by Wazbro
Personally I hate FAKE MATH. I hope you can realize that 1 times 35 gigatons is 35 gigatons, that means volcanoes producing 1 times less CO2 would be producing none and if they were producing 80 times less they would be sucking 2,765 gigatons of CO2 out of the atmosphere. Well if you were right at least then we wouldn't have a problem with climate change from too much CO2.
Sorry, I don't get your point at all. Who said anything about 1 times 35 gigatons or sucking CO2 out of the atmosphere?
There's nothing wrong with the math; it's not fake. Here, I'll lay it out:
Human CO2 production = 35 gigatons (35,000,000,000 tons) per year
Volcanic output ranges from .13 gigatons (130,000,000 tons)
to .44 gigatons (440,000,000 tons) per year.
35,000,000,000 / 130,000,000 = 269.2 which I rounded to 270
35,000,000,000 / 440,000,000 = 79.5 rounded to 80
Perhaps my phrasing was confusing. If I had said that human CO2 production was 80 to 270 times more than volcanic CO2 output, rather than volcanic output being 80 to 270 times less than human production, would that have been clearer to you? Same numbers, same math, just a different way of stating the result. My apologies.