Alan Jones taken to court by GetUp
Jones has said that human beings produce .001 per cent of the carbon dioxide in the air.
Sure the anonymous journos didn’t misrepresent?
Or maybe Jones is referring to the fact that CO2 makes up 0.039% of our atmosphere, and that many sources (here’s one) state human contribution thanks to industrialisation and whatever is 3% (3.225%) of that 0.039%.
0.039% x 0.03225 = ?
Actually, it’s 0.039093% of the atmosphere is CO2 if anyone wants to get really technical. Or if the atmosphere=1, CO2=0.00039093
A trace gas indeed.
Even if you take the alarmist “we contribute 28% of atmospheric CO2” line, rather than the 3% or 5% line, it still equals sweet eff all.
Alarmist view: Our CO2 = 0.0001094604 or 0.01094604 per cent of the atmosphere.
In other words, 0.01% of the atmosphere is nasty human C02 if you take the global-warming-is-real-and-it’s-our-fault-line.
Sceptic view (5%): Our CO2 = 0.0000195465 or 0.00195465 per cent of our atmosphere. SFA.
Sceptic view (3% – Alan Jones says 3%, too): Our CO2 = 0.0000117279 or 0.00117279 per cent of our atmosphere.
Give or take?
What is GetUp is going bonkers over?
Are they going bonkers over 0.001%? Oops! That’s what Jones said. Go ahead GetUp. Please take it to court.
Or to get really technical, 0.039093% x 0.03225…
The article states Alan Jones said 0.001% of CO2 is “man-made”. Did the journalists (unknown) involved simply quote the GetUp press release?
Jones stated that 0.001% of the atmosphere (not CO2!) is “man-made” CO2.
A big difference. Huge.
At best – BEST – they wanna tax everything more for 0.01% (or 0.001 % – the “denialist” view) of the atmosphere.
Oh, and by the way, Australia accounts for 1.5% of that 0.001% or 0.000015% or 0.00000015
0.00000015 (or if you like 0.000015%) bits of our atmosphere and Julia Gillard wants to tax the hell out of us for it.
Another agenda, perhaps?
Go to comments to get to the guts of this one.