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Male 155
Egh... Even if it were true I rather live in fear of global warming so I maintain my good environmental practices. :-/
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Male 1,420
wow, people stop saying "the carbon dioxide levels heve done this" or anything like that.
the carbon dioxide levels havent changed nearly noticably enough since we were able to measure it.
someone mentioned the carbon dioxide levels during the industrial revolution, some have mentioned since the beggining of time. untill you get me a time machine, theres ABSOLUTELY no way of knowing what happened in the past, or how conditions were in the past. sure theres "fossils" and rock formations and that crap, but theres no way of finding out air percentages/ temperatures from the past without measuring it in that time period.
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Female 572
^ well, in a word, yes. The sad thing is that there are some people who are...
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Female 1,181
what a load of b*llsh*t. utter crap. do the oil companies (i.e. bush) really think we`re that stupid?
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Male 2,600
^ I`m surprised you don`t live in the United States.
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Male 211
I think in both ways we are ok. If there is global warming and we are goign to die from it... good ridance of environmentalist [email protected]
If there is not, we are still alive! Little Ice age and temperature fluctuation has been there for thousands of years. This all politics anyway and most people buy that environmentalist poo. I say use your car while we have some oil and breath heavily so tree can have some carbon dioxide.
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Male 2,600
thunderwolf3, I freely admit I haven`t read the book you recommended, but perhaps you can tell me how a work of fiction provides sound scientific evidence either supporting or refuting global warming?

And tell me you`re not seriously suggesting no one in this comments thread has read sources on global warming or has anything to back up their opinions absent mere belief? Science is contradicting itself (which I`ve absolutely no problem with) on this matter, which is to say that there is evidence supporting your point... as well as mine.

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Male 2,510
and wtf is a noob??? is that a new internet term you d-amn kids made up? ive been hearing it all over the place...

^^^

Are you new to the internet? n00b! LOLLER SKATES!

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Male 62
KingCourtney, I understand where you`re coming from and why you would think that, but by no means did I intend to sound arrogant. I am aware that generally, the American populace is filled with people always trying to find an easier way to do something, thus resulting in our great consumption of gas. I was merely stating that if perchance Europe got stuck with as many retards in charge that we have [who`d rather make a quick buck off of the work of others than do something honest for a change] that your situation would be similar. Other than that though, I agree that we aren`t victims but rather instead instigators of problems [at least the majority of us]and I had no intention to turn this conversation into such a debate.
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Female 181
Whoever believes in global warming is stupid. Global warming IS NOT real. There are different climates for different places. People say glaciers are melting. They`ve been melting for so many years already. And some are getting BIGGER. They say sea levels are rising due to global warming. They HAVE been rising since the last 6,000 YEARS. And it`s not going any faster. CO2. Have you heard of the urban island heat affect? Research your topic instead of believing in global warming. Read "State of Fear" by Michael Critchton. READ SOURCES.
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Male 33
ALSO, those of you that think chemicals must be similar if they look similar are clearly mistaken - take H20, hydrogen dioxide or water, and compare it with H2O2, hydrogen peroxide, or bleach.

CO2 and CO are about as different as that.

like i said before - this isnt even A-Level standard guys..

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Male 33
"This is funny, it`s not that CO2 is bad, it`s what happens in the upper atmosphere, CFC`s are harmless until they reach the upper atmosphere, then they get radiated, then radicals form in the molecule and destroy the ozone."

You sir are the biggest bull pooter in the business.

I made this account JUST so i could rip you;

CFCs, or ChloroFluoroCarbons are made up of Chlorine, Fluorine and Carbon ONLY. What you say about free radicals is true, but the big fact that you (as you put it) `forgot to include` is that carbon DIOXIDE contains OXYGEN and thus is not a chlorofluorocarbon, and has no detrimental effect to the atmosphere at all.

CO2 levels are around 0.03% nowadays, and the natural flux in levels are not a problem at all.

Next:
Carbon MONoxide, thats just CO. This is the gas from cars, which of course cannot be breathed by trees. What a waste of time making such a movie!!!

Ever heard of a catalytic converter? its job is to turn CO into CO2. you retards. It

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Male 1,725
that was gay...
but what was cool is that if i didnt post this comment there would be 69 comments here
lol
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Male 730
Larian.. I had a brillian Chemistry professor in my undergrad days who drew on the board the chemical reactions that could cause the whole greenhouse effect.. He was a brilliant, educated Doctor of Chemistry.. and I don`t recall him saying F*ck or Sh*t thru the whole lecture.. you dumbass!
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Female 572
^ well i guess that sums everything up nicely. :)
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Male 2,567
lol
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Female 39
ok so instead of drowning in glacier water we`re going to freeze to death...

weee!

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Male 2,600
Larian, I`ll read your article, but I must say it troubles me that you subscribe to, as your sources of information, websites calling the opposing side "completely full of sh*t" and to "Shut the f**k up. You`re an idiot." How opinionated and self-righteous is that?

Okay. Perhaps you misunderstood or misinterpreted something I said but I am certainly not an "environmental eco-fanatic" and your referring this particular website to me is offensive. Never have I said humans are *solely* responsible for climate change, as to think so would be no less than absurd.

I suggest you find more reputable and less vulgar websites as back-up sources for information in the future lest you further insult the intelligences of your opponents.

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Male 730
in the 1800s, here in the states.. there was a mining company in Montana, who told all the public that the Sulfuric Acid they were pumping into the air was good for their skin.. the disasters they caused are legendary..
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Male 11
ha! that was weakkkkk :-D
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Male 223
First, kill all of the cows, they are the biggest methane producers. Then kill all of the politicians, they are the biggest producers of hot air. I cant believe they refuse to acknowledge that burning a LOT of fossil fuels, (and nuclear explosions, and God knows what else) has little or no effect on the atmosphere. This is what happens when your constituents are fossil fuel companies.
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Female 33
ok...i think it`s BS...let`s take the planet venus for example...greenhouse gas has completely suffocated the planet, mostly because of the build up of carbon gases...it is thought that due to this "green house" effect earth will follow the same path, and will continue to warm up due to this...
ok and i`ve heard somewhere that argentina has pulled off a big f u ck y o u to foreign oil from the middle east. mostly because they use ETHANOL-driven cars...very environmentally friendly and CHEAPER. bush`s little buddies and himself are apparently against these ethanol driven cars (which are not any more or any less expensive than the oil driven ones)...
i wonder WHY they are against this? maybe because they have billions of dollars in oil stock ...HMMMMM

ok done rant...and totally off topic lol

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Male 203
BULL$HIT PROPAGANDA
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Male 493
ggrraant: you are wise beyond your years. Usually I have to use that argument on fellow Americans that think we are intrinsicly better than everybody else because we are the most well off, the most powerful, etc.... but it is equally true the way you used it as well. Our particular culture of disposable consumption is, however, kind of uniquely American in a bad way, imo.. We did at one point have a culture of hard work ethics and entrepreneur spirit, but I think that it is slowly being replaced by one of entitlement instead.
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Male 17
That does not mean, however, that we should sit back and relax. Science has for many years connected CO2-emissions (both natural an cultural) and global warming and it is now a scientific fact. We should try in any means possible to reduce the harms done and America plays a big role in this.
Therefore, Ggrrant, I think it is very arrogant of you to make that kind of accusation. This should not be changed into a banal "you`re stupid and grumpy and we`re victims" discussion. Please save that for another day...
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Male 17
The problem with CO2 emissions is not only an American problem - of course not. If we look to our East China and partly India are increasing their emissions drastically expecting to double their oil consumption in about 20 years. This will counterbalance the Kyoto protocol a great deal and we will probably not see a decrease in global gross CO2 emissions in near future. American energy politics as an important factor should not be underrated, since the daily oil consumption is more than three times larger as China`s is at the present and about 1/4th of the global consumption. So a lot stands and falls with the American energy politics, also taken under the consideration that the American political influence around the World, if a more environmentally aware president would appear, could put more pressure on smaller countries to cut down their air pollution.
The truth is that we are not sure what can be done about the global warning and what is the most effective. (continues...)
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Male 18
Here`s an interesting article for you. http://plainlyrantingtarget.blogspot.com...
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Male 2,600
Why not bash America this instance, MKnives? America is by far the biggest consumer of fossil fuels and by far the most liberal in its deregulation of oil companies and lack of any kind of national or even local energy conservation. Some criticism of one`s own country can also be perceived as patriotic.
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Male 1,550
if this is true then that sux i want the world to flood and for most of the ppl to die already
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Male 5
I call carbon dioxide love too!!! jk
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Male 62
It`s interesting, how Europeans and the like always have an opinion about how much America sucks and how stupid we all are. Get this- as fellow human beings, you are no more intelligent than we are, we`re just the nation that got stuck with one or two retards who were lucky enough to hit it big, and thus our rulers are idiots so our nation sucks. It could happen to you aswell.

On a different note, a noob is not a newbie. A newbie is a new person, a noob could be someone who was with an online organization from the beginning but just acts generously obnoxious and stupid.

And the people who made this video are stupid, what with their greenhouse gases are good lies.

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Male 1,030
here is my bottom line on global warming.. a) if it is happening, it cannot be reversed (be real), b) we won`t be here to see the effects (our poor children/grandchildren/etc.)
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Female 818
What? Was that a commercial for carbon dioxide? Or, er, what? Dubya tee eff.
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Male 2,781
HAHAHAH FROGG YOUR CO2-POWERED `PANTBALL` GUN.
I LOVE PAINTBALL`N, BUT SERIOUSLY, ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTIVE LENSES...I GOT A FRIEND WHO GOT SHOT IN HER EYE.
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Male 1
Stop bashing Americans, the "Senior Fellow" for this organization is Brittish.

http://www.cei.org/dyn/view_expert.cfm?e...

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Male 105
Studies have shown that if we don`t do anything about pollution within the next 20 years, life on earth will end within 200 years.

Then someone makes this crap and leads us to an even quicker demise. At this rate, I wouldn`t be surprised if we are the generation that becomes exctinct.

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Female 178
ummm...oookkkayyyy....
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Male 619
I agree with her. I can`t live without my CO2 powerd pantball gun *give it a nice big hug*
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Male 15
It is a fact that carbon dioxide levels have nearly doubled since the industrial revolution. And carbon dioxide does increase thats why venuses surface temperature is about 300 Kelvin hotter than mercurys. CO2 absorbs infra red radiation given off by the earth and re-emits it back down to earth causing it to be hotter than it would be without CO2. Obviously more carbon dioxide means more radiation is absorbed and re-emited back to earth. We need a small amount otherwise the the average earth temperature would be about -12 degrees celcius but there is more now than there has been for a long time (at least 400 000 years). This has caused a rise in temperature of about half a degree so far but it will probably continue to grow as temperatures adjust to the huge increase. Since CO2 has a very long half life in the atmosphere the damage has probably already been done all we can do now is try and limit it.
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Female 879
Wow, thats some propaganda if Ive ever seen any. I love how they try to make greenpeace look evil, cmon now.....
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Female 1
"u know, i really like that! im tired of all this crap about pollution. no gives a $%#@"

HOLY CRAP ARE YOU BLIND??!!!! I DAMN WELL THINK YOULL GIVE A $%#@ WHEN A HURRICANE OR WORSE HITS YOUR HOUSE AND IT WAS ONLY B/C THE WORLD DOESNT CARE ENOUGH TO FIX ITS POLLUTION PROBLEMS!!!!!!


sixtysix: the countless hurricanes lately have been worse than ever recorded in history. if anyone thinks thats just b/c of the worlds evoloution or w/e they are seriously mistaken.


and though we would all like to just blame bush, unfortunately he has almost nothing to do with the topic, unless you count his inactivity

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Male 1,521
This wasn`t funny was Rubbish!!!!!!!!!
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Male 305
u know, i really like that! im tired of all this crap about pollution. no gives a $%#@
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Male 18
Overmann, I agree with you that dumping toxic waste into the water supply isn`t such a great idea. However, the scientists that you speak of tend to contradict themselves on this matter. And what`s more, there have been more than a few retractions of previous "Chicken Little" claims in scientific journals lately.

You said "perhaps, if there weren`t so many cars or oil refineries in the world, Earth would be a healthier place than it currently is". That`s what is known as a begged question. Nobody with a working brain can disagree, but I`m not so sure about the conclusions drawn from the logic.

I think that it is imperitive that we end our dependance on oil because it`d be nice to get our energy from a place that isn`t so politically volatile. Think about it, anywhere there`s water, there`s fuel. That`s worth the price of admission right there.

Just don`t go around scaring people with the "It`s all your fault" rhetoric is all I ask.

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Male 162
"Carbon Dioxide, they call it pollution we call it life"

Brought to you by OilCo, USA.

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Male 66
Let`s just pin this on Bush and go home, it is so much easier than trying to argue with these idiots.
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Female 572
^notion seconded.

"Don`t go around calling people who are sceptical to mass hysteria and doomsday profecies idiots"

well i wasn`t calling them idiots exactly, i was just referring to being called an idiot myself, if you see where i`m coming from:)

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Male 2,600
Larian, I defer judgment to the USGS and the scientists actually monitoring the effects of global warming (rising sea levels, rising temperatures, regressive glaciers). There`s no question Earth is heating up; rather, the debate is how large a part do humans play in the matter. It`s obvious to me that we aren`t treating the environment well enough and that, perhaps, if there weren`t so many cars or oil refineries in the world, Earth would be a healthier place than it currently is.
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Male 46
The whole global warming thing is a bunch of crap.It is a natural occurance,the earth changes on its own.Humans need to be alot less arrogant and stop thinking there is anything we do or can do to effect this either way.The earth has gone through many many changes over millions of years,before cars and humans were here.Mother nature and the universe do not revolve around humans,we are a tiny fly speck in all of this.
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Female 37
Hansbo, yeah you`re right about the ice caps increasing in size, but that is only to a point. as the temperature rises there is more moisture in the air which is released as snow, building up the ice caps. past a certain point the ice caps will eventually begin to melt. and then the effect of the diluted (no salt in the ice caps) water will have on the gulf stream i`m not all certain on, other than it is not good.
it was an entertaning movie though
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Male 18
Okay, I`ll try the `calm voice of skeptical reason` bit again. Does anyone but me find it rather damning that this warming trend they`re all talking about coincides with increased energy output from the sun? And that it`s taking place on planets and moons all over the solar system at the same time?

Also, has anyone here done any research into this whatsoever, or are you parroting what you`ve been told by others?

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Male 901
"If anyone thinks that cars, amongst other things, are not making the temperature of the world increase, then they are the idiot."

Okay, let`s just clear up a few things.
Yes, the amount of carbon dioxide is bigger now than before. HOWEVER: The fact that it creates the global warming has not been proven. Don`t go around calling people who are sceptical to mass hysteria and doomsday profecies idiots.

And the thing she said about the poles, it`s actually true, as the temperature increases the polar caps actually increase in ice size. The water level will still rise though, when the earth gets hotter, because of the fact that warm water has less density than cold water. This is all irrelevant though, because soon, oil will be increasingly rare, and the oil prizes will get higher than other alternatives.

Still think the movie was bull though.

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Female 192
"what a load of rubbish yes trees/plants breath carbon dioxide, but what are we cutting down everyday on a massive scale? dont get me wrong im not a member of green peace or anything like that, but this is all a bluff to miss lead people so BUSH doesnt have to do anything about the GREEN HOUSE GAS MATTER, research it, the planet used to be 10% co2 tempretures were at like 122F all the time, until trees grew, reducing the co2, now co2 down to less than 1%, but were producing more and more green house gases and cutting down more and more trees, wheres it all going to end?? ITS FRICKIN OBVIOUS"

riiiight....cause the only place in the world where trees are being cut down is the grand ole U.S. of A.

Bush has some problems, but that doesn`t mean he`s a free target for every problem the world has. That`s just ridiculous.

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Male 2,600
Typical American arrogance of minimizing the threat to a negligible level to justify inaction. The world *is* heating up, fools, and if we don`t find some alternative source of energy (which, by the way, we have to anyway because in one hundred or so years the oil fields will dry up), our coastlines will begin to recede and entire coastal cities will drown. Ask any damn geology instructor and he`ll say the same thing provided he isn`t some hapless puppet.
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Male 119
Haha, Sugarhigh, Pwned!

I Dunno WHat To Think Of Teh Movie.... ^_^ Kinda Lame.
Because, theres different types of Carbon Dioxide.
Basically: The Good Stuff, And The Bad Stuff.

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Male 1,083
....brought to you by the sellers of oil, the ones that also jack up the price and make billions in profits.
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Female 572
No i`m not acting like hurricanes didn`t happen before cars. Actually. My point being that hurricanes get energy from the sea. The warmer the global atmosphere, the more energy hurricanes get. The more energy hurricanes get, the worse they are. If anyone thinks that cars, amongst other things, are not making the temperature of the world increase, then they are the idiot.

And what was the point in copy/pasting those figures about gas percentages?

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Male 3
This is all rubbish anyway. Green house gasses also consist of Methane (mostly from cows), and Carbon MONoxide, thats just CO. This is the gas from cars, which of course cannot be breathed by trees. What a waste of time making such a movie!!!
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Female 268
just p;ease remember all all you american haters
bush is at 33% popularity. we hate him more than you do. do you realize how sad it is that he is our representative? the only thing he`s doing that`s even slightly posistive is pushing toward hydrogen fueled cars. he a poser to the nth degree.
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Male 18
I suppose that the fact that our sun has been shining more brightly in the last 60 years than it has in the previous 1000 doesn`t have anything to do with it. What`s more, I guess we`re responsible for the global warming taking place on Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Enceladus, Triton and Pluto. We should really shut down our refineries on these planets before it`s too late.
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Male 9
Guinstar, you are an idiot. you act like hurricanes never happened before cars. WTF, they have been slamming every tropical and temperate coast since the beginning of time. What caused the ice age? The earth goes through natural cycles like anything else. Air is an exact mixture of 78.03% Nitrogen, 20.99% Oxygen, 0.94% Argon, 0.03% Carbon Dioxide, 0.01% Hydrogen, 0.00123% Neon, 0.0004% Helium, 0.00005% Krypton, 0.000006% Xenon.
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Male 2,290
This is funny, it`s not that CO2 is bad, it`s what happens in the upper atmosphere, CFC`s are harmless until they reach the upper atmosphere, then they get radiated, then radicals form in the molecule and destroy the ozone.

I guess they forgot to include that.

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Female 572
well the problems have already started - ask anyone in New Orleans. things like Katrina will keep happening until someone with power decides to do something more helpful than allow pro-CO2 adverts to get into everyone`s heads.
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Female 147
co2 is gud only till a limit and after we cross that limit wich is xpected to happen in 2020 when co2 levels will go from 360ppm in present to 500 ppm then our problems will start.
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Male 59
Thank god for carbon dioxide! it`s so safe and natural..... Now how do we ban dihydro monoxide?
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Male 820
u can use that voice and sell anthrax
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Male 329
i guess they need stuff like this to help them feel better. its not stupidity its denial. ohh what a shock so many people will have, i cant wait, i`ll be there with my camera. oh yes.
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Female 572
FFS, WTF is the Fkin point in that?? Why are they trying to advertise CO2?? I hate stereotypes and all that but seriously, only in the U.S could this happen. The sad thing is people are willing to believe it, they want to believe it, then they feel it`s ok to carry on with their McDonald`s drive-thrus and escalators to the gym etc etc.
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Male 329
i think you misread what he said frank.

oh, and yeah, is this a joke??... oh no wait, its american. now i do believe satan walks among us. on a side note, who else wishes bill hicks was still here? think of all the material he`d have in our modern crap hole of a world. it would be hilarious.

/end nonsensical rambling

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Male 1,030
wtf is going on here? GrnFantasic, most of the people that posted above me have more posts that you! You call us noobs? STFU you noob!
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Male 1,115
then of course there is the other noob that is n00b. Hahahahaha, yes its a way of life. Its when it is 500% more then normal when it becomes a problem. I`m more worried about bigger holes in the ozone and sharks. MWAHAHAHAHAHA
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Male 233
environmentalists you suck !
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Male 1,217
lol that was hilarious, the fallen glacier coming bak up... bush? he farts so much co2 the trees die and then it thins the ozone layer so more evil sunlight comes in and destroys us, makin a begginging to an end, ungless in the future, ppl make a huge glass dome and protects the world... im gay.
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Male 8
what a load of rubbish yes trees/plants breath carbon dioxide, but what are we cutting down everyday on a massive scale? dont get me wrong im not a member of green peace or anything like that, but this is all a bluff to miss lead people so BUSH doesnt have to do anything about the GREEN HOUSE GAS MATTER, research it, the planet used to be 10% co2 tempretures were at like 122F all the time, until trees grew, reducing the co2, now co2 down to less than 1%, but were producing more and more green house gases and cutting down more and more trees, wheres it all going to end?? ITS FRICKIN OBVIOUS
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Male 888
Her calm voice has swayed my opinion. I breathe deeply in honor!
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Male 1,152
take THAT enviormentalist!!!
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Female 358
A "noob" is a "newbie". Meaning a new person or something like that.
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Female 1,382
LOL!^ Wait... are you being serious or not :/?
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Female 1,033
we call it life

and wtf is a noob??? is that a new internet term you d-amn kids made up? ive been hearing it all over the place...

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Male 1,385
rrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiigggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhtttttttt
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Male 602
Heh cool and if you hate first post noobs sorry, first post
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Male 10,115
Link: Got C02? [Rate Link] - Brought to you by the makers of Carbon Dioxide.
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