How to reduce "Carbon" emissions - I have a plan..
We know that an average human breathes out about 0.85kg of CO2 each day, or 310kg/year.
Politicians who are talking a lot will produce more - say 1 kg a day.
All we need to do is draw up a little list -
"As some day it may happen that a victim must be found,
I've got a little list--I've got a little list
Of society offenders who might well be underground,
And who never would be missed--who never would be missed!"
And I will soon be able to spot hundreds of kg of C02 that are being wastefully produced - any suggestions as who should be on the list...
(For the disturbingly curious, I present the maths:
The average person exhales about 0.5 litres of air with each breath. At 15 breaths per minute, that's about 10,800 L per day.
CO2 makes up about 4% of each exhalation, so we breathe out about 432 L of CO2 daily.
Assuming my chemistry isn't completely dodgy, that works out to about 0.85 kg CO2 per day:
1 mole of gas occupies 22.4L at STP
432 L C02 / 22.4 litres/mole = 19.3 moles CO2.
1 mole of CO2 weighs 44g
19.3 moles CO2 x 44 g/mole = 849g CO2
So 432L CO2/day = 0.85kg CO2/day).