Thriftee the Squirrel's Blog

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What is the largest greenhouse gas?

January 28th, 2015

Water, then NOx is 310 times more than CO2, followed by CH4 (Methane) which is 60 times more than CO2, and lastly, SO2 (Sulfur Dioxides) at about 15 times stronger than CO2.


Yes water! Will explain next week.

What makes the most deadly gases from combustion?

January 28th, 2015

Volcanoes! THRIFTEE gets really nervous when Volcanoes erupt. What a few volcanoes do to the environment in one week, humans don’t do in a year. We live on a great diverse planet with lots of variables. So, to help Mother Nature, let’s cut back on electricity usage, keep air conditioners not so low and heaters not so high. Also, while driving a car or truck, avoid going over the speed limits. And you can improve gas mileage by inflating your tires to the proper pressure.

Do coal-fired plants make high levels of NOx gases?

January 28th, 2015

Based on several reports that THRIFTEE has read and after speaking to coal plant operators and environmentalists, he learned that coal-fired plants make the least amount of NOx emissions per equal heat output, while natural gas, propane and oil make more per heat output. Over the last 30 years, there has been a major shift to use natural gas. It’s cleaner than coal but also presents its own health concerns.

Are NOx (Nitrogen Oxides from combustion) emissions harmful to our planet?

January 28th, 2015

This is a good question and deserves a thorough explanation.

THRIFTEE has seen his planet be negatively affected from both smoggy air and the acidity in rain (Acid Rain) that affects his trees and nuts. He has spoken to several of his science friends and they feel so strongly that they publish reports that explain that in a drop of rain, Nitric Acid makes up 73-80% of the acid component. In fact, the American chestnut tree had become extinct due to a progressive fungus from acid rain killing most of them 25 years ago. THRIFTEE has more friends now with asthma than he knew of 50 years ago. And some of his friends in Asia are being seriously affected by very poor air quality.

Is CO2 a bad gas in our environment?

January 28th, 2015

It doesn’t bother THRIFTEE at all. It is absolutely not a “bad” or harmful toxic gas. Without it, the oceans would have a lot less plankton and then there would be a lot less shrimp and less food for fish and some whales. Less fish means fewer lobsters and crabs and other seafood for us to eat. The same is true about the land bio-mass as well.

THRIFTEE wants humans to be more educated about the facts so they don’t change the wrong things.

What THRIFTEE doesn’t like is high levels of CO (Carbon Monoxide),or NOx (Nitrogen Oxides in the air. They come mainly from overseas coal plants and natural gas emissions. THRIFTEE has some new friends who know how to burn fossil fuels cleaner. The stack emissions from burning fossil fuels also mix with moisture in the air and make carbonic acid, which is weaker than Nitric acid from NOx, which is more harmful

Where does CO2 (Carbon Dioxide gas) go in our environment?

December 10th, 2014

THRIFTEE has done a lot of homework on the Internet, and found that 90% of the CO2 emitted from humans, burning fossil fuels, waste composition, and decay of plant life get absorbed by the oceans and most of the plants and trees on our planet.

For more information, look up the Carbon Cycle.