put together by Dr. Nicholas Cowan, an atmospheric physicist at the UK
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Edinburgh, argues that the gases
exhaled by humans while breathing are a major contributing factor to
According to Dr. Cowan and his team, the simple act of
respiration releases warming gases into the air that contribute to
atmospheric heating and “boiling” oceans.
“It has been reported that exhaled human breath can contain the
greenhouse gases methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O), both of which
have a much higher global warming potential than carbon dioxide (CO2),”
the study explains.
“Where hydrocarbon chains (food types) are consumed by humans and
turned into CH4 (and N2O from nitrogen intake), the global warming
potential is no longer neutral, and human respiration has a net warming
effect on the atmosphere.”
“We would urge caution in the assumption that emissions from humans are negligible.”
“The new study was led by Dr Nicholas Cowan, an atmospheric physicist at the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Edinburgh.
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Stop breathing, save the world
For their study, the researchers looked at levels of methane and
nitrous oxide in the human breath of 104 adult volunteers from the
general population of the United Kingdom.
Each volunteer was instructed to take a deep breath, hold it for
five seconds, then exhale into a sealable plastic bag. A total of 328
breath samples were collected from the participants, each of whom was
recorded based on age, sex, and dietary preference.
Upon analysis, all of the breath samples were found to contain
nitrous oxide, while only 31 percent were found to contain methane, the
same gas found in “cow farts” that the climate cultists are also trying
The other 69 percent of participants that did not release methane
in their breath were determined to still “release the gas in flatus,”
Females above the age of 30 were found to be the most likely to
exhale methane in their breath, though researchers say they are unsure
why this is the case.
Overall based on all the samples, the researchers determined that
the proportion of UK “greenhouse gas” emissions that come from people’s
breath is 0.05 percent for methane and 0.1 percent for nitrous oxide.
To be clear about what this means, Dr. Cowan stressed that these
two percentages relate specifically to the two respective gases. The two
percentages do not cover the totality of UK greenhouse gas emissions as
As far as they could tell, there is no link between gases in
breath and what people eat, though the researchers made sure to throw in
their bias against meat eaters, claiming that they fuel the climate
crisis to a much higher degree than vegetarians and vegans.
The study also only looked at greenhouse gas emissions from
breath. The researchers did not provide any kind of estimate as to a
person’s total emissions or their overall carbon footprint.
“I love global warming,” one commenter wrote. “It encourages us to breathe so plants can become green.”
“Well, we all knew this was bound to happen!” wrote another.
“I would like to suggest that Dr. Nicholas Cowan be the first to
put a plastic bag over his head, duct tape the bag to his body and make
certain there are no gaps, and breathe deeply to reduce the population!”
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CNN Anchor Claims Dangerous Filthy Slums in America Are ‘Vibrant Expressions of Democracy’
CNN host Fareed Zakaria aired an astonishing rant this past
weekend arguing that major US cities are filthy and dangerous because of
“democracy,” and that makes them more “vibrant.”
Zakaria was attempting to provide a counter argument to Tucker
Carlson’s recent report that Russia’s subways are nicer than America’s.
Modernity.news reports: “American cities are expressions of democracy,” Zakaria asserted, claiming they are “places where people have to negotiate differences and find ways to live together, that makes them messier and dirtier and sometimes chaotic.”
He then argued “perhaps that is what has made these cities so vibrant and innovative, and why they have been at the forefront in making America the country that leads the world in economics, technology, culture and power.”
Is rampant crime, homelessness, and drug use part of said vibrancy?
Fact check. American cities were not shit holes when the country emerged as the envy of the world.
Zakaria continued, “Carlson speaks enviously of cities like Tokyo, Singapore, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and they are indeed wonderful in their own distinctive ways. But what’s striking about all of them is that they are somewhat tame and subdued. The product of authoritarian governments or conformist culture, or both. American cities are different.”
He appears to be seriously claiming that you cannot have a clean and safe city without some kind of evil dictatorship overseeing it.
Zakaria continued “Carlson put forward a bizarre hodgepodge of assertions he thought the architecture, food and service in Moscow was better than in any American city. Really? Moscow?”
“Outside of a small historic center, it is filled with drab Soviet era concrete buildings. And while the food in Moscow can be quite good…Better than New York or San Francisco? You need to get out more” Zakaria concluded.
Has he been to San Francisco lately?
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