More importantly, our atmosphere doesn’t just sit around the earth. It’s a dynamic and ever changing gaseous entity, the study points out, composed primarily of 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, 1% argon, and .03% carbon dioxide, and trace amounts of other gases. And as everybody knows, it is the movement of the atmosphere that gives us our weather patterns. Some days are rainy, some sunny, some windy, some a combination of various weather conditions, depending on the season of the year. Other factors also influence our weather, but with over a billion cubic miles of atmosphere, it only makes sense that there isn’t much the human race can do to adversely affect anything that large! When one considers that the atmosphere also tends to cleanse itself as atmospheric circulation takes place throughout that one billion cubic miles, it makes it even more unlikely that anything mankind can do to pollute something that vast and that dynamic!
Does it make sense to avoid polluting the atmosphere? Sure it does, but it seems clear that man isn’t doing any major damage to the atmosphere that should cause us to avoid using fossil fuels that are right beneath our feet. Protecting the atmosphere is obviously a worthwhile thing to do - as long as we don’t let the effort become an excuse to support senseless political interests!
That’s -30-for this week.