Posted On: Saturday - October 1st 2022 6:28PM MST
In Topics:   The Russians  Global Climate Stupidity  Science  World Political Stupidity
(Hey, even more alliteration. I like it!)
Our post yesterday on this matter was fun for me, but it didn't have much of a conclusion. Let me just make it clear here.
I can't see how the ruptures of these pipelines was anything but sabotage* by anti-Russian/anti-German elements with the US at least KNOWING about it beforehand. However, the world politics and the technical aspects are not Peak Stupidity's forte.
Yesterday's post was written to show numbers that demonstrate the stupidity of those who would like to make this pipeline rupture deal into an environmental story. That is something I've already seen from the usual suspects in the Lyin' Press. The calculations were very simple, meaning, of course, they don't include real world processes of heat transfer and atmospheric science that would change them somewhat. However, that wasn't the goal. The chemistry and heat capacity stuff is simple. It won't change my point any if the someone would come up with values double or half.
The gist of it:
1) The full amount of methane from the pipeline, were it all to got to that Greenhouse Gas hot-spot in the sky, would amount 0.00005, or 0.005%, of the amount of methane already in the atmosphere.
2) Were one to burn this methane, he'd get 2 3/4 the volume of it (number of molecules** - talking ideal gases here) in Carbon Dioxide and 1 1/8 the volume of it in Water. So ... maybe not... as it if matters - see (1).
3) Were one to burn it all, the energy produced, if somehow spread out evenly, would raise the temperature of the atmosphere by 0.01F, albeit temporarily, as there's that energy balance thing.
All the environmental worries are dust in the wind. That said, it doesn't mean the country or Deep State responsible for this isn't still hypocritical about it.
OK, that's the blog-week. Next week, we'll get that full Giorgia Meloni speech up and discuss her many ideas, Feminist, Socialist, and Nationalist. The inflation and prepping post will appear, I hope, and immigration stupidity will surely rear its ugly head. Maybe more music is in order. Thanks for the comments, and thanks to more of you for reading!
* Sam J, I did read the Lawdog post speculating the cause may have been poor maintenance of the lines, but I'm not convinced. He sounds like he knows his stuff though.
** Which, I'm pretty sure, is what matters for Greenhouse Effect theory.